Jaguar XF Gets Major Update

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Jaguar’s mid-size XF sedan has received a major update including enhanced styling inside and out as well tech upgrades and updated powertrains. See the changes below!  

Jaguar’s latest-generation XF sedan came to market in 2016 to rival products such as the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Now, the XF has been thoroughly updated to keep it fighting-fit to compete against its stiff competition in this segment. 

What’s changed? 

Jaguar has refined the look of its XF, but the interior updates are more substantial. 

In terms of styling, Jaguar has gone to work by fitting a new front bumper with larger air intakes that sit lower than before. The grille is wider too and features a mesh design while the side fender vents now feature the iconic leaper emblem. The XF also benefits from new slim LED headlights with ‘Double J’ daytime running lights (Pixel LED headlights are optional) and adaptive driving beam ability. Premium LED technology is standard across the XF range while automatic high beam assist will be offered in SE and HSE derivatives. 

The XF’s rear-end has been enhanced with a wider bumper and a body-coloured rear valance. The taillight surrounds have also been darkened. For a more distinct look, R-Dynamic specification will offer a sportier look while an Exterior Pack will also be offered with elements finished in gloss black. 

Moving inside, the XF gains a new cabin design along with improved materials such as open-pore wood veneers and aluminium. A new curved 11.4 inch Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system is fitted as well as a new drive selector. The infotainment system is not only larger but the screen is also 3-times brighter and features a simplified menu structure and can be updated over the air. It’s also Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. A new 12.3-inch interactive driver display and Head-up display is also fitted for the driver’s convenience.

A wireless smartphone charger will also be offered as an option. The XF’s interior also boasts new door casings with 360-degree grab handles and improved storage while the new seats offer wider cushioning, new massage functions and enhanced heating and cooling functions. Cabin Air Ionisation, for improved cabin air quality, will be offered as an option.

Other cool features include Active Road Noise Cancellation technology (fro improved refinement), ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror and the latest-generation Activity Key which now incorporates a watch.  

Engine Power

A more powerful diesel engine will be offered when the XF arrives locally in early 2021. 

The XF will be offered a choice of 2 petrol engines and a new, more powerful turbodiesel engine from Jaguar’s Ingenium engine range. All XF’s are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. 

Useful driver assistance technology includes Clear Exit Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control and a 3D Surround Camera.
The 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine choices include a 183 kW/365 Nm engine offered in rear-wheel-drive guise while the more powerful 221 kW/400 Nm engine will be offered with all-wheel-drive.     

As for the new 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, it offers some 15 kW more than the outgoing 132 kW version and it offers outputs of 147 kW and 430 Nm. 

The updated Jaguar XF is expected to reach South Africa in early 2021 and will be offered in S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE derivatives. Local pricing will be communicated closer to the XF’s local launch. 

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