Jaguar F-TYPE has been declared the 2013 World Car Design of the Year.
During the judging process, there were taking into consideration 43 cars, and the list was reduced at just few names by an expert panel design, before being sent for judging to the 66 members of the “Car of The Year” competition.
On the F-TYPE, the advisory panel said, “The long wheelbase, short overhangs and flared fenders give this car a good stance. The contour in-plan view tapered toward the door emphasizes the muscular rear fender that houses the driven wheels. The F-TYPE exterior maintains Jaguar’s own elegance in its horizontal proportion and rounded surfaces, yet it looks very dynamic. I would like to say the interior design is even more attractive. It is clearly driver-oriented, and a grip bar for the passenger is nicely integrated into the big centre console. The seat design is superb, too.”
Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, collected the award and he said: “The F-TYPE is the first full-blooded Jaguar sports car to be launched for more than 50 years. Its architecture and technology are world class, wrapped in an evocative and progressive design that could only be a Jaguar, ‘Callum unfiltered’, as we call it in-house. It is as dynamic yet refined as any Jaguar sports car should be, and is a unique proposition from a performance and price perspective. This combination of factors has clearly inspired this year’s jurors, and we are delighted and honored to collect this award.”