Lighter, more efficient and refined – the new Jaguar XF has been revealed in a striking stunt. It will go on sale in Autumn 2015
Jaguar is a British automotive brand from Land Rover and they have recently shown us that they mean business and aren’t afraid of scaling new heights; with the new generation XF making its first appearance over London’s busy Canary Wharf. The new XF is a lighter and more efficient version than ever before as Jaguar proudly demonstrate.
The Jaguar XF is a high-tech executive saloon car and is already very popular among business drivers. The British brand is going to replace its seven year old XF model with a roomier, lighter and more frugal motor with more advanced technology than ever before.
A thrilling launch:
Jaguar launched the XF in a unique way- performing the world’s longest high-wire water crossing via a 28 millimetres wide high-wire suspended 18 metres above London’s business central; Canary Wharf. The stunt was carried out by Hollywood stuntman Jim Dowdall, who has worked on many films including Indiana Jones and James Bond.
The stunt took three minutes to cross the 240 metre long jouney. Following its public debut in London, it will make a global debut in New York on the 1st April.
What’s new to the Jaguar XF?
The new XF is almost 7 millimetres shorter and 3 millimetres lower to its predecessor. The wheelbase has been stretched by 51 millimetres to 2960 millimetres to improve knee, leg and headroom for passengers.
The Jaguar XF still has a familiar style with its upright grille, swept back lights and coupe styled design which completes its sporty look. It will maintain the strong Jaguar tradition whilst still bringing something completely new to the market.
Jaguar have ensured the XF’s cabin is as practical as it is comfortable; with blends of contemporary luxury materials and finishes. The new XF benefits from features such as the new InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system and 12.3 TFT instrument cluster.
Employs new aluminium-intensive platform
The new XF is built with advanced aluminum-intensive architecture which brings the car to a completely new level. This architecture is also used in smaller form under the new XE Saloon.
The 75 percent aluminum allows weight savings of 190 kilograms compared to its outgoing model; and is also 80 kilograms lighter than its closest German rivals.
A feast of new technology and aluminium architecture helps the XF to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel efficiency. The range kicks off with CO2 emissions as low as 104 grams per kilometre which are delivered by the most frugal 161bhp (brake horse power) 2.0 litre Ingenium diesel engine. There is another 3.0 litre V6 twin-turbo diesel engine available in the range.
The steering uses the same electric power-assisted set up as the F-Type and XE. Active dampers will be found on the options list. A new feature called “Jaguar Configurable Dynamics” will also allow the driver to tailor the settings of the dampers, steering, engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The XF will continue to be offered with rear-drive as standard, but will also be available in an all-wheel drive option as well.
Here are some dimension details:
Prices and Availability:
Further details in regards to engines and specifications will be announced on the opening day of the New York Motor Show on the 1st of April. The production of the new XF is being carried out at Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich plant, which also produces the F-Type and XJ.
Prices will be announced at a later date, however we would expect the basic on the road price to start from £34,000 when it goes on sale in Autumn 2015.