AutoWeek celebrated the best of the best at the North American International Auto Show and announced that the Editors’ Choice Award for Best in Show 2007 was awarded to Jaguar for its new C-XF concept car.

“The Jaguar C-XF is the sexiest four-door we’ve seen from Jaguar in years,” said Dutch Mandel, editor and associate publisher, AutoWeek. “This car draws a line from Jaguar sedans of the past to Jaguar sedans of the future.”

For more than a decade, AutoWeek’s Editors’ Choice Awards have recognized vehicles that the editorial staff believe to be Best in Show, Most Significant, Best Concept and Most Fun at international auto shows worldwide. When selecting the winning vehicle for Best in Show, the team looks for the most significant, influential car – the one to remember ten years down the road.

“With the C-XF, we wanted to create something with strength and a distinctive modern style that will carry Jaguar into the future – something with longevity,” said Ian Callum, design director, Jaguar Cars. “Ultimately, AutoWeek’s recognition of this tells us we’ve accomplished our goal.”

The all-new Jaguar C-XF concept car, a stunning four-door sedan that blends dynamic, modern features with classic heritage cues, made its debut on January 7 at the NAIAS in Detroit, Mich. The C-XF, which boasts a 4.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, signifies a new era for the company and is a clear indication of the design direction for the company’s next-generation of sport sedans.

“I am truly delighted for Ian and his team that all their hard work and creativity has been honored,” said Bibiana Boerio, managing director, Jaguar Cars. “While the C-XF is not a production vehicle, it is a true representation of our future design direction. This is just the beginning."

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  (8) posted on 01.15.2007

I agree with the Dutch Mandel - probably the sexiest cars we’ve seen from the Jag team so far. Stile and technique

  (7) posted on 01.15.2007

In my mind, this is the kinda ride 007 uses to score chicks. Anyway 4.2 supercharged is the kinda engine that makes you want to reach for the sky. In my opinion this is not a car for everyone.

  (6) posted on 01.15.2007

This is what I call a real gentleman’s car. Luxury, Performance and I gues lots of fun.

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