Jaguar’s XF model received a gong for its design at a motor industry bash on Monday.
The Royal Horticultural Halls in London was the location for the 2007 Autocar Awards, which pays tribute to achievement within the sector.
Since its debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September, the XF has impressed the industry and is now available to order from £33,900 for a model with a 2.7-litre engine.
Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum said that he was "absolutely thrilled" that the panel awarded the prize to the firm.
He said: "It’s wonderful to receive recognition for our efforts within the industry and from our ultimate critics the motoring media."
Automobile manufacturer Ford is the current owner of the luxury car stalwart, although it is looking to sell the asset, along with fellow British motor company Land Rover, which produces larger vehicles for the road.