The Jaguar XJ
The Jaguar XJ has won yet another award having been voted best used car in the luxury class at the prestigious What Car? Used Car of the Year awards in London last month.
What Car? Editor Jim Holder said: “The Jaguar XJ stood above its opposition because it is the one car in its class that delivers a real wow factor in terms of looks and the way it drives. Owners can get a current-shape car for used car money, too, so there are no compromises required.”
The model in the range that most impressed the judging panel was the XJ Luxury 3.0 litre V6. What Car? claimed, “It comes filled with kit, it looks fantastic, it offers good performance and great refinement, all of which are really important things.”
It marks the latest in a string of awards that Jaguar’s saloon cars have picked up in 2014, with the XF winning accolades from Autocar, Honest John and the Telegraph earlier in the year. The Jaguar range is set to expand in 2015 with the addition of the recently-unveiled XE – and with its lightweight aluminium monocoque, range of all-new, efficient Ingenium engines, and advanced driver technologies, the awards are likely to keep rolling in for Jaguar’s saloon cars.
Speaking at the awards, Jeremy Hicks said: “I am absolutely delighted to accept this Used Car Award for the XJ. It’s great to see the judges’ admiration for its performance, refinement and wow factor, because these are the three qualities we strive to ensure that every Jaguar possesses. We want every car we make to be the best to drive, the best to live with, and to have that extra bit of flair that separates our cars from the competition. It’s what has made our current range so popular with critics and buyers alike – and what will make the forthcoming XE the most successful Jaguar to date.”