Nobody really expected this, but jurors at the World Car Awards decided in their infinite wisdom that the Jaguar F-Pace is the best automobile in the world in the year 2017. And if you find that a bit questionable, they gave it World Car Design of the Year prize which means they think it is the most beautiful car of the year!
Then again, as many of you know, World Car of the Year awards do not reflect the public’s opinion and ha nothing to do with the performance of the car in the market. And it doesn’t affect that to a great degree, either. It just buys the manufacturer some bragging rights in the first pages of the car’s brochure.
Of course, none of that means Jaguar F-Pace is a bad car. Quite the contrary, the British SUV is a fabulous mid-size SUV. It’s just that when you think of ‘World Car of Year’ better choices come to mind.
At any rate, if you have already bought an F-Pace you can be happy that 75 influential motoring journalists from 24 countries think you made the right choice. Currently the SUv’s range is not very expansive. Engine options for the F-PACE range from the efficient and innovative four-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel, with CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km* to the high-performance 380PS, supercharged V6 petrol model that can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 5.5 seconds. Rest assured, more variants and editions will be released over the coming years.