Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Interior isn’t manufactured – it’s crafted, with wood and leather and an abundance of electronic gadgetry. It delivers a real sense of occasion, be it a trip to the local supermarket or Monaco. One quirk is the fly-off hand brake that is located to the right of the driver. XK is not unwieldy to manoeuvre although you are aware of the long bonnet and rear three-quarters visibility is a little restricted.

Given the exterior dimensions, the cabin is tiny, but that’s the price you pay for such graceful looks. Rear seats are for short trips or children – this is not a saloon and its a little claustrophobic inside, particularly in the back. However it feels very plush and extravagant for front occupants or anyone who fits in the rear. The luxurious wood and leather interior is very charming if rather traditional, but Jag fans will love it.