66 World Car of the Year jury members declared the Jaguar F – Type as 2013 World Car Design of the Year. The F-Type is a creation of Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar who along with his team has worked on this sports car that bears inherent design values of Jaguar seen in its form and fitness.
Competing with a total of 43 other cars where this prestigious award was concerned, the selection was shortlisted by a panel of expert designers with the F-Type being declared the final winner in this category. Jaguar F-Type sits on a long wheelbase and has flared fenders and short overhangs which all come together to give the vehicle an outstanding and muscular design. Exteriors are seen with rounded surfaces giving the vehicle a dynamic stance while interiors are attractive and offer the best in driver conveniences and passenger comforts.
Bearing a large center console and grip bars for passengers, the seats are also well designed and comfortable. The F-Type will be offered in three models which include F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8S. These are all powered by Jaguar’s 3.0 liter V6 supercharged petrol engine offering 340 PS and 380 PS power while the 5.0 liter V8 supercharged petrol engine produces 495 PS.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said, “No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-TYPE. It’s a project I’ve looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it’s one that’s given my team and I great satisfaction. The
F-TYPE is a sports car that is true to Jaguar’s design values – beauty of line and purity of form – and I’m honoured that the World Car of the Year jury has recognised our work with this award.”
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 emphasises 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. But 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, Global Brand Director, Jaguar, collected the award at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and 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 honoured to collect this award.”