Jaguar claims that the new XE saloon will offer class-leading residual values when it arrives in the UK next year, beating even established German rivals.
Alongside that, the XE is also due to feature the best driving dynamics in the competitive executive saloon class, and will also offer the lowest cost of ownership of any of its premium competitors.
The latest figures from market valuation companies CAP, Kee Resources and CDL have all showed that the Jaguar XE will offer stronger residual values than virtually all of its class rivals.
CAP predicts that, over three years or 30,000 miles, the all-new XE will retain 45 per cent of its original value, placing it ahead of rival models from the likes of BMW, Audi or Mercedes.
Best in class
Likewise, Kee Resources and CDL have both rated the upcoming XE sports saloon as the best option in its class, standing head and shoulders above its more well-established competition.
According to the companies, a major part of the XE’s appeal comes from the ultra-frugal new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine, which offers CO2 emissions of just 99g/km .
As well as making XE models equipped with this engine free from road tax, they will also come with a lower Benefit in Kind rate and will offer better fuel economy as well.
Maintenance, servicing and repair costs are all also estimated to be low, while a low insurance group rating also adds to the XE’s cost-effectiveness and appeal over its competition.
According to Kee Resources, drivers will pay up to £2,215 per year for total cost of ownership of the XE over its nearest rival in its market segment.
Jaguar Land Rover’s managing director, Jeremy Hicks, said: “People expect Jaguars to feel luxurious, look superb and drive brilliantly, but many wouldn’t necessarily expect a Jaguar to be affordable.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure the XE is just that. An enormous amount of effort has gone into developing everything from the new efficient Ingenium engines to the superb value-for-money service plans.”
He added: “The fact that valuation companies rank XE as having some of the strongest residual values in class is the icing on the cake. This is a car that appeals to the head just as much as the heart.”
Officially revealed earlier this year in October, the new Jaguar XE saloon is available to order now. Prices begin from £26,995 and first deliveries are expected by May next year.