New Jaguar XF to be unveiled next month

Jaguar has officially announced that an all-new next generation version of the XF executive saloon will be revealed next month.

Confirming insider reports from last December which stated that a new XF could land as early as this year, Jaguar has announced that it will present the new XF at the New York International Auto Show.

True to the rumours, the manufacturer has announced that the Jaguar XF will be the second model to take advantage of Jaguar’s new aluminium-intensive lightweight architecture after the new XE sports saloon.

New lightweight aluminium body

Alongside that, Jaguar says that the all-new model will set new benchmarks for weight and efficiency, and it’s claimed that it’ll offer class-leading fuel economy figures of more than 70mpg.

Not just efficient, it’s claimed that it will also offer “exceptional levels” of technology, refinement, luxury and comfort, as well as staying firmly in tune with Jaguar’s ethos of creating great looking cars.

Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design, said: “I believe the all-new XF will be the best looking car in its class.

“Elegant, handsome and with proportions that imbue a great sense of integrity – the all-new XF will be true to the strong tradition of sporting Jaguar saloons while being completely of its time.”

As part of the XF’s reveal, Jaguar has announced that it has teamed up with British stuntman Jim Dowdall, who’s worked on a variety of dramatic action films, including the James Bond and Indiana Jones franchises.

To introduce the new XF in truly dramatic style, he will reportedly perform the world’s first high-wire water crossing in a car, driving the new XF across two wires suspended high above the ground.

Coupe styling and sportier handling

Jaguar has yet to confirm exact specifications, but it’s expected that the new XF will mimic the coupe styling of the new XE saloon, along with sportier handling as the company aims to up its global desirability.

Thanks to the new lightweight architecture, it’s expected to be as much as 100kg lighter than its predecessor, and it’ll reportedly also feature increased rear legroom and boot space.

Full details have yet to be revealed, but Jaguar says that more will be known upon the new XF’s unveiling at the New York International Auto Show at the start of next month.