The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has hit the ground running in the chauffeur market, winning the Executive Car of the Year award in last November’s Professional Driver awards.
The Seat Alhambra was born out of convenience in the late 1990s, to boost capacity at the Portuguese plant that makes the VW Sharan and, at the time, the Ford Galaxy. Ford soon split from the venture and made its own Galaxy, but the remaining twins have survived, with an all-new range launching in 2010.
The Volvo S90 replaces the worthy S80, a versatile salon that was perhaps just a shade too small to compete with the sector-leading Mercedes E-Class or its other rivals.
Earlier this year, the Jaguar XJ scored a notable conquest in London, with established operator Crawfords taking 50 of the revised flagship. It was a major coup for Jaguar, which is working hard to challenge Mercedes-Benz’s dominance in the chauffeur sector.