Meet the World Car of the Year 2017: The Jaguar F-Pace
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At the mere mention of Jaguar, a mental image of a luxurious car with extravagant features pops up in one’s head. This British multinational car manufacturer recently introduced the first ever SUV manufactured under the brand’s name. The launch of the Jaguar F-Pace evoked mixed reactions from auto experts and fans. Some people thought that the automaker must not experiment with an SUV as it can only excel in exquisite luxury cars. There were doubts regarding the durability and power of the Jaguar SUV. But the New York International Auto Show put all these negative remarks to rest. Jaguar proved that it will outshine every project it takes up by bagging the World Car of the Year award in 2017.

The Jaguar F-Pace definitely stole the show at New York as it also received the World Car Design of the Year award. The auto show in New York which kicked off on Wednesday witnessed some of the most stylish, powerful, and innovative automobiles from across the globe. The Jaguar SUV competed with 23 other entries in the same category. A panel of 75 automotive journalists from around the world reviewed each entrant and later came to a common decision. Well bagging an award wasn’t a smooth journey for this Jaguar.

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The design and engineering of the Jaguar F-Pace were carried out with the help of bold design, everyday usability, and exceptional dynamics. Ralf Speth, the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover stated that the victory at New York is a result of the enormous talent and hard work on the team that was involved in this project. This led to the manufacture of the most practical sports car in the world and also Jaguar’s fastest selling vehicle.

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Jaguar F-Pace is an amalgamation of style with sporty features. The SUV is available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine which dominates the majority of the F-Pace sales. It also comes with a pair of 3.0-litre engines out of which one is petrol whereas the other is diesel. The 2.0-litre model has the option of a rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox. But the 3.0-litre model is automatic in nature and has an all-wheel drive only. In comparison to other SUVs where one has to adjust seats to make the place, this one is adequately spacious. The safety equipment in this car is impressive as it comes with backup options. This feature gives Jaguar an edge in front of its rivals. The lowest version of the Jaguar F-Pace starts at the price of $42,065. It goes up to $71,695 for a premium model.

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