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Here is the full press release from Jaguar:

JAGUAR F-PACE KNOCKS OUT THE COMPETITION TO WIN PRESTIGIOUS CAR OF THE YEAR TITLE

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The Auto Express Car of the Year award is the latest major success in an incredible launch for Jaguar's first ever SUV, which immediately became the brand's fastest ever selling model.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: "The response to F-PACE around the world has been absolutely sensational, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales, and for it to be named Car of the Year by the UK's biggest-selling weekly motoring magazine is a real honour. The team behind F-PACE was set on creating a car that was more desirable, great to drive, and better value than anything else in its class - we didn't want to just be a part of the performance SUV market, we wanted to own it. This award is the proof that we've succeeded, and we intend to carry this momentum into all our future products."

The F-PACE uses Jaguar's Aluminium Lightweight Architecture to create a light, stiff body structure, allowing for great performance and emissions across the range. A rear-wheel-drive 180PS diesel F-PACE emits just 129g/km, while the 380PS supercharged V6 model is capable of 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds. With chassis technology developed for the F-TYPE, the F-PACE is the sports car that all others look up to, starting from £35,020.

The F-PACE comes with a selection of high-tech equipment, too, including the Activity Key; a wristband that allows owners to leave their traditional key inside the car if they'll be taking part in activities like swimming or running. There's also a wi-fi hotspot in the car, allowing eight separate devices to connect, and an InControl app, which lets owners remotely access functions on the F-PACE, like pre-heating, checking the fuel status or even location.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said: "Jaguar last won our overall Car of the Year award in 2008, with the XF - a car that heralded a forthcoming range of excellent Jaguar models. With the F-PACE you get the sense that Jaguar is on a roll again; the XE, XJ, all-new XF and F-TYPE are all world-class models. But it's the F-PACE that really stands out for us - it's a worthy winner of our 2016 Car of the Year title.

As well as winning the overall Car of the Year award, Jaguar also took home the Compact Executive Car of the Year title for the second year running. Before the XE first won the award, it had been more than a decade since a non-German manufacturer had been named Compact Executive Car of the Year.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, and the man who styled both the F-PACE and XE, said: "What an incredible evening for us; we've got two cars competing in the most highly sought-after categories and not only have we won them both, but F-PACE is Car of the Year, too. As ever, I'm amazed and proud by what the Jaguar team is capable of."
 

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Rob said:
Here is the full press release from Jaguar:

JAGUAR F-PACE KNOCKS OUT THE COMPETITION TO WIN PRESTIGIOUS CAR OF THE YEAR TITLE

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The Auto Express Car of the Year award is the latest major success in an incredible launch for Jaguar's first ever SUV, which immediately became the brand's fastest ever selling model.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: "The response to F-PACE around the world has been absolutely sensational, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales, and for it to be named Car of the Year by the UK's biggest-selling weekly motoring magazine is a real honour. The team behind F-PACE was set on creating a car that was more desirable, great to drive, and better value than anything else in its class - we didn't want to just be a part of the performance SUV market, we wanted to own it. This award is the proof that we've succeeded, and we intend to carry this momentum into all our future products."

The F-PACE uses Jaguar's Aluminium Lightweight Architecture to create a light, stiff body structure, allowing for great performance and emissions across the range. A rear-wheel-drive 180PS diesel F-PACE emits just 129g/km, while the 380PS supercharged V6 model is capable of 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds. With chassis technology developed for the F-TYPE, the F-PACE is the sports car that all others look up to, starting from £35,020.

The F-PACE comes with a selection of high-tech equipment, too, including the Activity Key; a wristband that allows owners to leave their traditional key inside the car if they'll be taking part in activities like swimming or running. There's also a wi-fi hotspot in the car, allowing eight separate devices to connect, and an InControl app, which lets owners remotely access functions on the F-PACE, like pre-heating, checking the fuel status or even location.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said: "Jaguar last won our overall Car of the Year award in 2008, with the XF - a car that heralded a forthcoming range of excellent Jaguar models. With the F-PACE you get the sense that Jaguar is on a roll again; the XE, XJ, all-new XF and F-TYPE are all world-class models. But it's the F-PACE that really stands out for us - it's a worthy winner of our 2016 Car of the Year title.

