This year’s Car of the Year is the Jaguar F-Pace as it was voted at the New York auto show! Many of competitors failed to achieve this prestigious award, among which are Volkswagen Tiguan and the Audi Q5. Those three vehicles belongs to the SUV category and this is now the first time an SUV grabbed the award – World Car of the Year.
2017 World Car of the Year and even the 2017 World Car Design of the Year awards went straight to Jaguar’s engineers and designers this year. Jaguar F-Pace was competing with Toyota C-HR and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible.
Dr Ralf SPeth, Jaguar boss says: “Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world’s most practical sports car and Jaguar’s fastest selling vehicle.”
It was clear that an SUV will take the award this year from the beginning, as three competitors went to the finals. At the end, most of the 75 judges (international car journalists) voted in Jaguar F-Pace’s favor.
Worlds Car of the YEar and the Rest
Beside the two awards Jaguar had in 2017, the 2017 Best Luxury Cars award went to the Mercedes E-Class. This Mercedes had its competitors in a form of the BMW Series 5 and the Volvo S90/V90.
Toyota Prius Prime is the 2017 Best Hybrid and Electric Car and the main competitors were Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model X.
At the end, the award of the 2017 Best City Car went to the electric BMW i3. Citroen C3 and Suzuki Ignis did not have luck this year.