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Jaguar F-Pace voted World Car of the Year

Jaguar F-Pace voted World Car of the Year

But the New York International Auto Show put all these negative remarks to rest.

Jaguar's F-Pace mid-size SUV has raced to the head of the pack.

The British-built SUV also scooped World Car Design of the Year at the annual World Car of the Year awards, held in NY.

In other categories at the World Car of the Year awards, Mercedes Benz E-Class beat the BMW 5-series and the Volvo S90 / V90 to the World Luxury Car award for 2017. The XE sports saloon was a finalist for the 2016 World Car Design of the Year title. This just goes to show the interest in the SUV segment across the globe and also the rise of a segment that might redefine the automotive industry around the world.

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover's boss, said: "Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world's most practical sports auto and Jaguar's fastest selling vehicle".

The performance SUV was crowned overall World Car of the Year, and also picked up the World Car Design of the Year having impressed the panel of 75 motoring journalist from across the globe.

Previous World Car of the Year winners have been the Mazda MX‐5 (2016), Mercedes‐Benz C‐Class (2015), the Audi A3 (2014), the Volkswagen Golf (2013), the Volkswagen Up! 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. "Sales are still increasing strongly and Jaguar is now Europe's fastest-growing vehicle brand" Jaguar said.

Jaguar India launched the F-Pace at the price range of Rs 68.40 lakh to Rs 1.12 crore on October 21. The business invested £120m in its Solihull facility to build the F-PACE, part of a total £2bn investment in the plant and awarded £5bn 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.

Jaguar F-Pace is an amalgamation of style with sporty features.

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