Jaguar's new SE Business trim for XF
Jaguar will target cost-conscious business drivers with a new high-spec option for its lowest-priced diesel XF model.
Other business-oriented models such as the Mazda 6 Business line and the Vauxhall Insignia Tech offer interior luxuries as well as different engine options at a much lower price than the Jaguar.
However, the Big Cat is aiming for buyers looking for a more premium feel and upmarket, desirable badge with its new trim level - putting the likes of BMW and Audi in its sights.
The new Jaguar trim, the SE Business, should be a worthy competitor for the German premium brands as it offers the usual style and luxury of a business trim.
So what is the SE Business trim?
Although the new trim offers new equipment it is defiantly worth looking at the standard entry level equipment on the XF model as a benchmark. The standard XF model offers features like DAB digital radio, leather and suede cloth upholstery and a stop & start system.
The new SE Business option bumps this trim up with the addition of sat nav and a seven inch touch screen with HDD mapping. Now in terms of functionality these features equip the XF pretty well for a 'business orientated' lifestyle as sat nav can be useful up and down the country.
One of the best things with this trim is that it can be teamed up alongside the new 2.2-litre diesel engine, which delivers better CO2 emissions of 149g/km. The better the emissions, the cheaper the BIK tax. This engine still delivers a hefty 161hp and a 0-62mph time of 9.8 seconds.
Depending on what you want the car for will defiantly play a part in whether you choose the XF over other business line models.
If you want a car that has plenty of street credit as well as business car functionality, then go for the Jaguar XF (£31,600).
But if you just want a purely functional business car - and are not worried about badge desirability - then go for the cheaper Vauxhall Insignia or Mazda 6.