In 2016, 122,460 F-Paces were sold. But, I can't behave as though I should open a psychic hotline service or set off to Vegas to beat the bookies.
In doing so, the lightweight off-roader has essentially come up from behind to beat off stiff SUV competition from two of the world's biggest German marques, VW and Audi, whose latest mid-size crossovers, the Tiguan and Q5 respectively had also made the final shortlist.
Other finalists for the prestigious top prize this year was the Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, other SUVs, indicating how the auto market is changing, with more demand for SUVs.
The Jaguar F-Pace definitely stole the show at NY as it also received the World Car Design of the Year award.
Jaguar's first performance SUV, the F-Pace, has been named 2017 World Car of the Year.
These awards are the first overall success for Jaguar at the World Car Awards. It is a performance SUV designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that Jaguar is renowned for, together with unrivalled dynamics and everyday usability.
Mercedes Benz E-Class was victor of the World Luxury Car award.
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So, while Jaguar basks in its April glory, I'm left wondering if bold and stone cold lock predictions means I should branch out from this writing thing and get into the consulting business somewhere. The XE sports saloon was a finalist for the 2016 World Car Design of the Year title.
The victory was announced during a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation and Autoneum.
But it wasn't just the World Car of the Year award for the F-Pace, it also won World Car Design of the Year too.
The new World Car of the Year has contributed to record sales growth by attracting new customers to the brand.
Mike Rutherford, a juror, director and vice-chairman of the World Car Awards/World Car of the Year said: "Jaguar has done the unthinkable by first securing the World Car Design of the Year award, then lifting the big one - the overall World Car of the Year trophy".
WORLD URBAN CAR OF THE YEAR: BMW i3.