Jaguar's XJ long wheelbase has been acclaimed 'Chauffeur Car of the Year 2008' in the under £50,000 category by The Chauffeur magazine. Judging the awards were members of the motoring media and key industry opinion formers.
David Spencer, Head of Corporate Sales at Jaguar said: "I am thrilled the XJ long wheelbase has won this award. We are very proud of our lightweight, luxury vehicle, particularly the more-recently introduced 2.7-litre diesel version which has been a big hit in the chauffeur market since its launch. With better economy and lower CO2 emissions, coupled with the benefits of our dedicated chauffeur programme, the XJ long wheelbase is an increasingly attractive proposition."
Paul Gibson, Editor of The Chauffeur magazine commented: "I am delighted to present this prestigious award to Jaguar for its XJ long wheelbase diesel, which has been welcomed by the chauffeuring industry. The vehicle represents real value for money, true luxury and gives the chauffeur everything he needs to carry out his job successfully."
Jaguar recently announced a new dedicated programme for the chauffeur market, offering an attractive package for chauffeurs who make the XJ long wheelbase their vehicle of choice. The Jaguar Chauffeur Programme* is designed to ensure buying, owning and maintaining a new Jaguar is an effortless experience.
Building on the success of the XJ diesel since its introduction in September 2005, Jaguar announced the XJ long wheelbase diesel at the British International Motor Show the following year. This car combines all the excellent attributes of the long wheelbase car with the refinement of the 2.7 twin-turbo diesel engine.
Jaguar will be attending Chauffeur Drive 08** in April to showcase both the XJ long wheelbase and the new Jaguar XF diesel. The first event of its kind, Chauffeur Drive 08 will allow those from Europe's chauffeur, private hire and limousine industry to test drive the world's most luxurious cars in one area.
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