The Jaguar XF was named Best Executive Car in the Fleet News Awards last night, while the XE was Highly Recommended in the Premium Car category. It caps a remarkable first quarter of fleet award wins for Jaguar’s saloon models with victories at the UK Car Of The Year Awards, SME Company Car Of The Year Awards and BusinessCar Awards.*
The all-new Jaguar XF and the Jaguar XE both launched last year to critical acclaim, contributing to a 30% increase in Jaguar sales and a 52% growth in Jaguar Land Rover Fleet and Business sales year-on-year in 2015.
New XF is 190kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to an aluminium-intensive body and chassis construction, and offers new powertrain options which optimise performance and efficiency. XF was the best-selling nameplate for Jaguar in 2015 with 10,973 registered vehicles.
The Jaguar XE is the driver’s car in its class and offers the strongest residual values of any of its premium rivals over three years and 20,000 miles thanks to its efficient engines; low servicing, maintenance and repair costs; and class-leading design.
The Fleet News Awards, now in its 28th year, is recognised as one of the most influential and important awards in the fleet industry. The judging panel for the manufacturer award categories include a mix of senior fleet motoring journalists, fleet managers and residual value rate setters.
The judges commented: “The XF takes Jaguar’s product offering to a whole new level. Well equipped, great to drive, outstanding interior quality and spacious for front and rear passengers – it has high appeal for drivers while the low running costs make it the perfect executive car to have on the fleet.”
* Jaguar saloon award wins in 2016 to date: