Jaguar F-Type Named ‘Best Open Top Car’ In UK Car Of The Year 2014 Awards


February 28, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 7, 2015

IN BRIEF

  • Jaguar F-TYPE convertible is named ‘Best Open Top Car’ at inaugural UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY)
  • UKCOTY judging panel includes 27 of the most respected motoring journalists in the UK
  • More than 100 new cars assessed in judging process for 2014 awards

IN DETAIL

Jaguar today celebrates another 2014 honour for the F-TYPE convertible sports car, this time in the shape of the ‘Best Open Top Car’ accolade awarded by the UK Car of the Year panel of judges.

This UKCOTY award follows honours from all corners of the globe for the F-TYPE, and is awarded by a panel comprising some of the most respected automotive journalists in Britain. Tom Ford of BBC Top Gear Magazine, Autocar contributor Richard Bremner, and The Sun Motoring Editor Ken Gibson feature in a group of experts responsible for choosing the new Jaguar sports car, over strong contenders from the likes of Audi, BMW and Lotus.

UK Car of the Year committee Managing Director John Challen said: “The generations of drivers that missed out on the E-type have a new icon in the F-TYPE. The F-TYPE has succeeded in capturing the best elements of a classic – in a modern day package.”

BBC Top Gear Magazine’s* Tom Ford remarked: “Stunning looks, raucous soundtrack, utterly outrageous V8 version.  And it’s a Jaguar.”

Ken Gibson, The Sun Motoring Editor said: “The F-TYPE convertible is a truly worthy successor to the E-type.  Jaguar once again has a genuine sports car roadster.”