MOTORS: TAX CUTS WILL GO FOR THE JAGUAR; NEW REG: JAGUAR: Modified Engine Set to Bring Down Company Car Liability
Byline: By MIKE TORPEY
JAGUAR has modified the diesel engine of its X-Type saloon and estate models to bring down their all-important company car tax liabilities.
This is in line with new European legislation due to come into force next year that demands greater levels of efficiency and lower levels of pollution from oil-burning engines.
It means the X-Type saloon boasts a two per cent reduction in company car tax liability while there's a three per cent reduction for the estate.
It coincides with Jaguar's anouncement that the X-Type had hit record levels as the 250,000th model rolled off the production line at the Halewood, Liverpool, plant.
And although sales of the model in its key US market have been disappointing the company sold 20,932 cars in the UK - a 21.4% increase on 2003.
If the X-Type remains the Big Cat's most affordable range, the iconic XJ6 has picked up the award for 'Best Luxury Car' for the second year running at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards.
The model was voted best in its class because of its looks, driving dynamics, quality, ample performance and impeccable refinement.
Bibiana Boerio, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, said: "We are delighted with the reaction the aluminium XJ continues to receive from both the media and our customers. …