The International Car of the Year (ICOTY) jury, made up of 12 nationally-renowned automotive journalists, has named the all-new 2011 Jaguar XJ as the 2011 International Luxury Car of the Year for its unique design and stellar performance.
“We’re delighted that the 2011 Jaguar XJ has received this honor,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Global Brand Director. “The all-new XJ is a benchmark in both design and technology, and we’re thrilled to receive such an accolade from one of the highest-ranking international panel of judges in our industry.”
Hallmark added, “This success, along with the redesigned XK and XF, speaks volumes about the future of the Jaguar brand as a leading edge premium carmaker.”
Launched in 1997 at the North American International Auto Show, the ICOTY Awards became the first automotive awards to honor new vehicles based on the emotional connection between car and consumer. Today, the ICOTY Awards have evolved and are based on lifestyle compatibility and how well automakers achieve that goal.
“The ICOTY Awards are not about power and performance, but rather about personality and passion,” said ICOTY Executive Producer Courtney Caldwell.
In order to achieve a balanced perspective that reflects all consumers, ICOTY engages a diverse group of renowned automotive journalists and editors in the voting process. The ICOTY jury consists of 12 reputable automotive jurors who represent respected publications such as MSN Autos, Consumer Guide Automotive, Auto Week, and Road & Travel Magazine, to name a few.
Since its launch in May 2010, the Jaguar XJ has been extremely well received by customers and media alike, and its list of accolades continues to grow with this ICOTY honor. Other accolades for the flagship model include being named Executive Sedan of the Year by Bloomberg, AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s Design of the Year and All-Star awards, Top Gear’s Luxury Car of the Year award, and Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award for 2010 in the Automotive Category, among others.
The Jaguar XJ is on-sale now at Jaguar of Orlando with 0% APR offer and lease special of $899 per month that offers complimentary scheduled maintenance, no-cost replacement of wear and tear items, 24/7 roadside assistance and a 5 year/50,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty.
Today’s a beautiful day for a test drive in an XJ!