Jaguar F-Pace crowned Best Large Cross­over in uk Car of the Year Awards

The Oban Times - - DRIVING FORCE -

• Jaguar F- PACE picks up ‘Best Large Cross­over’ ti­tle at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017.

• This win places the F- PACE on the shortlist for the over­all UK Car of the Year Award which will be an­nounced in Fe­bru­ary.

• Judges praised F- PACE for its de­sign, han­dling, prac­ti­cal­ity and best-in­class resid­ual val­ues.

• The F- PACE has al­ready picked up more than 25 global awards, and is the fastest-sell­ing Jaguar ever, with more than 46,000 sold glob­ally since its April launch.

The Jaguar F-PACE has been named ‘Best Large Cross­over’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017. It will now fea­ture in the fi­nal shortlist for the over­all UK Car of the Year Award which will be an­nounced in Fe­bru­ary.

The UK Car of the Year judg­ing panel is made up of 27 of the UK’s lead­ing mo­tor­ing jour­nal­ists, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing

Top Gear, Auto Ex­press, Au­to­car and Car.

The judges praised Jaguar’s first SUV, and its best- sell­ing ve­hi­cle ever, for its ‘show-stop­ping’ looks, ag­ile han­dling, and bestin- class resid­ual val­ues. It’s all thanks to the F-PACE’s alu­minium light­weight ar­chi­tec­ture, which cre­ates a light, stiff body struc­ture, al­low­ing for great per­for­mance and emis­sions across the range.

John Challen, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of UK Car of the Year, said: ‘ Jaguar has ar­rived in the cross­over mar­ket and set a new bench­mark. The F-PACE is im­pos­ing and impressive in equal mea­sure and of­fers an al­most lux­ury-level in­te­rior. A joy to drive and to spend time in.’

This lat­est recog­ni­tion caps an impressive first 10 months for Jaguar’s first SUV, which has al­ready re­ceived more than 25 ma­jor global awards. With more than 46,000 F-PACE mod­els bought world­wide since April, it’s also Jaguar’s fastest-sell­ing model ever.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: ‘ We are de­lighted that the F-PACE has been recog­nised by the UK Car of the Year judges.

‘These ex­perts will have driven al­most ev­ery car on sale, so for them to name F-PACE the best in its sec­tor just caps off what has been an in­cred­i­ble first 10 months for this car.

‘It is cap­tur­ing the at­ten­tion of our cus­tomers the world over, gain­ing crit­i­cal ac­claim, and al­ready be­com­ing the fastest- sell­ing Jaguar ever.’

The Jaguar F-PACE is an SUV built to of­fer the agility, re­spon­sive­ness and re­fine­ment that all Jaguars are renowned for, to­gether with un­ri­valled dy­nam­ics and ev­ery­day us­abil­ity.

The ve­hi­cle seats five adults in ab­so­lute com­fort with gen­er­ous head­room and knee room, while of­fer­ing a 650-litre luggage com­part­ment.

The rear-wheel- drive 180PS diesel F-PACE emits just 129g/ km, while the 380PS su­per­charged V6 model is ca­pa­ble of 0- 60mph in 5.1 sec­onds.

The Jaguar F-PACE, priced from £ 35,020, is avail­able to or­der now at Jaguar UK re­tail­ers.

You can con­fig­ure your pre­ferred spec­i­fi­ca­tion at: www.jaguar.co.uk

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