Introducing the Jaguar XE, a new compact executive saloon to rival the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Extensive use of aluminium means it’s a very light car – good for fuel economy, not so good for outfit matching ratios.

So what are we looking for? Early reviews of the new XE have raved about its superb handling. We want to see if the Jaguar is just as good at towing, and whether it is practical enough for caravan holidays.