THE Jaguar XF saloon was named SME Company Car of the Year today (March 07, 2018).
Announced at the awards ceremony at Scott’s of Mayfair, the award was presented to Jon Wackett, General Manager, Fleet & Sales at Jaguar Land Rover.
The Jaguar XF Saloon 2.0D 163ps R-Sport Auto was also named Best Large SME Company Car as well as taking the overall award in the Fleet Alliance supported SME Company Car of the Year Awards.
Ralph Morton, Editorial Director of Business Car Manager, said:
“The Jaguar was a clear class winner in the voting of the independent judges – it has all the looks a driver could want, and all the low running costs any FD would require. The Jaguar XF is a real reflection of Jaguar Land Rover’s progression in the fleet and business market and the brand’s continuing appeal to the SME sector.”
Other category winners at the awards were:
Best Value SME Company Car – SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95ps FR
Best Compact SME Company Car – MINI Hatch 5Dr 1.5 Cooper, the winner of this category for the third successive year.
Best Director’s SME Company Car – Mercedes-Benz E350e Saloon 2.0 AMG Line Auto
Best Green SME Company Car – Renault Zoe Dynamique Nav Auto
Best SME Company Car Programme – Skoda
Best SME After Sales Programme – Hyundai, an astonishing fifth triumph in this category.
The SME Company Car of the Year Awards are run by Business Car Manager, the SME business motoring authority and supported by Fleet Alliance.
All judging was by an independent panel of experts in the SME and leasing sector.
Chair of the judges is Paul Hollick, Chair of the ICFM & Managing Director at TMC.
The judges were:
Martin Brown, Managing Director of Fleet Alliance
Nigel Morris, motor tax expert at MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Steve Cocks, Director of Broker Division, Lex Autolease
Rob Whalley, CEO of APD Global Research
Paulo Larkman, Fleet Consultant, Perran Maven
Matt Bristow, Manufacturer Sales Director, BCA
Ralph Morton added:
“I would like to thank our judges for all their help in the SME Company Car of the Year Awards. Their independence, and sector expertise, are critical in making these awards such a success, and so critical for manufacturers to win and help inform SMEs on the best in sector choices.”