Jaguar XE has been declared as the Most Beautiful Car of 2014 at the 30th edition of Festival Automobile International in Paris. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar received the award, which was decided by a public vote, with more than 100,000 votes cast across 59 countries. Beating competition from the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate and FIAT 500X, the Jaguar XE took victory with 28% of the votes, according to a company statement.
From the morning of January 28, 2014, the Festival Automobile International continues in Paris with a four-day exhibition at the Hotel des Invalides, where the Jaguar XE will be showcased alongside 18 concept cars, including Jaguar Project 7. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to attend. This is the XE’s second French award since the Paris Motor Show in October 2014, where it was crowned ‘Best Production Car’ by Auto Plus magazine and the listeners of French radio station, RTL.