JAGUAR XF WINS 'CAR OF THE YEAR' 2008
XF TRIUMPHS AT AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR HONOURS 2008
The Jaguar XF has yet again been voted 'Car of the Year' – its fourth top title win since being launched in March. This time the premier award comes courtesy of Auto Express in their New Car Honours 2008. Jaguar's multi-award winning sports saloon claimed its crown following victory in the 'Best Executive Car' category ahead of the BMW 5-Series, the Mercedes CLS and E-Class, the Audi A6 and the Lexus GS.
Dan Strong, Editor of Auto Express magazine, said: "Jaguar's XF is a machine that has proved the doubters wrong. It's a car that impresses on every level, from design to drivability, practicality to price.
"But that's not the only reason why our judges chose this car. Our winner has raised the standards in a class where excellence is considered the norm. It's a home-grown package, designed and developed in the UK and built by a highly-skilled workforce."
Geoff Cousins, UK Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover said: "I am absolutely thrilled Auto Express – the UK's biggest selling weekly motoring magazine – has awarded the XF with its top accolade. This has been a fantastic year for Jaguar with the XF leading the success of our revitalisation plan. In July, total Jaguar sales were up 29.2% versus the same month last year and we now have over 7,000 orders for XF in the UK and more than 22,000 worldwide - we couldn't be more pleased with the reaction it has received."
What Car? magazine, What Diesel magazine and The Sun Motoring also named the XF 'Car of the Year' while Top Gear magazine hailed it their 'Limo of the Year'. Other notable awards include 'Interior of the Year' from CAR magazine and the 'Design Award' from Autocar magazine.
Most recently, the optional top-of-the-range 440 watt Bowers & Wilkins in-car audio system in the Jaguar XF was voted Best Buy under £100,000 by The What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Ultimate Guide to High End Entertainment.
Priced from $108,350* for the 2.7-litre diesel & 3.0 – litre petrol, the XF comes as standard with a generous specification featuring a host of innovative, industry-leading equipment. Highlights include the all-new JaguarDrive Selector™ and JaguarSense™ - a smart technical solution introducing touch or proximity-sensing control for overhead console lights and glovebox.
* All new vehicle prices include Luxury Car Tax (LCT) where applicable, and are recommended retail prices (RRP) excluding dealer delivery charges which may vary from dealer to dealer, stamp duty which varies from state to state, registration and compulsory third party insurance costs. All factory fitted optional extra prices include LCT and are RRP.
From 1st July, 2008 LCT of 33% applies to vehicles, factory fitted optional extras and dealer delivery charges where the total price is above $57,180. Where the total price of the vehicle is below $57,180, the price of factory fitted optional extras will be reduced by the value of the LCT.
This is pursuant to the Federal Government's announcement that these revised LCT parameters will apply retrospectively from 1 July 2008 once the Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 has passed through the Senate.
During the period between 1st July and when the legislation is passed, the Australian Tax Office has advised that dealers are able to either:
1. Anticipate the tax increase and collect the extra tax in advance, pending the passage of the legislation through the Senate; OR
2. Not anticipate the tax increase and, when the legislation is passed through the Senate, retrospectively seek additional payment in respect of the rate increase.
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