Update Jaguar XF and XK for 2012
21/04/11 22:40 Filed in: News
has unveiled its refreshed XF saloon at the New York Auto Show. Following a trend among prestige manufacturers, the updates are significant but subtle.
The front wings and bonnet are changed and the new XF has a larger, more upright grille. The headlights are slimmer and incorporate LED lighting strips that meet the new requirement for daytime running lights. The re-profiled bonnet has a more pronounced ‘power bulge’. The result is a car that is closer to the look of the new Jaguar XJ
with a more aggressive appearance.
On the flanks the XF now has vents in the front wings. At the rear of there are new LED tail lamps.
Inside the changes include a restyled steering wheel, revised switchgear for the ventilation system and a new central colour screen linked to smaller repeater screen with a dial on the dashboard, as in the Jaguar XJ
. Redesigned seats and updated trim complete the interior changes.
The new model will be offered for the first time with a four-cylinder 2.2-litre common rail diesel engine. This produces 190 PS and 332 lbs ft of torque and is linked to a new eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. An innovative stop-start system aims to deliver power more effectively and more quickly on restart.
With the help of this stop-start technology Jaguar are looking at economy figures of more than 50 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
The new XF will go on sale in September with prices starting at £30,950 for the 2.2-litre diesel engine rising to £65,350 for the XFR.