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31 May 2017
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World Car of the Year 2017

10 finalists, one runner up and one winner, the 2017 World Car of the Year Award has been released

 

The World Car Award of the year is an automobile award nominated by a panel of automotive journalists from different countries. The jury journalists based on 48 experts from twenty-two countries across the globe. There are some rules for the cars to participate in the awards. Where the first and the most important rule for cars is to take entry into the World Car of the year Award is that it must be revealed for sales in five or more countries but not in one specific region, these countries should be on two different continents before or since 1st of January of the current year of the award.

However, the competition was inaugurated more than a decade ago in 2003, but formally hurled in January 2004. This was as an integrated award that covers all the nation’s manufacturing vehicles and selling worldwide, just like most of the continent, and nation-distinctive car of the year awards already given. On account that 2006, awards for performance, efficiency, raw cars, and auto design have also been given. In 2013, an award for the luxurious design was once inaugurated into the current standings, now there is almost ten type of awards under different categories.

The 2017 World car Awards were presented a couple of days ago. You might know about the winner and the runner ups of the year but you will be curious about which one is this year’s World car of the year and why?

The 2017 World car Awards champions have been declared, and in a tenacity that reflects the growing authority and reputation of the SUV vehicles in the market, let we tell you the winner first. The Jaguar F-Pace has become the World car of the year 2017. The awards were declared on New York Auto Show – this is the first ever when a British car has taken the crown and beat an entire lot of best of the best cars. This is the first British car since the opening of the awards in 2003.

Now we have also found the winners for the five different categories were, World luxurious car of the year, World performance car of the year, World city car of the year, World Green Car and the World Car Design of the year. More British design is witnessed within the performance and car Design classes, with the McLaren 570S and New Jaguar F-pace. But it is not decided by any one person or on the basis of his or their likes or dislikes. The votes were also cast by the jurors from more than 10 countries and more than 70 experts. On the New York motor show, they have just released the winners. Prior to this, the list of finalists was declared by Steve Fowler and Mike Rutherford. We have received the overall category results and analyzed that why a specific car was dropped down the list and how one managed to came up on the list.

 

1-Jaguar F-Pace [the winner of 2017 Car of the Year Award]

 

The Jaguar F-Pace, factory code name is X761. The F-Pace is a luxurious crossover SUV, manufactured in British car industry and produced by a giant car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, the first model to be fashioned by using Jaguar in the crossover SUV type. It was first released on the 2015 North American Auto show in Detroit, with the target of sales starting in 2016 following an opening at the Frankfurt Motor shows Germany in September 2015. The design of the F-pace was finalized by taking the inspiration from the 2013 Jaguar C-X17 concept car.

The F-Pace is built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant together with the Jaguar XE. In order to produce these two beauties, Jaguar has employed another 1,300 employees. One-off Jaguar F-Pace SUV at the 2017 London Motor show received the world Car of the Year award 2017.

The F-Pace one of the most sophisticated SUVs in the UK and it is supplied with the Jaguar Land Rover 2.0-Litre turbocharged Ingenium Diesel engines and a 2.0-Litre petrol turbocharged engine, available in different trims from the Portfolio, Prestige and R-Sport specifications, even as the 3.0-Litre turbocharged diesel engine and supercharged petrol engines are offered in S and First adaptation requisites. The F-Pace has been offered with both drivetrain options from RWD to AWD variations.

F-Pace models are prepared with the ZF 8HP eight-speed automatic transmissions however the Jaguar XE, a lighter variant of the gearbox presently offered in several other Jaguar models. A six-speed ZF gearbox is fitted to the scale down-powered diesel units.

Ian Callum used to be the outside body designer of the vehicle. He has used more than eighty percent aluminum in the current body structure, and further weight and cost savings come from the composite tailgate and magnesium for materials. The high torsional toughness of the new body structure allows the F-Pace derived front suspension with double wishbone and complex vital rear suspension from performing even higher. Alongside Torque Vectoring technology as regular on the F-Pace and an electrical power assisted steering fine-tuned to offer the acceptable trust and response.

