It was a grand day for Jaguar Land Rover at the sixth edition of the Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY), held in Abu Dhabi during the last week of March on the 28th. They secured three top motoring awards. Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Jaguar E-PACE, and Range Rover Sport SVR were all chosen as the best cars in the Middle East in their categories.
Jaguar was celebrated with the title of best “Sub-Compact Premium SUV” for the E-PACE, along with best “Midsize Executive Estate” for the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Land Rover was celebrated for best “Midsize Performance SUV” for the Range Rover Sport SVR, recognizing the car’s superior status as the most capable performance SUV in the Middle East.
The MECOTY jury awards recognize the region’s most exceptional vehicles. The jury is comprised of 19 motoring journalists from across the Middle East and Levant.
“We’re thrilled to see Jaguar Land Rover’s extraordinary vehicle line up shine for another year, especially up against such strong competition,” commented Bruce Robertson, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa. “The MECOTY awards are one of the region’s most coveted celebration of automotive excellence, and we’re proud of Jaguar Land Rover MENA’s wins across both brands. Recognition from our peers is just a reward for our continued drive to deliver unmatched, best-in-class driving experiences for our discerning customers,” added Robertson.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake – Midsize Executive Estate of the Year
The XF was launched in 2007 and the XF Sportbrake is part of the Jaguar’s award-winning XF saloon family. The XF family has now claimed almost 200 global awards. The Sportbrake variant delivers the familiar, impressive performance, design, and technology, with greater practicality and space.
The XF Sportbrake inherits the best of Jaguar’s design and technology with a practical 565-liter load space, advanced convenience, and safety features, and a sports car-derived handling.
Jaguar E-PACE – Sub-Compact Premium SUV of the Year
The Jaguar E-PACE, a five-seat, Sub-compact SUV is a practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car. A practical design packed with advanced technologies to keep you connected, it inherits the trademark Jaguar sports car driving dynamics.
The E-Pace instantly communicates dynamic Agility with a Jaguar F-TYPE sports car inspired exterior design, distinctive Jaguar grille, muscular proportions, short overhangs, and powerful haunches.
Range Rover Sport SVR – Midsize Performance SUV
The new Range Rover Sport SVR, performance is inherited from the marque’s well-proven 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine which has been upgraded to produce 575PS and 700Nm of torque. The result of this uplift, combined with 26kg of weight savings, is a blistering 0 – 100km/h acceleration time of 4.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 283km/h. To fully enjoy the power of the Sport SVR, Range Rover has combined a specialized chassis set up with modifications that provide a more dynamic steering and handling experience. The enhancements deliver greater control in the most demanding of driving scenarios due to the reduced pitching during acceleration and braking, and improved turn in and greater mid-corner grip. The driving experience is also augmented sonically through enhanced powertrain exhaust sound quality.