Jaguar XF Gets Some Attitude

Eat Sleep Drive Repeat

06 October 2020

Also gets a new engine lineup and updated tech

The other player in the executive sedan space - the Jaguar XF - has been updated.

The details include the regular list of items that manufacturers will throw at a model update, like new bumpers front and rear, along with new grille and headlights. In the case of the XF though, rather than just tweak the styling slightly, those elements make the car look lower and wider, with more muscle and added aggression.

New LED units in front bring the XF up to speed with lighting technology by including auto high beam assist and Adaptive Driving Beam technology, allowing increased lighting of oncoming objects, without upsetting drivers who happen to be one of those oncoming objects.

The cabin of the XJ has been reworked to be more driver-focused, with the central highlight being a new 11.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, used to control Jaguar Land Rover’s Pivi 2 Pro system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, along with wireless charging and the ability to connect two devices simultaneously via Bluetooth. The system’s dual LTE SIM setup allows for media streaming as well as software-over-the-air updates, meaning visits to the dealership for vehicle software updates are a thing of the pre-Corona past. The interior update also includes new seats, new door panels, a new gear selector design and a range of new finishes.

Other tech highlights include a 3D surround camera setup, ClearSight rearview mirror, a 12.3-inch customisable instrumentation display, and first-in-segment active noise cancelation for the cabin

The Jaguar XF introduces a more powerful diesel package to the range: the D200 is fitted with an uprated 2.0 four-cylinder that puts out 147kW and 400Nm. The range is completed by two 2.0 4-cylinder petrol options, being the 183kW / 365Nm P250, and the range-topping P300 with 221kW / 400Nm. The P300 replaces the lower models’ rear-wheel drive setup with all-wheel drive. The only gearbox option across the range is an 8-speed automatic.

The updated XF will arrive in SA in early 2021, with pricing to be announced then.

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