Jaguar F Pace World Car of the Year 2017

Jaguar F Pace World Car of the Year 2017

 

2-Volkswagen Tiguan [the runners up]

 

The German Automaker Volkswagen is finally back in the race after its carbon emission cheat scandal in the previous year. This is the Volkswagen Tiguan, a compact crossover vehicle (CUV) manufactured by Volkswagen. It was officially unveiled in 2007 as its first generation. It is possible that the Tiguan might have used the same CO2 cheating software too but it has been on the PQ35 platform, same of the Volkswagen Golf. All first new release Tiguan features two-row seating and transverse 4-cylinder VW engines.

The Tiguan debuted as a concept at November 2006 Los Angeles Auto show and the production started in 2007. The first ready to go on sale model was unveiled at the International Motor show Germany. Production started at VW 2001-2009 subsidiary Auto 5000 (it is an experimental company within the Volkswagen) in Wolfsburg and persisted subsequently under the company’s ordinary contract provisions, between Kaluga, Russia and Wolfsburg Germany.

As of 2011, more than seven-hundred thousand Tiguan models had been offered in the international market considering the fact that September 2007, with the finest sales in Europe, Russia, the US, China, Brazil, and Australia. The Tiguan has managed to win five-star rating on the Euro NCAP safety ranking.

The name Tiguan, suggested TEE-Gwen, is a hybrid of the German phrases Tiger and Leguan (“iguana” and gained a naming contest by German automobile magazine publisher from a field of names that additionally integrated Namib, Rockton, Liger, Samun and Nanuk.

The drivetrain picks for Continental consumers all revolve around turbocharged, direct-injected 4-cylinder engines. Where four of them are TSI petrol engines, and four others are TDI diesel. Essentially the most strong petrol engine puts out around 217 horsepower, even as the greediest 2.0-litre diesel, a twin-turbo unit cranks out practically the power of 240 ponies. According to the claims of VW, the Tiguan can tow up to 5500 kilos.

 

3-Audi Q5 [finalist]

 

The Audi Q5 is a compact luxurious crossover SUVs fashioned by the German luxury car manufacturer Audi. The Q5 is on sale from 2008. The standard first generation under the code name of Typ 8R was one of the B8 loved ones to be released after the Audi A5 and fourth-generation A4. All of these models being centered on the Audi MLB platform which is one of the most modern platforms used by Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda models. The second generation release Q5 (Typ 80A) debuted in 2016 and share the Audi MLB Evo platform in parallel with all B9 models of the A4 and A5.

Three engines will finally be furnished on the Q5 for the UK sales – though most effective two will likely be available soon. The strength of the variation shall be a 2.0-litre 4-cyl diesel engine capable of cranking out 188bhp and 400Nm of torque.

The second option on offer will be a Audi Q5 2.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine, producing 248bhp and 370Nm of torque, however, recurring amazingly reasonable CO2 emissions of 154g/km. Each of these engines is fitted with a seven-speed twin clutch S Tronic transmission. How it can be possible that Audi offers it’s Q5 without the trendy Quattro technology ‘extremely’ four-wheel drive system, which unlocks the rear wheels in normal road conditions to support fuel saving.

Soon after launch, a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine arrives, cranking out 282bhp and 620Nm of torque. It’s offered with a traditional eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox – and its Quattro technology is the permanent four-wheel drive.

 

4-Honda Civic

 

The Honda Civic is a line of small hatchbacks and family sized saloon car manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda. The new Civic is a subcompact car and it has a long list of generation to generation alterations, but with the help of these alterations, it has moved to the big cars segment. Now it is enjoying the eleventh generation of its models and the new model has been offered as standard across the globe. EPA instructional materials for car size type stipulate a vehicle having combined passenger and cargo room of a hundred and ten to hundred and twenty cubic ft. it is regarded as a mid-sized car, and as such the tenth generation Civic saloon is theoretically a small-end mid-size auto, even though it still competes for the compact segment. The Civic coupe stays to be considered a compact vehicle. The Civic at the moment falls between Honda Fit and Honda Accord.

