Jaguar Australian has announced the price of its all-new Jaguar XF range. Priced from $82,800 plus on-roads for the XF Prestige 20d, deliveries of the new model will commence from Q1, 2016.
The new XF retains its predecessor’s core attributes but uses Jaguar’s aluminium intensive architecture to shave up to 190kg while increasing torsional stiffness of up to 28 per cent.
The car is 4,954mm long, with a 51mm longer wheelbase at 2,960mm and 66mm shorter front overhang. While it is 7mm shorter and 3mm lower than its predecessor, rear seat space is claimed to be improved, thanks to 15mm more legroom, 24mm more knee room and up to 27mm more headroom.
The sedan gets double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension and has a near 50:50 weight distribution. It adopts an electric power assisted steering that is claimed to maintain steering feel while reduces fuel consumption by up to two per cent and three per cent for diesel and petrol models respectively.
One of the XF’s notable new features is the All-Surface Progress Control, developed for low-speed driving in adverse conditions. It automatically manages the brakes and throttle to deliver the best possible traction, enabling the car to pull away smoothly and without drama: the driver only has to steer. It operates between 3.6km/ and 30km/h and the desired speed is set by the driver using the cruise control switches.
The all-new XF range will consist of: XF Prestige, XF R-Sport, XF Portfolio, XF S.
The all-new XF powertrain range will consist of: 132kW 2.0-litre diesel automatic;177kW 2.0 petrol automatic; 220kW diesel automatic; 250kW and 280kW 3.0-litre petrol automatic.
Following a £416million investment, the all-new aluminium-intensive Jaguar XF is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich Plant alongside the allaluminium F-TYPE sports car and XJ luxury saloon.
The all-new XF joins the Jaguar saloon car range between the XE and XJ model lines.
“The XF nameplate sits at the very heart of Jaguar; the original XF was revolutionary for the brand, and now the all-new aluminium XF represents another innovative stepchange within the business segment.
“Lighter and more efficient, with enhanced space, a greater breadth of powertrains, unrivalled dynamics and refinement and, of course, world-leading design, the all-new XF offers customers a compelling package,” said Steven de Ploey, Brand Director, Jaguar
XF Prestige 20d (132kW 2.0 Ingenium Diesel) $ 82 800
XF Portfolio 25t (177kW 2.0 Petrol) $ 97 800
XF Portfolio 35t (250kW V6SC Petrol) $112 800
XF R-Sport 20d (132kW 2.0 Ingenium Diesel) $ 88 800
XF R-Sport 25t (177kW 2.0 Petrol) $ 89 800
XF R-Sport 35t (250kW 3.0 V6SC Petrol) $104 800
XF S (221kW 3.0 V6 Diesel) $120 700
XF S (280kW 3.0 V6SC Petrol) $128 200
The all-new XF Prestige 20d includes the following standard specification –
• 18” 5-spoke alloy wheels
• Taurus Leather seats (**10×10-way electric front seats w/- 4-way electric lumbar)
• **Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
• Exterior mirrors – **Power-folding, auto-dimming
• Xenon headlamps with signature DRL
• **Memory (mirrors, steering column, driver seat)
• Gloss Black veneer
• Auto dimming interior mirror
• Dual zone climate control
• Interior mood lighting
• **8” capacitive touchscreen
• **380W Meridian sound system w/- 11 speakers + Sub-woofer)
• **InControl touch SD Navigation
• Front & rear parking aids
• Rear camera
• **Lane Departure Warning
• **Autonomous emergency braking
• Keyless start and entry
• **Park assist – parallel & bay, with parking exit
**Specification over and above 15MY XF 2.2 Premium Luxury (RRP $76,500)