In a surprising turn of events, Jaguar F-Pace has recently been announced 2017 World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show. This is the first time the prestigious car has been given the award.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Speth said that they never imagined that they will be winning the prestigious award. He explained that despite being a small team they still wanted to deliver optimum performance. They do not only want to transform their company but they also want to innovate the industry.
Jaguar F-Pace managed to beat Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan for the title. The three contenders are actually SUVs that is not that surprising considering the demand for these cars.
The Jaguar F-PACE has won both the World Car & World Car Design of the Year titles - the only car to have earned both titles in 13 years! pic.twitter.com/pUUsaX5uya
— Marshall Jaguar (@MarshallJaguar) April 15, 2017
Critics believe that this car is an exceptional vehicle that deserved the award it got. It has comfortable and well-supported front seats and a spacious cabin.
It may lack Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but it still did not lessen the fact that it still remains as one of the best cars in the market right now. Setting that aside, it has a fast-charging USB port glove box that an easily charge an iPhone.
Jaguar F-Pace also has a spacious back seat that can accommodate two adults or two bulky child seat, leaving enough room for a five or 10-year-old child in the middle. It may look like a coupe car but it has enough headroom, making the car really special.
It could be remembered that the company was put under scrutiny because of its late release of its SUV when most of its competitors have already released new vehicles for this year. So far, the company had a tripled its sales this year in Canada.
Aside from being the World Car of the Year, Jaguar F-Pace also garnered the World Car Design of the Year Award. Its original price starts from $74,340 that can be expensive but still worth buying.