First Honda Civic has introduced around 45 years ago in July 1972 as a two-door figure, adopted by a three-door hatchback. With an 1169 cc transverse engine like the British Mini, the vehicle offered just right interior regardless of total small dimensions. At the launch gaining a reputation for being petrol saving, green, and environmentally friendly, later iterations have become identified for efficiency and sportiness, notably the Civic TypeR, Civic Vti, Civic GTi and Civic SiR/Si all remained at the top with performance.

The Civic has been repetitively rebadged for international markets, and served as the basis for the Honda CR-X, the Honda Concerto, the Honda CR-X del Sol, Honda Civic Shuttle, the first generation Honda Prelude, and the Honda CR-V.

In Japan, as customers more and more shifted to minivans and compact cars like Honda match, the structure of non-hybrid Civic ended in August 2010 when it no longer complied with Japanese Government dimension.

 

5-Audi Q2

 

The Audi Q2 is a compact car developed and manufactured by Audi. It was first unveiled to the public at the 2016 Geneva Motor show. The Q2 is being manufactured at the Audi command center in Ingolstadt, Germany, is placed on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. The Q2’s front appearance is molded flat and in an upwards pitch, like the opposed entities of Audi’s Q series. The interior contains an Audi MMI display of 5.8 inches and a digital cockpit display of 12.3 inches. The LED ambient lights system also offered, which wits different colored lights into the car according to the time of the day.

A 148-hp 1.4-Litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will offer cylinder-deactivation technology that shuts off the middle two cylinders when the car’s cruising and power requirements are low. The highest-spec engine is a one hundred ninety horsepower 2.0-litre turbo 4cylinder. It will mate entirely with all-wheel drive. It remains to be seen if Audi will offer a diesel variant in the UK given the VW’s emissions-cheat scandal, however it has spun up 1.6 litre and 2.0-litre choices for Europe. While the three-cylinder 1.6-litre engine makes the same 114 horsepower, even as the 2.0-litre will likely be offered in 148hp and a hundred ninety-hp.

 

6-Audi A5

 

Meet the compact executive cars produced by the German manufacturer Audi. The next generation models of Audi A5 series were introduced in 2007 and it is now a decade when they are serving the world with dignity and pride. The A5 series of models is based on different body types from the coupe, cabriolet, and Sportback. A Sportback is a 5-door hatchback with a roofline like of a fastback with a steeply raked rear window. Just like the other compact executive models in the market, Audi A5 offers the best gadgets to feed the driver with information. The chassis number of the model shows that the A5 is a member of models family that uses the B-platform. The A5 shares its body platform with the models like A4 saloon and Avant. The initial new release A5 type 8T was introduced as a member of the B8 model series however, the second generation is based on the B9 platform. Both of these platforms are derived from the Volkswagen MLB or Modular Longitudinal Background based structure.

The smart and unperturbed A5 is available in both body types, a coupe and convertible. Audi offers all-wheel drive system as a standard feature for pleasant efficiency in all conditions. The A5 is equipped with a 252hp 2.0-Litre engine with four cylinders and coupled with a manual six-speed or twin-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox. Automatic emergency braking is also fitted to all models with some extra price. This system ensures some extra bit of security on all A5 models. An exclusive infotainment system controlled by a 7.0-inch screen includes an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for further assistance.

