Jaguar F-Pace Wins The World Car Of The Year Award For 2017
The Jaguar F-Pace was crowned the World Car of the year and World Car Design of the year for 2017. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class took home the award for the World Luxury Car of the year while the Porsche Boxster/Cayman was the World Performance Car of the year for 2017.
We'd already told you about the finalists of the World Car Of the Year Award and back then we'd said that this year could turn out to be the one that redefines the awards and well that's exactly what's happened. The winners of the 2017 World Car of the Year awards were announced today at the New York Auto Show and it comes after months of deliberation by a panel of 75 international automotive journalists that began back in September at the Paris Motor Show.
(The Jaguar F-Pace is the first SUV to win the World Car Of the year award)
It was the Jaguar F-Pace
that took home the prestigious award, making it the first SUV to win the prestigious award. The F-Pace beat more than 20 worthy contenders from around the world - and this includes a whole bunch of cars from the VW Group like the Audi Q5
and the Volkswagen Tiguan
in the last round of voting. The F-Pace also took home the 2017 World Car of the Year, but it also won the 2017 World Car Design of the Year, beating the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet
, and the new Toyota C-HR.
(The Mercedes-Benz E-Class won the World Luxury Car of the year for 2017)
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class
, took home the 2017 World Luxury Car award while the Porsche Boxster/Cayman
, won the World Performance Car Award. The Toyota Prius
Prime, was adjudged the World Green Car of the Year while the and the BMW i3 beat the Suzuki Ignis
to win the which World Urban Car award.
(The Porsche Boxster/Cayman won the World Performance Car of the year for 2017)
This year marks the 11th anniversary between the World Car and the New York Auto Show and it's the first time that an SUV has been awarded with the highest honours. 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.
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