Jaguar XF chosen by Motorway Police

The Central Motorway Police Group has taken delivery of seven specially adapted Jaguar XF models in full police livery after choosing the saloon ahead of other contenders.

Performance, power, safety and comfort were all influential in the decision to use the Jaguar XF on motorways across Staffordshire, Mercia and the West Midlands, according to Jaguar MD Geoff Cousins.

"Police forces across the country have been evaluating the Jaguar XF and we are delighted that the team at the Central Motorway Police Group has chosen Jaguar to join its fleet," he said.

The police identified the environmental credentials and residual value of the Jaguar as another reason for the decision. The 275PS 3.0-litre Diesel S models chosen return 42mpg and CO2 emissions of 179g/km.

Citing EurotaxGlass’s residual value figures, Cousins added: "Fleet managers are looking at good environmental credentials and strong residual values to ensure value for money."

The figures show the Jaguar XF keeps up to 80 per cent of its value after one year, and 45 per cent after three years.

Once chosen, the Jaguar XF models were fitted with a roof mounted bar complete with blue flashing lights. LEDs were installed on the front grille and rear light clusters and a special Police Pack was included inside to store the vast array of electric equipment used by the police.

The cars will be put to work immediately on motorways stretching south from Cheshire on the M6 to the Welsh border on the M50.

The police force currently have a fleet of 46 vehicles including Range Rovers for use on the motorways.