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Jaguar F-PACE Wins World Car Of The Year 2017

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

Winner

  • Jaguar F-PACE

Finalists

  • Audi Q5
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

World Luxury Car Of The Year 2017

Winner

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Finalists

  • BMW 5 Series
  • Volvo S90 / V90

World Performance Car Of The Year 2017

Winner

  • Porsche Boxster Cayman

Finalists

  • Audi R8 Spyder
  • McLaren 570s

World Green Car Of The Year 2017

Winner

  • Toyota Prius Prime

Finalists

  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Tesla Model X

World Urban Car Of The Year 2017

Winner

  • BMW i3 (94 Ah)

Finalists

  • Citroen C3
  • Suzuki Ignis

World Car Design Of The Year 2017

Winner

  • Jaguar F-PACE

Finalists

  • 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.