The Jaguar XJ model has been named as the 'Luxury Car of the Year 2010' by Top Gear placing the British firm's flagship model above rivals from BMW and Audi.

Earlier this year, the model was also voted as the best green luxury car due to its low emission figures, fuel efficiency among other factors.

In the latest edition of Top Gear magazine, editor-at-large Jason Barlow described the XJ as the Blast from the future, praising the new car to have slackened so many jaws.

Since its official debut in May 2010, the Jaguar XJ model has been received extremely well by customers as well as the media. It is fast becoming a multi-awarding winning model, having already claimed the 'Scottish Luxury Car of the Year' and 'What Car? Luxury Green Car of the Year' accolades.

With its lightweight aluminum architecture, the XJ is said to be one of the most efficient luxury car in its class.

The Jaguar XJ brought a bold new approach to the luxury car market in the UK with its distinctive design, generous accommodation, exceptional performance and strong economy credentials, said Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK in a recent statement.

We're delighted that the Top Gear team, definitely one of the toughest judging panels anywhere in the motoring world, has recognized what makes the XJ so special with this award, he further added.

With a 29 percent segment share during its first six months on sale, the luxury car has established itself as a preferred choice of car with customers ranging from company CEOs to high-end hotel chains.