The introduction of the Jaguar F-PACE in April 2016 was a huge gamble. The crossover segment was crowded and, although Jaguar has always had a reputation for producing iconic sports cars and premium executive saloons, it had never before produced an SUV.
However, in the space of just 12 months, the F-PACE turned out to be an instant game-changer, becoming Jaguar’s fastest selling car of all time and contributing to the manufacturer’s ongoing success story.
It’s been a pleasure to watch the awards and plaudits roll in ever since the F-PACE first rolled off the Lode Lane production line. We’ve rounded up just some of the 30-plus global awards that have been bestowed on the F-PACE – and if you want to see what has got the automotive world so excited, click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out more.
Auto Express Car of the Year 2016
Announced just four months after the F-PACE went on sale, the UK’s biggest selling motoring magazine awarded its greatest honour on Jaguar’s premium SUV. “Style, poise, performance and practicality – it’s not hard to see why Jaguar has claimed the top prize,” was the summary of Auto Express’s editorial announcement.
UK Car Of The Year Awards 2017 – Best Large Crossover
With a judging panel made up of 27 of the UK’s leading motoring journalists, the UK Car of the Year Awards is the ultimate critics’ choice. “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,” said John Challen, Managing Director of UK Car of the Year.
Fleet World – Best Suv 2017
As the title suggests, Fleet World magazine is aimed specifically at director level fleet decision makers and is subsequently the UK’s leading fleet management title. “The long-awaited F-PACE offers an impressive all-round package, somehow managing to be both an engaging drivers’ car and a genuinely practical SUV,” claims Steve Moody, Fleet World Publisher.
Women’s World Car of the Year Awards 2016 - Supreme Winner + Suv/Crossover of the Year
The Women's World Car of the Year is the only car award in the world voted for entirely by women. From a shortlist of no less than 294 cars, the F-PACE was anointed both Supreme Winner and SUV/Crossover of the Year. “Winning a category is not easy, let alone winning the Supreme Award,” praised Sandy Myhre - the award show’s Managing Director.
World Car Awards 2017 - World Car of the Year + World Car Design of the Year
To round off a most incredible year, the F-PACE picked up two of the world’s ultimate automotive honours, World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year. Announced in New York on 12th April 2017, Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said of the double win: "The F-PACE was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design. Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams."