8 October 2020

Jaguar XF gets a substantial makeover

Jaguar has given its XF saloon and XF Sportbrake a substantial makeover that includes an enhanced exterior design for a more assertive presence, new more luxurious interiors, advanced connectivity and efficient engines with mild-hybrid capability, writes Trish Whelan.

The new exterior includes a new front bumper, lower air intakes, a new wider grille, all-LED headlights, and a new rear bumper.

This top end saloon also gets a new, more luxurious interior. The new cockpit design places greater focus on the driver. There’s also a new sporty centre console. Technologies include Jaguar’s latest Pivi Pro dual-sim infotainment accessed through a new 11.4 inch HD curved glass touchscreen. Software-Over-The-Air capability means the latest vehicle systems and infotainment are installed seamlessly and remotely.

Petrol customers can choose between 250hp or a 300hp version of the 2.0 four-cylinder producing 365 Nm and 400 Nm respectively. The latter version is offered exclusively with AWD. The 250hp petrol delivers fuel economy of 8.0 L/100kms (35.2mpg); C02 emissions are from 181g/km (WLTP).

The diesel is a new 204hp MHEV (mild hybrid electric vehicle) 2.0 four-cylinder turbo that produces 430Nm torque. It is 24hp more powerful than the engine it replaces with reduced emissions and improved fuel economy. C02 is from 130g/km and up to 4.9 L/100km (57.2mpg) on the XF saloon.

All engines are paired with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatics gearbox and every XF is available with all-wheel drive. Irish pricing has yet to be confirmed.