Jaguar Land Rover Ireland has launched its new XF, with a a competitive entry price for the 'Business Edition' of €43,205. And of course the new XF slots into the Jaguar saloon car range, between the XE and XJ model lines.
Jaguar boasts the new XF brings an unrivalled blend of design, luxury, technology, and efficiency to lead the business car segment, underpinned by class-leading driving dynamics and refinement.
The dynamic, coupé-like design is formed around Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture and combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces, and perfect lines which define all Jaguar cars, with a longer wheelbase, more interior space, and exceptionally low aerodynamic drag.
The cabin is a seamless blend of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship, and state-of-the art technology.
The new XF retains its predecessor’s core attributes, but it benefits from weight savings of up to 190kg – making the 163PS diesel model 80kg lighter than the nearest competitor – plus an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28 per cent. The architecture also delivers dramatic improvements in packaging and the proportions so essential to Jaguar design.
The new XF is 4,954mm long: at 2,960 the wheelbase is 51mm longer than before, and the front overhang 66mm shorter. Though 7mm shorter and 3mm lower than the original XF, rear seat space is class-leading, thanks to 15mm more legroom, 24mm more kneeroom and up to 27mm more headroom than before. Aerodynamics are also superior: the drag coefficient drops from 0.29 to just 0.26.
The light, stiff body is also fundamental to the new XF’s superb vehicle dynamics. Double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension – combined with near-50:50 weight distribution – deliver the ideal balance between ride and handling.
The new XF range will consist of four options: the 'Business Edition', the 'Prestige', 'R-Sport', and the 'Portfolio'. The powertrain range will consist of four engine with two of those offering power options: the 163PS and 180PS 2.0-litre diesel manual and automatic; a 240PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic; a 300PS 3.0-litre diesel automatic; as well as the 340PS and 380PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic.
The new XF is being launched with ‘Jaguar Care’, a three-year warranty and unlimited mileage servicing and roadside assistance package, which was introduced earlier this year with the arrival of the new XE. Jaguar Care, brings peace of mind and avoids any unexpected costs for the first three years of ownership, regardless of mileage (but excluding wear and tear ).
Jaguar Land Rover Ireland’s managing director, Gerard O’Farrell said: “The XF nameplate sits at the very heart of Jaguar; the original XF was revolutionary for the brand, and now the all-new aluminium-intensive XF represents another innovative step-change within the business segment.
"Lighter and more efficient, with enhanced space and a greater breadth of powertrains, the new XF offers customers a compelling package. Coupled with a very competitive entry price of €43,205, as well as a free three year service plan with Jaguar Care, XF is not 'business as usual'."