As well as winning the overall Car of the Year award, Jaguar also took home the Compact Executive Car of the Year title for the second year running. Before the XE first won the award, it had been more than a decade since a non-German manufacturer had been named Compact Executive Car of the Year.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, and the man who styled both the F-PACE and XE, said: "What an incredible evening for us; we've got two cars competing in the most highly sought-after categories and not only have we won them both, but F-PACE is Car of the Year, too. As ever, I'm amazed and proud by what the Jaguar team is capable of."
Congratulations, but I wonder if Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief, Auto Express (or any member of his team) has actually tested the InControl Touch Pro in the F-Pace. If any of them have then I for one would be interested in having a chat! I would also like to bring their attention to another posting on this forum: 'Jaguar have no solution to Infotainment system' :oops:
 

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Congratulations, but I wonder if Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief, Auto Express (or any member of his team) has actually tested the InControl Touch Pro in the F-Pace. If any of them have then I for one would be interested in having a chat! I would also like to bring their attention to another posting on this forum: 'Jaguar have no solution to Infotainment system' :oops:
I suspect you would get the standard beige response that it is for the car in general and that all new models / manufacturers have teething problems.
 

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Just a snapshot of one of the many issues with the In Control Touch Pro, or in Jaguar parlance the Infotainment system.

See here a photo, black screen frozen after having engaged reverse gear. It remained like that until I switched off the ignition, locked the car and waited for several minutes and then all OK. NOT OK, how long must I and other Jaguar customers endure this situation.

At this time they have no solution. :cry:
 

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Just a snapshot of one of the many issues with the In Control Touch Pro, or in Jaguar parlance the Infotainment system.

See here a photo, black screen frozen after having engaged reverse gear. It remained like that until I switched off the ignition, locked the car and waited for several minutes and then all OK. NOT OK, how long must I and other Jaguar customers endure this situation.

At this time they have no solution. :cry:
I had similar issues to this on the first release Freelander 2, plus other warning lights, licking out phone blah blah. Rejected the car in the end. Replacement car was perfect.
 

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AshleyR said:
Congratulations, but I wonder if Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief, Auto Express (or any member of his team) has actually tested the InControl Touch Pro in the F-Pace. If any of them have then I for one would be interested in having a chat! I would also like to bring their attention to another posting on this forum: 'Jaguar have no solution to Infotainment system' :oops:
Just how many threads do you need to post this on.... surely one is enough, especially since many have commented on it.
 

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Back to the subject matter of the thread in the first place.

Congratulations to Jaguar for a job well done, the F-Pace is an amazing machine.
 

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AshleyR said:
Congratulations, but I wonder if Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief, Auto Express (or any member of his team) has actually tested the InControl Touch Pro in the F-Pace. If any of them have then I for one would be interested in having a chat! I would also like to bring their attention to another posting on this forum: 'Jaguar have no solution to Infotainment system' :oops:
Just how many threads do you need to post this on.... surely one is enough, especially since many have commented on it.
To be fair it does rub against the grain when an award is issued praising the car yet there seems to be serious problems for some purchasers!
 

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AshleyR said:
Congratulations, but I wonder if Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief, Auto Express (or any member of his team) has actually tested the InControl Touch Pro in the F-Pace. If any of them have then I for one would be interested in having a chat! I would also like to bring their attention to another posting on this forum: 'Jaguar have no solution to Infotainment system' :oops:
Just how many threads do you need to post this on.... surely one is enough, especially since many have commented on it.
To be fair it does rub against the grain when an award is issued praising the car yet there seems to be serious problems for some purchasers!
What's the point of posting the same stuff on this thread when there's a thread already started?

I get their point and why they are upset I too would be pissed but to derail another thread is pointless.
 

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Surely that's the point??? If it isn't actually achieving the standards it's awarded due to failings then it should not be given that status? It's nothing jacking a thread, it's disagreeing with the merits the car has been given.
 
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