Jaguar has officially unveiled the all-new second-generation version of its popular XF executive saloon at the Royal Dock in Canary Wharf.
Due to make its global debut in New York next month, the new XF will go on sale in the UK this autumn, and boasts an “unrivalled blend of refinement, fuel economy, dynamics and design”.
Similar in design to the previous XF model, the new version retains its sleek and serene coupe-style design, while designer Ian Callum said that his team worked hard to keep its sense of character.
Lightweight, more dynamic
Taking tips from the new XE compact saloon, the new XF features an aluminium-intensive bodyshell designed to reduce weight and increase dynamics, as well as to boost fuel efficiency.
It’s 7mm shorter than its predecessor, but with a wheelbase that’s 51mm longer, the new XF retains its class-leading interior dimensions, while its new construction leaves it 190kg lighter too.
This weight reduction, combined with a range of new uber-frugal Ingenium engines, means that it can deliver more than 70mpg on the combined cycle with 104g/km of CO2 emissions.
On the inside, the new XF comes with a full list of the most innovative and advanced infotainment technology ever offered by Jaguar, complete with an all-new InControl Touch Pro system.
The Touch Pro system features a 10.2-inch touchscreen with Dual View technology, while allows the driver to see navigation information while the passenger can watch a DVD simultaneously.
New infotainment system
A more advanced version of the InControl infotainment system, Touch Pro features a laptop-grade processor and runs an ultra-fast Ethernet connection for in-car internet and data transfer.
Analog instruments have been swapped for a high-definition 12.3-inch touchscreen instrument cluster, and drivers can choose which instruments and displays that they want to see.
Fitted with a wide range of driver assistance and safety systems to make journeys safer, the all-new XF will also be the first-ever Jaguar model to come with full-LED headlights.
Other kit includes the same Electric Power Assisted Steering that comes on the XE and the F-TYPE, along with optional Adaptive Dynamics systems to adjust the ride automatically for the conditions.
Jaguar has also thrown in All-Surface Progress Control, which automatically manages brake and throttle input at lower speeds to deliver the best possible traction and avoid wheelspin.
Choice of Ingenium or V6 engines
Power will come from a choice of 2.0-litre diesel Ingenium engines, available with outputs of either 161bhp or 178bhp, with a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes.
For drivers in need of even more power, the new XF will also be available with a 3.0-litre 296bhp twin-turbo diesel V6, or a range-topping supercharged petrol V6 with a huge 375bhp.
Due to be manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Castle Bromwich alongside the F-TYPE and XJ models, full specifications and pricing for the new Jaguar XF are due to be announced later this year.