Jaguar F-PACE best in the world

Jaguar F Pace- front

This year, vehicles were selected and voted on by an worldwide jury panel comprised of 75 top‐level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world.

Russell Anderson, managing director of Asia Pacific Importers, Jaguar Land Rover Singapore, at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in Singapore.

Although the World Car of the Year awards are now an established part of the New York Auto Show, this year saw the first award for World Urban Car, a new sub-category introduced to reflect the growing competition and innovation in the city and compact car segment globally.

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: "The F-PACE was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design". 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.

It is the first overall success for Jaguar at the awards as it triumphed over finalists the Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan to claim top prize.

Earlier in the awards program, the F-Pace also took home the 2017 World Car Design of the Year over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and Toyota C-HR.

Priced from £34,730, the Jaguar F-PACE range has a versatile range of power options, from the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel which produces just 126g/km of Carbon dioxide to the supercharged V6 petrol which launches the auto from 0-62mph in just five-and-a-half seconds. So when the British carmaker ventured into building SUVs, apart from the initial grumbling about the heritage, much was expected from their first ever SUV, the F-Pace.

The performance SUV is the fastest selling model Jaguar has produced.

Jaguar's first performance SUV is designed and developed in the United Kingdom and built at Solihull.

Jaguar Land Rover invested £120 million in the Solihull facility to build the F-PACE, part of a total £2 billion investment in the plant and awarded £5 billion of United Kingdom supplier contracts to support its production.

With models ranging from a 2.0-litre diesel capable of 59mpg to a 375bhp supercharged petrol capable of hitting 60mph in 5.1 seconds, the F-Pace has become the firm's fastest-selling model. "This very reporter predicted this victory weeks ago ("...the odds-on pick has to be the Jaguar F-Pace...").

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