Jaguar XJ TDVi
FINALLY, Jaguar has got in on the luxury diesel act with the XJ TDVi. Using the same 2.7-litre twin-turbo diesel as found in the smaller S-type, the XJ can now take the fight to the Mercedes-Benz S-class, Audi A8 and BMW 7-series. As well as ensuring fuel economy and emissions are up with the class leaders, Jaguar has paid special attention to refinement with the new diesel model. Prices start at £43,995 on-the-road.
NISSAN’S new Navara sets a new standard in the pick-up market. Not only does it look the part thanks to angular lines and an imposing grille, but it goes like a rocket too. There is only one engine offering 174bhp, putting Nissan in pole position in the power stakes. Based on the same chassis as the Pathfinder SUV, prices start at £14,695 and all models have ABS brakes, CD player and airbags.