It roars from 0-62 in 5.5 seconds and will reach nearly 170mph yet it does 91mpg and emits just 71g/km of CO2.
The Jaguar XF has become a familiar sight on our roads since its launch in 2008 and its elegant looks no longer turn heads as they once did.
Lexus has never been scared of taking on the big German luxury car makers. Its big saloon, the LS, makes a strong case for being the most luxurious car on the planet.
Few manufacturers have improved their lot more than Kia has in recent times.
Toyota’s RAV4 almost single handedly generated the ‘soft roader’ segment, where off-road looks were more important than off road ability.
Mercedes-Benz has abandoned the unloved mini people carrier A-Class in favour of a car that’s stylish and modern.
The CT200h takes Lexus the luxury arm of Toyota into new territory.
Jaguar have done the sensible thing and put a small(ish) diesel engine into their slick and stylish XF.
What a way Kia have come.
A wee whiley back I drove the estate version of the Mercedes C-Class, in 250 CDI format (review here). This time round it's the smaller-engined C220 CDI in saloon guise.