Fleet News

Fixed price servicing pledge leads S-type drive for best wholelife costs

JAGUAR has pledged that servicing costs for the new £33,150 Jaguar S-type will come to no more than £900 plus VAT over a three-year/60,000-mile operating cycle. The claim, based on six services at 10,000-mile intervals, was made by Jaguar's UK operations director, Andrew Lester, at the car's press launch in south-west France and will spearhead a drive for class-leading wholelife costs on the new range when it goes on sale on March 24.

He also stated that the fixed-price strategy may extend to other models in the Jaguar range in future. Meanwhile Emmox has quoted estimated residual values for the S-type 3.0 SE of 56.2% after three years/ 60,000 miles - a Mercedes-Benz E-class is quoted at 54.7%.

Such figures coincide with insurance ratings that start one group lower than the equivalent BMW 528i SE, with which the S-type has been closely benchmarked. Whereas the BMW sits in ABI group 16E, the entry-level 3.0 litre S-type manual, priced at £28,300 on the road, is in group 15E.

Commenting on the S-type's standard specification and aggressive value-for-money proposal, Lester said: 'We are confident that our new car offers class-leading levels of specification. Items such as alloy wheels, four airbags in the front, automatic climate control and eight-way power front seats are standard even on the entry model at over £2,600 less than the BMW 528i SE. In terms of the S-type 3.0 SE, our car is more like an SSE compared with the equivalent BMW.'

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee