Jaguar XF groomed for 2021

Jaguar XF receives styling and technology updates for 2021

Reuben Van Niekerk
New model
Jaguar
Jaguar XF
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The exterior features a new front bumper with larger and lower air intakes for increased visual width which is enhanced by a wider front grille featuring a mesh design detail inspired by Jaguar’s heritage logo.

 

New super slim all-LED quad headlights with Double J Daytime Running light signatures are available with optional Pixel LED technology, the system can create varying light beam patterns by selecting different LED segments to optimise visibility without distracting other drivers.

 

Design enhancements at the rear include a wider bumper and body-coloured rear upper valance, which visually lowers the car as well as darkened rear light surrounds.

 

In R-Dynamic specification, the new XF features a series of distinct design elements for a more performance-focused look, while all models are available with the additional Black exterior pack, which delivers an even more dynamic appearance with bespoke elements finished in gloss black.

 

The XF has an all-new interior with heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity and greater serenity and refinement. The cockpit design is bolder, more dynamic and with greater focus on the driver. A new centre console sweeps up to the dashboard and incorporates an optional wireless device charger with phone signal booster.

 

At the heart of the new interior is a seamlessly integrated centrally mounted 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen which controls the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Authentic finishes, including open-pore wood veneers and aluminium, feature in beautifully formed shapes while laser-etched mid-line speaker frets and the metallic rotary dial of the JaguarDrive Control and the Drive selector complete with cricket ball stitching epitomise the attention to detail. New seats feature wider cushioning, new massage functions and enhanced coverage of the heated and cooling areas.

 

Advanced, efficient engines

The new XF features a focused range of Ingenium four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and a eight-speed automatic transmission, All engines are 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged. The diesel D200 produces 147kW and 430Nm, while the petrol P250 is capable of 183kW and 365Nm while the P300 pumps out 221kW and 400Nm and is equipped with all-wheel drive.

 

Advanced connectivity

The new XF features Jaguar’s next-generation Electronic Vehicle Architecture, which supports a range of new technologies to ensure the future ready vehicle is always connected and always up to date.

 

The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through the all-new 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen. Key benefits include enhanced clarity and simplified menu structures that allow drivers to access or view up to 90 percent of common tasks from the homescreen in two taps or less. The system also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, allowing customers to connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth.

 

The collection of new convenience technologies includes Software over the air capability, which ensures the XF is always using the latest software and means that owners don’t have to visit retailers to receive updates for the vehicle.

 

Silence is golden

Segment first Active Road Noise Cancellation technology constantly monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the occupants, meaning quieter noise levels within the cabin for superior refinement and reduced fatigue, commonly associated with prolonged exposure to low frequency noise

 

Cutting edge Driver assistance technology

The fitment of the latest generation driver assistance technology includes clear exit monitor, which alerts both front and rear occupants to the presence of an approaching car or cyclist when exiting the vehicle.

 

The latest 3D surround camera technology delivers advanced 3D functionality using the latest camera technology to deliver more detail and a choice of real time viewing when manoeuvring the vehicle.

 

Summary

Customers can choose from S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE specification packs. Also optional on all models is the Black Exterior Pack.

 

The new Jaguar XF is scheduled to go on sale in South Africa early in 2021