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Friday, 8 July 2016
AUTO EXPRESS AWARDS - And the overall winner of Car of the Year, this year goes to........
The Jaguar F-PACE has been named Car of the Year by the UK’s best-selling weekly car magazine, Auto Express, as it also picked up the Compact SUV of the Year title
Anthony Joshua, recently crowned World IBF Heavyweight Champion, congratulated Jaguar on its latest title, as he took a closer look at the F-PACE
The F-PACE is already the fastest-selling Jaguar ever
Completing a hat-trick of wins, the Jaguar XE also picked up the Compact Executive Car of the Year title for the second year running at the Auto Express Awards
The Jaguar F-PACE is the most practical sports car on the road, combining maximum driving exhilaration with efficiency and space, starting from £35,020
Boxing world champion, Anthony Joshua, has been spending time with another newly-crowned British champ, the Jaguar F-PACE, after it was named Car of the Year 2016 by Auto Express. The F-PACE was also awarded Compact SUV of the Year by the team at Auto Express, the UK’s biggest-selling motoring weekly magazine.
Anthony Joshua, IBF heavyweight champion, said:“I have a Jaguar XJR at the moment but after the team showed me around the F-PACE I might make a change! I love the way it looks but for me the additional space is the key element, especially with all the kit I have to transport. The Activity Key wristband is a great idea, too; I’m always switching bags and changing gear for training so being able to not worry about where my car keys are would be so helpful. Congratulations to the team on the Car of the Year title; I love seeing Brits taking on the world and coming out on top.”
The Auto Express Car of the Year award is the latest major success in an incredible launch for Jaguar’s first ever SUV, which immediately became the brand’s fastest ever selling model.
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “The response to F-PACE around the world has been absolutely sensational, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales, and for it to be named Car of the Year by the UK’s biggest-selling weekly motoring magazine is a real honour. The team behind F-PACE was set on creating a car that was more desirable, great to drive, and better value than anything else in its class – we didn’t want to just be a part of the performance SUV market, we wanted to own it. This award is the proof that we’ve succeeded, and we intend to carry this momentum into all our future products.”
The F-PACE uses Jaguar’s Aluminium Lightweight Architecture to create a light, stiff body structure, allowing for great performance and emissions across the range. A 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. With chassis technology developed for the F-TYPE, the F-PACE is the sports car that all others look up to, starting from £35,020.
The F-PACE comes with a selection of high-tech equipment, too, including the Activity Key; a wristband that allows owners to leave their traditional key inside the car if they’ll be taking part in activities like swimming or running. There’s also a wi-fi hotspot in the car, allowing eight separate devices to connect, and an InControl app, which lets owners remotely access functions on the F-PACE, like pre-heating, checking the fuel status or even location.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said:“Jaguar last won our overall Car of the Year award in 2008, with the XF – a car that heralded a forthcoming range of excellent Jaguar models. With the F-PACE you get the sense that Jaguar is on a roll again; the XE, XJ, all-new XF and F-TYPE are all world-class models. But it’s the F-PACE that really stands out for us – it’s a worthy winner of our 2016 Car of the Year title.
As well as winning the overall Car of the Year award, Jaguar also took home the Compact Executive Car of the Year title for the second year running. Before the XE first won the award, it had been more than a decade since a non-German manufacturer had been named Compact Executive Car of the Year.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, and the man who styled both the F-PACE and XE, said: “What an incredible evening for us; we’ve got two cars competing in the most highly sought-after categories and not only have we won them both, but F-PACE is Car of the Year, too. As ever, I’m amazed and proud by what the Jaguar team is capable of.”
The Jaguar F-PACE is built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Advanced Manufacturing Plant, alongside the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Jaguar XE
The Solihull Advanced Manufacturing Plant was recently transformed into one of the most advanced car manufacturing facilities in the world, thanks to a £1.5bn investment – it now covers an area equivalent to 22 football pitches
The Jaguar F-PACE is the most practical sports car on sale, priced from £35,020 – for further details go towww.jaguar.co.uk
The F-PACE First Edition, strictly limited to 2,000 units globally, sold out in record time as buyers raced to own one of the very first F-PACE models. With a design inspired by the C-X17 concept and packed full of high-tech features as standard, the First Edition is the ultimate F-PACE.
F-PACE’s range of efficient and powerful engines include the 3.0-litre V6 380 PS Supercharged Petrol and the new 2.0-litre 4 cylinder 180PS Diesel Ingenium engine, which can achieve 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 129g/km - the lightest, most efficient vehicle in the segment.
F-PACE gives you state-of-the-art technology, such as the optional Head-up Display and Activity Key, as well as advanced driving aids to make every journey easier and more relaxing.