The Jaguar XF, winner of the prestigious WhatCar? ‘Car of the Year’ award in 2008, has once again proven its worth by retaining its title as the ‘Best Executive Car’ for 2009. The announcement was made at the WhatCar? Awards held in London last night. Steve Fowler, the editor of WhatCar?, expressed his admiration for the XF, stating that it is a deserving winner. Furthermore, he highlighted the upcoming improvements to the car, particularly the introduction of greener engines. According to Fowler, driving the XF is always a special experience, thanks to its style, poise, and impressive performance. He also commended the car’s interior, describing it as one of the most dramatic in the automotive industry.
Geoff Cousins, the Managing Director of Jaguar Cars in the UK, expressed his delight at the XF’s victory for the second time. He acknowledged the XF’s success since its launch and emphasized the progress Jaguar made in 2008, despite the challenging economic conditions. Cousins went on to mention the recent reveal of the highly anticipated XFR and the new XF Diesel S, both of which have set new benchmarks in terms of performance, economy, and efficiency. He was particularly enthusiastic about the new XF Diesel S, which features an advanced 3.0-litre diesel engine that offers improved CO2 emissions and fuel economy, delivering great benefits to consumers.
Jaguar has also announced the introduction of the 275PS high-performance XF Diesel S for the 2010 Model Year. This model boasts Jaguar’s new AJ-V6D Gen III S 3.0-litre diesel engine, which delivers an impressive 600Nm of torque and achieves a 0-60mph acceleration time of just 5.9 seconds. The car’s combined fuel economy of 42.0mpg is 12 percent better than the acclaimed 2.7-litre V6 diesel engine, while its CO2 emissions have been reduced by 10 percent.
Furthermore, Jaguar unveiled the new XFR at the Detroit Auto Show in March. This powerful car is equipped with a brand-new supercharged 510PS V8 engine, which enables it to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds, making it the epitome of a Jaguar sport saloon. Other V8 XF models are powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces 385PS. The XFR stands out with its unique exterior and interior design features, including revised bumpers, lower front air intakes, sill extensions, bonnet louvres and grilles, four tailpipes, a boot-lid spoiler, specially designed seats, and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Since its launch, the XF has received over 30 accolades worldwide, mostly from reputable UK publications such as Top Gear, CAR magazine, The Sun motoring, What Diesel, and Auto Express. In fact, the XF was crowned ‘Car of the Year’ by What Diesel and Auto Express in 2008.
Enthusiasts and potential buyers can now order the 2010 Model Year XF and XFR, with the first customer deliveries expected to begin in March. For more information about the Jaguar XF and Jaguar XFR, visit the official Jaguar website.
In conclusion, the Jaguar XF’s continuous success in the automotive industry is evident by its retention of the ‘Best Executive Car’ title at the 2009 WhatCar? Awards. With its combination of style, poise, and performance, along with the introduction of new, greener engines, the XF remains a remarkable choice for executive car buyers. Jaguar’s commitment to innovation and excellence is further demonstrated by the introduction of the XF Diesel S and the XFR, both of which push the boundaries of performance and efficiency. As a result, the XF has rightfully earned its place as one of the most acclaimed cars to date, delighting both critics and drivers alike.