The salacious E-Type sports car, introduced in 1961, is certainly the most important road car in Jaguar’s history. It isn’t even up for discussion. Fifty-seven years later, the E-Type is still considered one of the most beautiful and exciting cars ever made. They will be eternally desirable. The Jaguar XF, however, saved the company.
First unveiled in 2007, the daring XF began a product and design revolution that pulled the British luxury brand out of a 25-year funk. Jaguar was near its last breath when the XF turned heads and changed minds. Its success set the stage for the automaker's current lineup of impressive cars and SUVs, including the sexy F-Type sports car, the spiritual successor to the E-Type.
Now in its second generation, the 2018 Jaguar XF competes in the crowded luxury midsize segment, which includes the Lexus GS, Audi A6, Volvo S90, Cadillac CTS and the rajahs of the class, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.