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The Jaguar XE has emerged triumphant in its class at the UK Car of the Year Awards, being named 2016's Best Executive Car. The UK Car of the Year Awards are voted for by a panel of 27 of the UK's leading and most-read motoring journalists. The judges hailed the XE for its superior driving abilities, fine looks, strong range of engines and outstanding Total Cost of Ownership.

Paul Hudson, UK Car of the Year judge and Deputy Head of Cars at Telegraph Media Group said, "Few cars were as strongly anticipated as the XE. It's such a tough market and therefore difficult to crack. The Jaguar XE makes you feel special. It's got good engines, an excellent ride even on larger wheels, and is great to drive. It makes a fine private or company car purchase."

Tim Pollard, Digital editor-in-chief of and agreed, saying, "The XE relaunches Jaguar into the executive heartland with a highly competitive, attractive product."

Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum added, "The executive car class is a fiercely competitive and long established one in the UK, but when we launched the XE we were confident it had what it needed to appeal to a demanding set of buyers. It looks sporty, and is stylish and elegant inside and out. We are honoured that the UK Car of the Year jurors, some of the most influential car experts in the UK, have endorsed the XE with the title of Best Executive Car for 2016."