TOPGEAR selects Jaguar F-Type as Convertible of the Year 2013







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: December 5, 2013
Categories: Jaguar, Jaguar Awards, Jaguar F-Type

JAGUAR F-TYPE COLLECTS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE ‘CONVERTIBLE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD AS 2013 HONOURS CONTINUE

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New Jaguar F-TYPE is named:

  • BBC TopGear magazine Convertible of the Year 2013
  • Stuff Car of the Year 2013
  • FHM Drop Top of the Year 2013
  • Best Performance Car at Recombu awards 2013
  • Jaguar Land Rover UK recognised for Outstanding Achievement of the Year at Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2013

IN DETAIL

(Whitley, Coventry – 05 December 2013). The Jaguar F-TYPE celebrates a host of prestigious new honours this month, with the most recent ‘Convertible of the Year’ accolade announced today by the world’s biggest automotive title, BBC TopGear.

The F-TYPE has collected awards from all corners of the globe since the launch of the convertible model in the summer, and this latest accolade from BBC TopGear comes just a couple of weeks after the dramatic world debut presentation of the F-TYPE Coupé in Los Angeles.

TopGear magazine editor at large, Jason Barlow, describes the F-TYPE:

“On the right road, with the roof down and the blood pumping, driving the V8S is more of an adrenalin rush than an automotive experience.  Like bungee jumping over an active volcano.”

The stunning F-TYPE has also been named Stuff magazine ‘Car of the Year’ 2013. The F-TYPE is highly praised by the editorial team at the publication: “F-TYPE has the ability of an all-out supercar, the elegant looks of a classic E-type, yet comfortable enough to take on a coast to coast road trip.” 

Stuff magazine also shortlisted the McLaren P1, Tesla Model S, Mercedes S-Class, BMW i3 and Renault Zoe for its coveted Car of the Year award.

A panel of experts from FHM, including cars’ editor Conor McNicolas and deputy editor Dan Jude, named the F-TYPE ‘Drop Top of the Year’ 2013 in the magazine’s inaugural Car Of The Year awards.

FHM deputy editor Dan Jude said: “FHM is proud to announce the Jaguar F-Type as the Drop Top of the Year 2013. It's a car that we've looked forward to for a very long time, and against all odds it managed to surpass all expectations. A truly magnificent automobile."

At the Recombu Awards 2013 the F-TYPE claimed the ‘Best Performance Car’ honour, selected as overall winner by a team of ten experienced in-house writers and freelance contributors, after being shortlisted alongside the Porsche 911 Carrera S and Toyota GT86.

Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, said:

“The new F-TYPE is the ultimate expression of Jaguar sports car DNA. Our talented network of UK dealers and the first customers for F-TYPE have been delighted with their experience with the car.

“The F-TYPE won the World Car of the Year Design category award at its launch. To now receive these awards from major media in our home market is a source of immense pride for everyone at the company.”

In addition to a plethora of product awards for F-TYPE, Jaguar Land Rover UK has been awarded Outstanding Achievement of the Year at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards, praising dealer performance and product appeal of both brands in the used car market. Jaguar was also Highly Commended for its manufacturer website, while the Land Rover Discovery 4 was Highly Commended in the Best Performing Used Car of the Year category.