Brand’s fastest selling model also picks up award for World Car Design of the Year; it's the second car to do so, after the Mazda CX-5

The Jaguar F-Pace has won the 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards.

Jaguar’s fastest selling model was chosen as the winner by 75 motoring journalists from 24 countries, and beat finalists the Mercedes E-ClassPorsche 718 Boxster/Cayman and BMW i3 - although the i3 picked up the World Urban Car award.

The Jaguar follows last year’s winner, the Mazda MX-5, as only the second car to win both headlining awards at the same time.

Ian Callum, director of design at Jaguar, said: “The F-Pace is our first ever SUV but it is clearly recognisable as a Jaguar and for it to win [these awards] vindicates our decision to bring our unique design principles and dynamic qualities to a new sector of the market.”

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth added: “Winning this award 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.”

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Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport 2016 road test review

Jaguar takes a typically sporting approach with the F-Pace, but it isn't quite enough to better its sibling, the Land Rover Discovery Sport

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In 2016, the model’s first year on sale, 122,460 F-Paces were sold. The model helped JLR sales surpass the half a million mark, representing a 13% growth on the year before.

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12 April 2017
That's quite a big deal - well done to everyone involved at Jaguar!

12 April 2017
Looking forward to testing one when my vehicle is due for renewal. Its such a striking vehicle that even though quite common now its still enjoyable to see each time.

12 April 2017
Beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder, and this Jag - actually any Jag - does not do it for me. But I will be in the queue for a Velar. Still well done to Jaguar for the award it is a terrific achievement.

12 April 2017
Years ago when Steve Sutcliffe revealed Jaguar plan to build an SUV I was among those many who slated the move. My view was that the JLR should leave the SUV to the Land Rover. You can't go much wrong with SUV in today's market. Congratulations! BTW

13 April 2017
In navy blue mettalic parked next to a BMW X6.

It's a handsome car and becoming very popular. The BMW looked strangely at odds next to this. It all bodes well for Jaguar. Well done to the British engineering talent that's driving JLR on towards their 1M sales target. Still minnows compared to ze Germans but they are moving forward. Which is great for the UK economy.

13 April 2017
The supercharged petrol please.
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19 April 2017
So I swapped out of a Cayenne for one of these and couldn't be happier.. much more attractive and on a par with wife's RR Sport but £25k less. A guy in our office has new XF and it's soooo more interesting than BMW 5 or Audi A4/5/6... at last Jags that are worth buying for more than patriotic reasons !
been there driven that

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Our Verdict

Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport 2016 road test review

Jaguar takes a typically sporting approach with the F-Pace, but it isn't quite enough to better its sibling, the Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Driven this week