- The Jaguar XF Sportbrake named best-in-class in the Tow Car Awards 2013.
- The stability and security of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake during strong crosswinds and abrupt lane changes earned particular praise, as did its performance, refinement, cabin execution and overall practicality.
- Tow Car Awards judged and presented by Practical Caravan magazine; What Car? magazine and The Camping and Caravanning Club.
- 2013 marks a second consecutive category win for the Jaguar XF, following its overall Tow Car of the Year title in 2012.
(Whitley, Coventry, June 07 2013). The Jaguar XF Sportbrake has taken class honours in the Tow Car Awards 2013.
Competing against several premium and SUV competitors in the highly competitive 1725-1899kg category, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 V6 Diesel Premium Luxury was named best-in-class, taking up the mantle of the Jaguar XF 2.2D saloon which won the same category last year and which was also named overall winner of the Tow Car Awards 2012.
Now in its seventh year, the 2013 Tow Car Awards saw a total of 46 vehicles assessed at the MIRA Proving Ground by an expert panel of judges including the editor of Practical Caravan magazine; the tow car editor of Practical Caravan; the deputy road test editor of What Car? and the technical department at The Camping and Caravanning Club.
David Motton, tow car editor, Practical Caravan, commented: “This makes it the second year in a row for the Jaguar XF, but this time it’s the turn of the Sportbrake to take the honours. An exceptional tow car and a refined executive express.”
Noting how stable and secure it remained during strong crosswinds and abrupt lane changes, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake was also praised for its performance, refinement, cabin execution and overall practicality.
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar UK, commented: “Winning this award demonstrates just how successfully the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake combines luxury and performance with real-world practicality and versatility, while also highlighting the class-leading engineering that goes into every new Jaguar. Winning in this highly competitive category is an achievement Jaguar is very proud of.”