In what marks the first for an SUV, the Jaguar F-Pace has emerged with the 2017 World Car of The Year award at the New York International Auto Show. Jaguar’s first SUV also came away with the 2017 World Car Design of The Year award, making it a double win for the British marque.

In the WCOTY standings, the F-Pace succeeds the Mazda MX-5, which was the winner in 2016, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which won in 2015. The Jaguar made the top pick from a list of 23 vehicles, which was shortlisted to 10 and then subsequently trimmed to three finalists: the F-Pace, Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

In the World Car Design of The Year Stakes, the Jaguar F-Pace also came out on top of the competition, with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet the sole competitor for this category. In Malaysia, the F-Pace is sold as a 350 PS/450 Nm 35t model in two trim variants, the RM598,800 Prestige and the RM658,800 R-Sport.

Meanwhile, the 2017 World Luxury Car of The Year award was won by the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, beating the G30 BMW 5 Series and the Volvo S90/V90. Other finalists in this class included the Bentley Bentayga and the Genesis G90.

Moving on, the World Performance Car category was won by the Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman, coming out on top of the Audi R8 Spyder and the McLaren 570S. Other finalists were the Aston Martin DB11, Honda NSX, Lexus LC 500 and the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.

Onwards to the World Urban Car category, the BMW i3 (94 Ah) took the honours, with the Citroen C3 and and Suzuki Ignis rounding out the top three. Other finalists in this class include the Ford Ka+, Smart Brabus and the Suzuki Baleno.

Finally, the World Green Car award went to the Toyota Prius Prime, with the remainder of the top three finalists completed by the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model X. Other finalists in this class include the Honda Clarity fuel-cell vehicle, Hyundai Ioniq, and the BMW 740e iPerformance.

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