Rikus Grobler | Jun 20, 2017 | 0
An offroad Jag to take the well-heeled anywhere
British luxury carmaker, Jaguar said this week the Jaguar F-PACE is now officially the best and most beautiful car in the world after scooping both the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards at the 2017 World Car Awards.
The performance SUV is the fastest selling model Jaguar has produced and is only the second vehicle to claim the historic double in the 13-year history of the World Car Awards.
“The F-PACE was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design,” said Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO. “Winning this award endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world’s most practical sports car and Jaguar’s fastest-selling vehicle”.
The F-PACE triumphed over finalists, the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan to claim the 2017 double title.
“The F-PACE is our first ever SUV but it is clearly recognisable as a Jaguar and for it to win the 2017 World Car of the Year trophy vindicates our decision to bring our unique design principles and dynamic qualities to a new sector of the market,” said Ian Callum, the Director of Design at Jaguar.
The awards director, Mike Rutherford stated “Jaguar has done the unthinkable by first securing the World Car Design of the Year award and then the overall World Car of the Year trophy.”
Engine options for the F-PACE range from the efficient and innovative four-cylinder 2 litre Ingenium diesel to the high-performance 280kW, supercharged V6 petrol that can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds.
“The last 12 months have seen the launch of three completely new product lines, and successful growth across many of Jaguar’s existing products. Sales are still increasing strongly and Jaguar is now Europe’s fastest-growing car brand” Jaguar said.