 

7-Mazda CX-9

 

The midsized Mazda CX-9 is belonged to a crossover SUV family and manufactured by Japanese automaker Mazda. The CX-9 was developed on the Ford CD3 platform same of the Ford Edge and Ford Fusion. It does not only use the same platform but also uses the same 3.7-litre V6 engine. The 2016 model was a main spruced up version of CX-9 which has finally left the Ford platform and doesn’t share any features with Ford Models. Both all-wheel drive and front wheel drive systems are offered on the new CX-9 models. The Ujina 1 manufacturing facility in Hiroshima Japan has hosted the CX-9. It is very strange that the car has been produced in Japan but not offered in any of the Japanese domestic markets at all. In keeping with Mazda, utilizing a four cylinder engine as a substitute of the old 3.7 litres V6 saves 132 kilos.

 

8-Toyota C-HR

 

The C-HR is a subcompact crossover SUV and exclusively manufactured by Japanese automaker Toyota, one of the giant automakers across the globe. The production of the Toyota C-HR commenced in November 2016 and was launched in the domestic markets of Japan in the mid of December same year. In Europe, Asia, Australia and North American Markets welcomed this model in early 2017. It thrives the North American market Matrix, the Japanese market XA30, RAV4, Daihatsu Terios-based Rush, and the European market city Cruiser. The label C-HR stands for Cross Hatch Run–about, compact high Rider, or Coupé high–Rider. The concept of the C-HR was unveiled in the spring of 2016 at Geneva Motor show. The North American version was also unveiled in November 2016 at Los Angeles Auto show.

Despite its excessive-hipped and eccentric-for-a-Toyota, new broom meets all the standards for robust aerodynamics. Exterior design is just up to the mark and the C-HR’s dynamic character is pure Toyota. The naturally aspirated 2.0-litre L4 engine making a hundred and forty-four horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. This is an engine that desires to be explicitly stressed if you want to have any entertaining ride.

 

9-Fiat 124 Spider

 

A front-engined Fiat 124 Spider is rear-powered two-passenger roadster on the 2015 Los Angeles Auto show for 2016. Generally known as the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Roadster and manufactured at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant where the MX-5 was produced, the 124 Spider shares its platform, mechanicals, inside, top mechanism and windshield with the MX-5, at the same time presenting a Fiat-engineered turbocharged MultiAir engine. The Fiat engine and all other DNA of Fiat injected in the model makes it very different from Mazda MX-5. The 124 Spider label and exterior styling details summon up the Pininfarina Fiat 124 Sports Spider which was in production from 1966 to 1985.

The 124 Spider is powered by a Fiat manufactured 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged four cylinder engine, producing one hundred forty horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque and a hundred in the UK market but when it goes to the North American specification, it returns one hundred and sixty hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

MultiAir engines are the best technological masterpiece as it is a hydraulically-actuated variable valve timing (VVT) engine enabling consumption of air instantly from cylinder to cylinder and valve to valve through inlet valves. Developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, the technological advancement bypasses a major engine inefficiency, means the pumping losses brought on by using the throttle plate, used to control air feeding the cylinders.

 

10-Skoda Kodiaq

 

In this trendy market for SUVs in the UK, you have hundreds to pick from if you have got a huge budget, but what if you are not looking for a costly vehicle but still an SUV is your demand? Something that’s acquired the space? However, is extra reasonably priced? Don’t worry, because the Skoda Kodiaq is the one which should be on the top of your shortlist, seeing that its gorgeous entry-level price is certainly making it appealing for the people looking for family-sized SUVs.

It’s actually first ever seven-seater and giant SUV created by Skoda. It shares some of its underpinnings with different VW member SUVs as it is the part of VW group that owns Audi, Seat, Volkswagen and Skoda. This SUV shares its features with Audi Q2, Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan. However, the bigger Kodiaq rivals its own siblings and more than that the Nissan X-trail. The competition does not ends here because, at the same time, it competes for the higher-end and costly versions like the Land Rover’s Discovery recreation, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorrento.

Engine options are same as of the Volkswagen range from a 1.4-litre petrol with 121 horsepower, the entire way up to a punchy 188bhp 2.0 litre diesel, and there’s also an alternative between the front and four-wheel versions and manual and automatic transmissions. Skoda Kodiaq equates with its primary enemies in each discipline.

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