Top Gear has named the Jaguar XJ as its Luxury Car of the Year 2010, placing the British firm's flagship model above rivals from BMW and Audi.
Writing in the most recent Awards Issue of Top Gear Magazine, Editor at Large Jason Barlow described the Jaguar XJ as a "Blast from the future," adding "rarely has a new car slackened so many jaws."
The Jaguar XJ is a landmark vehicle from a revitalised and more confident Jaguar. Since launch in May 2010, it has been extremely well received by customers and media alike and is fast becoming a multi-awarding winning model, having already scooped the Scottish Luxury Car of the Year and What Car? Luxury Green Car of the Year accolades.
"The Jaguar XJ brought a bold new approach to the luxury car market in the UK with its distinctive design, generous accommodation, exceptional performance and strong economy credentials," said Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK.
"We're delighted that the Top Gear team - definitely one of the toughest judging panels anywhere in the motoring world - have recognised what makes the XJ so special with this award."
With its lightweight aluminum architecture, the Jaguar XJ is the most efficient luxury car in its class. It has attained a 29 per cent segment share during its first six months on sale, establishing itself as the British car of choice with customers ranging from company CEOs to high-end hotel chains.
Priced from £53,900 on the road, the Jaguar XJ is on-sale now at Jaguar dealerships throughout the UK.Published 8 December 2010