The Jaguar XF has emerged as winner of the Executive and Luxury category in the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards 2011. Commended by the judges as a ‘seriously desirable and sophisticated car’, the XF fought off strong competition in a highly competitive segment.

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Chas Hallett, What Car?’s editor-in-chief, said: “The Jaguar XF’s combination of sharp, contemporary styling, build quality, refinement, sporting agility and equipment is a winning formula, especially in the secondhand market where a highly specified model can now be bought for less than £20,000.”

The seven-strong What Car? Used Car of the Year judging panel were from all areas of the motor industry including experts from What Car?. The judges picked the winners based on running costs, reliability, driveability, quality, longevity, safety features and desirability.

Andy Whyman, XF Chief Programme Engineer commented: “We worked tirelessly on the development of the XF for its introduction in 2008. Since then, over 38,000 have been sold in the UK and the momentum continues. To be recognised by What Car? means a great deal to the whole XF team and we’re delighted to add another award to our ever-growing tally.”

On September 1, the next generation XF went on sale. Among the range that benefits from aesthetic changes both inside and out is the most efficient XF yet, the new 2.2-litre Diesel model with Stop-Start technology. Reception has been positive with sales up 12.8 per cent versus September 2010 for the XF and 12.5 per cent for the full Jaguar model line up made up of the XF, XK and XJ.