The Jaguar XE has been named ‘Most Beautiful Car of 2014’ at this year’s Festival Automobile International in Paris.
Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum collected the award mid-week in front of a crowd of 600 VIPs and more than 60 media.
The award is decided by a public vote, with more than 100,000 votes cast across 59 countries. Beating competition from the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes C-Class Estate and Fiat 500X, the Jaguar XE took victory with 28% of the votes.
The 30th edition of the Festival Automobile International continues in Paris with a four-day exhibition at the Hotel des Invalides, where the XE will be showcased alongside 18 concept cars, including Jaguar’s 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.