LONDON // The Jaguar XF has claimed top prize in the inaugural Women's World Car of the Year competition, beating off strong challenges from a shortlist that also included the Volvo XC60 and the diesel variant of the Volkswagen Golf. The awards were conceived by writer Sandy Myrhe, who assembled a panel of eight international female motoring journalists to rate 21 cars that are sold in at least 10 countries. The group considered each car in a range of categories, including driveability, aesthetic appeal and child friendliness. The XF was praised for being "well-constructed, competent, comfortable, a combination of sport and luxury and ideal for women," and scooped the Women's World Luxury Car of the Year award as well as collecting the overall prize. Other winners were the Volvo XC60 (World Family Car of the Year), Audi TTS (World Sports Car of the Year) and the VW Golf diesel (World Economy Car of the Year).