Jaguar XJ scoops prestigious accolade
The Jaguar XJ has been awarded the coveted Car of the Year award by Professional Driver magazine, rating it as the top car in the UK for chauffeurs and Private Hire drivers.
The 3.0-litre V6 Diesel Long Wheelbase Jaguar XJ not only won over the judges and fended off competition from 32 other cars, but gained the highest average score of the four individual award winners.
All of contenders were judged by a 30-strong panel of experts, who focused on 10 different criteria including appearance, rear seat comfort, legroom, and driving dynamics.
“The judges loved the XJ’s looks, its beautiful and distinctive interior and outstanding driving dynamics," commented Mark Bursa, editor of Professional Driver Magazine.
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director of Jaguar UK added: “Professional drivers have very high standards and expect the best in their choice of car."
“Jaguar is now in a strong position to challenge the established contenders in the chauffeur market."
The Jaguar XJ is priced from £53,900, with the 3.0-litre V6 Diesel Long Wheelbase model retailing at £56,900.