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March 08 2017

JAGUAR F-PACE AMONG FINALISTS FOR TWO WORLD CAR AWARDS TROPHIES

(GENEVA, SWITZERLAND) – March 7, 2017 - The Jaguar F-PACE is among the finalists for the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year crowns at the 2017 World Car Awards. The first-ever performance SUV from Jaguar is one of three cars on the shortlist announced at the Geneva Motor Show. The winner will be revealed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show on April 13, based on the votes of a 75 member judging panel.

The World Car Awards’ jury of international automotive journalists will also determine the World Car Design of the Year winner, with the Jaguar F-PACE in contention for honors after making the final three.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said, “By remaining absolutely true to our design principles the F-PACE is immediately recognizable as a Jaguar. For it to be named among the three finalists for the World Car Design of the Year award and to be recognized by such an experienced and talented group of designers gives me great personal satisfaction.”

The initial shortlist for the World Car Design of the Year award was selected by a panel of six design experts including Patrick le Quément, Designer and President of the Strategy Committee, and Sam Livingstone of the Car Design Research consultancy and Royal College of Art.

Since going on sale in May 2016, the F-PACE has become the fastest-selling Jaguar ever.

Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-PACE, said, “The F-PACE is Jaguar’s first SUV but delivers the agility, responsiveness and refinement for which Jaguars are famous. Its combination of dynamic handling, desirable looks and everyday practicality has helped F-PACE become a huge success around the world.”

The World Car Awards jury comprises of influential motoring journalists from 24 countries. Mike Rutherford, Juror, Director and Vice-Chairman of the World Car Awards/World Car of the Year said, "Jaguar's F-PACE is the only product on the planet that can win two prestigious trophies at the 2017 World Car Awards prize-giving ceremony in New York next month.

"By qualifying as a top three finalist in the World Car Design of the Year and overall World Car of the Year (WCOTY) categories, the company's prestige SUV has a great chance of walking away with two of the six trophies up for grabs at the New York International Auto Show on April 13."

The F-PACE redefines the performance luxury SUV, offering the handling and performance of a sports sedan coupled with the versatility and all-terrain capability of an SUV. The F-PACE is currently available in the U.S. with prices starting from $41,990(1). All-wheel drive and a panoramic sunroof are standard, while owners have their choice of two supercharged gas V6 engines (340- and 380-hp, respectively), or a fuel efficient diesel four-cylinder which produces 318-lb.ft. of torque and carries an EPA highway fuel economy rating of 33 miles per gallon(3).

All 2017 Jaguar models come standard with a best-in-class ownership package– Jaguar EliteCare – which includes a new vehicle limited warranty, roadside assistance, complimentary scheduled maintenance and a suite of connectivity services for five years or 60,000 miles.(2)

 (1) Price shown is Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes $995 destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details. 

(2) Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance, 24-Hour Roadside Assistance, and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer

(3) EPA estimates 26 City / 33 Hwy / 29 Combined mpg.  Actual mileage may vary.