It’s official. Jaguar’s F-PACE SUV has just been voted the most beautiful car in the world, winning the prestigious World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles at the 2017 World Car Awards. Baroque Ground finds out all about it
Not one title at the 2017 World Car Awards, but two. That’s Jaguar’s F-PACE SUV, the brand’s fastest selling global model, which has just scooped two prestigious prizes at the Awards – World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year for 2017.
That’s no mean feat for any car, but we have to say, we’re not surprised. Jaguar’s first-ever SUV is quite an exceptional automobile. Aside from being the fastest selling model ever produced in the Jaguar stable, the car is only the second to ever claim the historic double win in the World Car Awards’ 13-year history. And when you consider that 75 influential motoring journalists from 24 different countries were the judges, you’ll understand just how tough the competition is.
This exceptional SUV from Jaguar was designed and engineered as a performance SUV. It boasts exceptional dynamics, bold design and is created to be driven on a daily basis. The awards show the talent and exceptional work ethic of the Jaguar team, who have managed to produce the most practical sports car in the world.
These two prestigious awards is the first success for Jaguar ever at the World Car Awards. In 2016, the brand’s XE sports saloon was a finalist for the World Car Design of the Year title.
Far larger and more acclaimed carmakers had to take a back seat this year, as Jaguar took all the honors. This year, the exceptional Jaguar F-PACE triumphed over competitors such as the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan to claim the 2017 World Car of the Year title. When it comes to the second award, 2017 World Car Design of the Year, Jaguar’s stunning SUV received the award despite competition such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and the Toyota C-HR. Despite it being Jaguar’s first-ever SUV, the F-PACE is quintessentially a Jaguar, and this, along with the brand’s innovation in a new sector of the auto market, is the reason that the vehicle has won such acclaim.
Of course, the F-PACE was a success story from the start. Jaguar’s first performance SUV not only attracted new customers to the brand, but it also became the fastest selling vehicle in the stable. The F-PACE offers a number of engine options, from the efficient, innovative four-cylinder 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel all the way up to the high-performance 380PS, supercharged V6 petrol model.
The F-PACE is one of three completely new product lines produced by Jaguar in the last year and has certainly contributed significantly to Jaguar becoming the fastest-growing car brand in Europe.