Taking home the ‘Most Surprisingly Economical’ award at the awards, the Jaguar XJ, the latest model in the brand’s new and improved line up, won the award for the efficiency of its 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine.
Executive and luxury saloons are not the first cars to be linked to fuel efficiency, but the Jaguar XJ is capable of travelling over 700 miles on one tank of diesel – enough to get from London to Edinburgh with nearly 300 miles left in the tank.
Judges at the car website awarded the Jaguar XJ with the title after finding its aluminium-packed chassis helped to lower the mass of the car and boost efficiency.
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK, said: "I’m pleased to be able to add this accolade from Honest John to the XJ’s credentials. In the XJ we have successfully created an economical car without compromising the quality, luxury and sports car-like drive that our customers want to enjoy in their Jaguar."
Much of the luxury comes from a new stunning exterior and a gadget-packed and luxurious interior. All models come with leather upholstery, blue internal lighting, panoramic roof with electric blinds and walnut veneer.
Gadgets include an eight inch colour touch screen, sat-nav, heated driver seat, high-spec sound system with hard disk drive and dual-zone climate control.
On the outside, entry-level models boost Bi-Xenon headlamps, 18" alloy wheels and LED lights. Two higher specification models boost luxury even further, offering a genuine British-built alternative to the German monopoly in the luxury segment.
Prices for the Jaguar XJ start from £55,515 for entry-level models, but prices for performance 5.0-litre V8 engine Supersport models can rise to as much as £94,050.