New 2012 Jaguar XF on sale now

The new 2.2-litre Jaguar XF boasts a new, larger grille, stylish thinner headlamps, revised rear lights and striking new alloy wheels.

Inside, the newest addition to the award-winning XF line up includes sporty bucket seats for the first time alongside some new trim options for those who prefer to accessorise their own car.

However, the biggest news comes underneath the sleek exterior where the 190PS turbocharged engine offers some of the most impressive figures ever seen on a Jaguar executive saloon.

While 0-62mph sprint times are a respectable 8.5 seconds, the new 2.2-litre XF also boasts fuel economy of 52.3mpg.

In real terms, this means a single tank of diesel is enough to take the Jaguar 800 miles – or just short of travelling from London to Edinburgh and back.

The lower running costs at the pumps is reflected in road tax and, for businesses, benefit-in-kind rates due to the lowest ever level of CO2 emissions on an XF at 149g/km.

The engine is expected to help Jaguar’s best-seller in the UK maintain its success since launch in 2009.

Recently, the car was named the UK’s Car of the Decade by Auto Express, which used the results from over 300,000 drivers asked to rate cars on driveability, reliability, comfort and refinement, dealership experience and quality.

Priced from just £30,950, the Jaguar XF with a new 2.2-litre engine is also the least expensive in the XF range.

A second diesel engine, a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 in 240PS and 275PS variations, is available priced at £36,950 and £42,950 respectively.

Sitting above the diesels, the two petrol options are based around Jaguar’s 5.0-litre V8 engine. The standard 385PS version costs £49,950 while the supercharged 510PS model costs £65,350 and delivers a 0-62mph sprint time of under five seconds.