This is the second-generation Jaguar XF. The new car promises better economy and lower emissions, as well as more cabin room. We were so taken with the latest XF when we tested it for this year’s Tow Car Awards that it won its weight class. Now we’ve had the chance to live with the car for longer and get to know it better. We’re testing the 180PS (178bhp) 2.0-litre diesel automatic in Prestige specification.

We already know what tow car ability the XF has – it tows brilliantly. We want to find out more about what it is like to live with every day, how much di“fference the extra space makes to the car’s practicality and whether familiarity lessens or increases the XF’s appeal.