The award is decided by public vote. The company has received more than 100,000 votes cast across 59 countries.

The new Jaguar model beat its close competitors including Mazda MX-5, Mercedes C-Class Estate and Fiat 500X. The Jaguar XE took victory with 28 percent of the votes.

From the morning of January 28, the Festival Automobile International continues in Paris with a four-day exhibition at the Hotel des Invalides, where the Jaguar XE will be showcased alongside 18 concept cars, including Jaguar Project 7.

However, 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.