Fleet providers and leasing companies are longing to receive Jaguar’s new XE compact sports saloon, which is due to arrive at retailers during the summer of 2015.
The model will enter a segment dominated by the trio of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, and its uniqueness in comparison to the German counterparts is the reason demand is already so high. Business motorists now want something different, and the sporting elegance of the XE coupled with classic British characteristics provides this in abundance.
On fleet motorists’ choices, Jaguar’s sales director Chris Newitt commented: "These are people who have perhaps graduated from Mondeos, Insignias and Passats, and with [the XE’s] highly competitive whole-life costs, the next aspirational wave will have an alternative British route to take."
Jaguar’s luxury reputation already places it in a strong position to take on the dominant brands in the class, and by building on the strength of further fleet favourites including the XF, they stand a greater chance of grabbing market share.
The incoming saloon will be powered by a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine or a petrol equivalent, and CO2emissions of below 100g/km are achieved. Not only does this bolster the environmental credentials of a buying business, it also represents a low BIK tax payment to keep running costs significantly lower.
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