Jaguar XF refreshed for 2021 with major new interior

Jaguar has given its XF mid-size luxury sedan a facelift for 2021 that not only brings an updated exterior design, but also a major refresh for its interior, along with technology upgrades.

On the outside, the 2021 XF gains a revised front grille flanked by a set of slimmer headlights with ‘Double J’ LED daytime running lights at the front, and tweaked LED taillights at the rear. Jaguar’s designers have also given the updated model new front and rear bumpers that are slightly more aggressive than before.

Rounding out the updates is a new set of 19-inch five-spoke wheels in silver or gloss black finish, or 20-inch wheels in satin or gloss black.

While the exterior updates are minor, the bulk of the makeover budget was spent where it’s needed most – the interior. Inside, the highlight of the 2021 XF is its new 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen infotainment system.

Not only is it 48 per cent bigger than the outgoing model’s screen but it’s also three times brighter and promises to be more intuitive with a simplified structure that allows access or view up to 90 per cent of common tasks from the home screen in two taps of less. It features Jaguar’s latest Pivi Pro operating system with over-the-air updates as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The new XF is also fitted with a configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Head-Up Display and a conventional gear lever replacing the rotary dial of the outgoing model.

Locally, Jaguar Australia has taken an axe to the range, offering only the XF R-Dynamic HSE with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 221kW and 400Nm.

Badged as the P300, the engine is connected to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and all-wheel drive that promise to launch the car from zero to 100km/h in a claimed 6.1 seconds.

The XF wagon has also been dropped.

Pricing for the 2021 Jaguar XF starts from $100,200 plus on road costs and is available to order now, with deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

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