Jaguar F-Pace emerges 2017 World Car of the year

Posted April 15, 2017

The winners of the 2017 World Car of the Year awards have been revealed on the sidelines of the ongoing New York Auto Show, with the panel of 75 global automotive journalists having made up their mind in the period since September at the Paris Motor Show.

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover's boss, said: "Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world's most practical sports auto and Jaguar's fastest selling vehicle".

In other news, the 2017 World Car of the Year awards saw the debut of a new category called World Urban Car of the Year.

However, in the luxury auto category, it was business as usual with the Mercedes E-Class scooping this year's award, ahead of the Volvo S90 and the BMW 5-Series. A panel of 75 automotive journalists from around the world reviewed each entrant and later came to a common decision.

But perhaps the biggest surprise at this year's awards show is that the Toyota Prius hybrid took home the Green Car Award. The Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman has won World Performance Car of the Year, meaning it beat the Audi R8 Spyder and McLaren 570S to the prize.

There is an understated luxury about F-Pace, it's chocked full of the latest technology including a 10.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Jaguar's F-Pace mid-size SUV has raced to the head of the pack. Jaguar SUV beat the Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan in the final round.

The Jaguar F-Pace was also launched in India in four variants - the 2-litre Pure variant at Rs 68.4 lakh and the Prestige trim at Rs 74.5 lakh; the 3-litre R Sport diesel variant comes at Rs 1.02 crore and the First Edition at Rs 1.12 crore, (all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). The F-Pace SUV has taken inspiration from the F-type, Jaguar's flagship supercar.

Engine options for the F-PACE range from the efficient and innovative four-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel, with Carbon dioxide emissions as low as 126g/km to the high-performance 380PS, supercharged V6 petrol model that can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 5.5 seconds.