JAGUAR XJ Wins Luxury Car Green Award
Jaguar, a segment of Tata Motors, has been conferred with the prestigious Green Awards in the luxury car segment.
In the verdict the judges of ‘What Car?’ magazine said, "In a class dominated by understated design, the Jaguar XJ’s styling takes your breath away. It’s powerful yet athletic, imposing yet sleek. No other luxury car gets as much attention for the way it looks. You’ll enjoy driving the XJ an awful lot more than most of its competition, too. The Jaguar XJ is stunning, in every sense of the word."
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of ‘What Car’, said, “British designed and built, the Jaguar is equipped with an efficient, high-tech diesel engine which in a comparatively light car makes for some spectacular emissions figures: CO2 is just 184g/km, while NOx is an equally impressive 0.142g/km.”
"Of course, there’s more to these figures than their environmental impact. That low CO2 return means you’ll pay company car tax at just 28 per cent of the Jaguar’s price, so you’ll pay less to the taxman than you would if you drove most of the XJ’s rivals. Look no further if you want a luxury car that’s as good for the driver as it is for the environment," he added.
The magazine considered a range of environmental factors such as CO2 output and number of pollutants for the nominated models and declared the XJ the winner of Green Awards.
The new XJ has developed sustainability in motoring by implementing new lightweight aluminium body structure and advanced powertrains, a judge said. This is an indication of adopting green credentials by the company, he added.
Apart from that, the company has looked into the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in its XJ model.
Geoff Cousins, managing director, Jaguar UK said, "Environmental considerations are increasingly important to car buyers. By taking a lifecycle approach to the new XJ we have minimised the amount of materials used, we use recycled material and low-energy manufacturing processes, as well as making the vehicle easy to recycle at the end of its life."
Jaguar's aluminium body carries about 50% recycled material and the company plans to increase that figure to 75%. As per the statistics, this feature will create a saving of three tonnes of CO2 per vehicle.
"This accolade from ‘What Car?’ demonstrates that we have successfully created a green car without compromising the quality, luxury and sports car-like drive that our customers want to enjoy in their Jaguar. This all helps make the Jaguar XJ more desirable which boosts residual values - industry experts already predict that the new Jaguar XJ will have class-leading residual values; better than Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz over the next three years,” Geoff Cousins added.
Jaguar XJ is equipped with the 3.0-litre AJ-V6D turbodiesel engine that can proffer an impressive figure of 40.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km.
The new XJ is available at a price of £53,900.