There were 35 cars in the running for the 2016 European Car of the Year award, and of these 35 just seven were shortlisted. The fantastic Jaguar XE is one of the seven in contention for this illustrious prize, as chosen by a panel of 58 judges representing 22 European countries.

The key criteria for the prize is technical innovation and value for money, and the Jaguar XE excels in both of these criteria.

The XE was built using Jaguar’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture and is Jaguar’s most fuel-efficient car ever, with fantastic CO2 emissions figures from 99g/km.

The strong and perfectly proportioned XE has excellent technology such as cutting-edge driver assistance systems including stereo camera-based Autonomous Emergency Braking and received the top five-star Euro NCAP rating.

Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE recently commented, ‘We are delighted that the Jaguar XE has made it onto the short list for European Car of the Year. The votes from the jury are testament to the absolute dedication and hard work of every single member of the team that has helped to develop this truly outstanding sports saloon. Our no-compromise approach is why the XE is the only car in its class with an aluminium-intensive monocoque. It's also why the XE is the first car in the world to feature the revolutionary All Surface Progress Control system.’