Jaguar XF is UK Car of the Decade
The Jaguar XF is Britain's Car of the Decade, according to the latest Driver Power Survey.
The prestigious honour, voted for by over 300,000 drivers in the UK, was awarded to the executive saloon after it scored a remarkable 91 per cent in the survey.
Drivers were asked to rate their cars on reliability, build quality, running costs and performance, as well as dealership experience, practicality and ease of use.
Despite going up against rival German premium saloons and cars from every other segment, the British-built Jaguar XF took the top title.
Launched in 2008, the car is widely regarded as the model to reinvigorate the Big Cat and its success has led to owners Tata Motors confirming both Midlands plants will remain open after initially planning to close one.
The luxuriously-equipped saloon has won a host of awards in the three years it has been on sale, including two consecutive Executive Car of the Year awards from What Car? magazine.
Auto Express acting editor Graham Hope said: "Jaguar's XF is a thoroughly deserving winner of our award. More than 302,000 Auto Express readers have told us what they like and dislike about their cars, and no model has shown more all-round consistency than the XF. It's fantastic to drive and extremely well built - a tribute to the skilled British workforce."
The Jaguar XF is about to become even better for September in time for the 61 registration plates when its greenest engine ever is introduced to the range.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine will lower CO2 emissions to below 149g/km for the first time and reduce fuel consumption, thereby cutting the cost of ownership.
The new Jaguar XF 2.2-litre diesel starts from around £30,000 in the UK.