World Car Awards reveals the vehicles chosen by jury of motoring experts to win a range of prized titles, for 2017.
Jaguar claims multiple awards
The Jaguar F-PACE has been crowned World Car Of The Year 2017 at the New York International Auto Show, by World Car Awards. This sports-utility vehicle – that the manufacturer said contributed towards record sales growth by enticing new types of customer to its brand – also won The World Car Design trophy at the same event.
World Car Awards Director, Vice Chairman and juror, Mike Rutherford, praised the company. He said: "Jaguar has done the unthinkable by first securing the World Car Design Of The Year award, then lifting the big one: The World Car Of The Year trophy.”
Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, said: "The F-PACE was designed and engineered as a performance sports-utility vehicle with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability, and bold design. Winning these awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams.”
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, added: “The F-PACE is our first ever sports-utility vehicle, but it is clearly recognisable as a Jaguar. For it to win the World Car Of The Year 2017 trophy vindicates our decision to bring our unique design principles - and dynamic qualities - to a new sector of the market”, Mr Callum said.
World Car Awards 2017 results
World Car Awards 2017 incorporated a wide range of titles. The tables below reveal the complete results; including the finalists.
World Car Of The Year 2017
- Jaguar F-PACE
- Audi Q5
- Volkswagen Tiguan
World Luxury Car Of The Year 2017
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- BMW 5 Series
- Volvo S90 / V90
World Performance Car Of The Year 2017
- Porsche Boxster Cayman
- Audi R8 Spyder
- McLaren 570s
World Green Car Of The Year 2017
- Toyota Prius Prime
- Chevrolet Bolt
- Tesla Model X
World Urban Car Of The Year 2017
- BMW i3 (94 Ah)
- Citroen C3
- Suzuki Ignis
World Car Design Of The Year 2017
- Jaguar F-PACE
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
- Toyota C-HR
About World Car Awards 2017
The World Car Awards required 75 motoring journalists/jurors from twenty-three countries to evaluate dozens of cars, over months. To qualify, vehicles had to become available - on at least two continents - between January 1st 2016 and May 31st 2017. There were multiple test events, plus two rounds of private voting on the net.
A company spokesperson recently explained: “World Car has a dual mission of celebrating the best of today - and inspiring the best ideas for tomorrow. Our role is not just to reward current achievement, but to also provide insight into the future”, he said.