The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE has been named 2013 World Car Design of the Year. The honor was announced at a press conference at the New York International Auto Show.
The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the a two-seat, convertible sports car with a focus on performance, agility and driver involvement.
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 honored that the World Car of the Year Design jury has recognized our work with this award.”
The World Car Design of the Year is judged by a design panel of five highly respected world design experts who review candidates based on their innovation and style that push established boundaries.
A short list is then provided to sixty-six jurors who vote based upon the expert recommendations.
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