Porsche Panamera – Judges Report
Nov30

Porsche Panamera – Judges Report

In what can only be described as the Wildcard of the competition – the Porsche Panamera surprised all the judges at The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2010. The Panamera was introduced to the market in September 2009 and has already sold more than 20,000 units worldwide. The Marmite looks of the four-seat Porsche certainly caused bit of a storm amongst the judges, but the overall performance and even economy impressed them in...

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Jaguar XJ L – The Judges Report
Oct11

Jaguar XJ L – The Judges Report

In the latest of our full reports from The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards 2010, we concentrate on the all-new Jaguar XJ long wheelbase which was judged in the £50,000 to £100,000 category. The XJ L took joint second place in the awards receiving only two points less than the winner, the BMW 730Ld. As one of the newest vehicles to be judged, the XJ was awarded a total of 80/100 points which matched the previous shape Audi A8 L. In...

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BMW 7-Series scoops award in competitive category

A total of seven vehicles were judged in the £50,000-£100,000 category which made it the toughest section of all. Even though the winner of this section, the BMW 730Ld was awarded the highest points, the top four vehicles were only three points apart, making it the closest year ever. For the first time in the awards history, two vehicles took second place by scoring exactly the same amount of points. The all-new Jaguar XJL and the...

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E-Class sets standards in under £50,000 category
Sep20

E-Class sets standards in under £50,000 category

Surveys conducted by thechauffeur.com have always revealed the Mercedes-Benz E220 CDi to be the most popular choice for the UK’s chauffeur industry. The all-new E-Class Saloon was entered into this years £50,000 and Under category and was awarded 77 points, beating other vehicles such as the BMW 530 saloon, 530 GT, Jaguar XF and Skoda Superb. With its 50 plus MPG figures and class leading boot space, the E-class certainly provides...

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Chauffeur Car of the Year result imminent

In just seven days, the worlds most luxurious car manufacturers will find out which vehicles have won the prestigious Chauffeur Car of the Year 2010 title. Judges for the awards tired and tested fourteen shortlisted vehicles for their suitability for the chauffeur industry – the results are due to be announced next week. In 2005, thechauffeur.com created The Chauffeur Car of the Year awards, and winners over the past five years...

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Newcomer Hyundai takes MPV award

For the first time in the history of The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has received its first award for the i800 people mover. Being a relatively newcomer to the industry, the i800 impressed judges with space to fit eight large suitcases in the boot, along with passengers, and un-van like driving qualities which is difficult to achieve in this market. Rear air conditioning, ambient lighting and easy...

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