Jaguar has revealed a selection of key product updates to the XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake range, including lower CO2 emissions for diesel models, more customer focussed technology and a new Chequered Flag special edition. The 20MY Jaguar XF models also become the first premium executive cars to be declared as available with RDE2-compliant diesel engines. RDE2 (Real Driving Emissions) is the latest and most stringent NOx emissions testing regulation, which all cars must abide by from January 2021.
All 20MY Jaguar XF 2.0d 163PS and 180PS rear-wheel-drive variants have been optimised for certification as RDE2-compliant. As a result of other product actions, including fitment of ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, CO2 emissions have also been cut by as much as 8g/km. The XF Saloon 180PS RWD Manual Portfolio, for example, sees CO2 emissions fall from 134g/km to 126g/km.
For company car buyers, RDE2-compliant diesels don’t attract a 4% supplement to the Benefit-in-Kind tax which – when combined with lower first year Vehicle Excise Duty– can mean three-year savings of up to £2,304*. Private buyers could also save up to £345 in first year Vehicle Excise Duty.
Jaguar’s latest diesel engines have approximately 25% better fuel economy than petrol engines, produce around 15% less CO2 and emit around the same amount of NOx. For drivers that travel more than 12,000 miles a year, a diesel engine is often the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice.
As part of this latest model year update, a new Smartphone pack which features Apple CarPlayâ and Android Autoä is standard on all models. The technology mirrors the user’s smartphone allowing them to access a selection of apps on the car’s 10-inch Touchscreen.
Also new to the XF and XF Sportbrake range is the Chequered Flag special edition. The Chequered Flag editions feature a selection of unique exterior enhancements, handpicked interior design elements and a choice of Jaguar’s efficient and powerful British-built Ingenium diesel and petrol engines.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “The XF Saloon and Sportbrake combine the elegance and exceptional performance which underline all Jaguars. Both XF models feature beautiful silhouettes giving them a dynamic appearance perfectly suited to the Chequered Flag badge.”
A selection of exterior enhancements distinguish the Chequered Flag models from the rest of the range including unique badging on the side vents. Further design cues for a purposeful finish include sport front bumper, Black Pack, body-coloured side sills, boot spoiler and 18-inch Style 7011 alloy wheels in Gloss Black Finish.
The new special edition is available in a choice of three exterior colours - Yulong White, Santorini Black and the newly introduced Eiger Grey.
Inside, the XF Saloon and Sportbrake Chequered Flag models feature handpicked elements including unique interior badging on the treadplates, Dark Hex aluminium instrument panel finisher, R-Sport full leather interior, and a choice of Ebony or Ebony / Pimento colour combinations with contrast stitching.
Standard features for the Chequered Flag include Navigation Pro with InControl Connect Pro. The system includes 36-month data SIM plan to provide a Live Traffic function which helps drivers avoid traffic jams for a more seamless journey, whilst also allowing users to share routes from a computer or mobile app. Other online services include Share ETA function, car parking availability and fuel pricing. Further features include the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display and keyless entry.
The Chequered Flag models are available with a choice of Jaguar’s powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines. The line-up includes rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) as follows:
The Jaguar XF’s lightweight aluminium architecture and optimised driving dynamics deliver the ideal balance between ride and handling. All-Surface Progress Control enables smooth, effortless traction on low-grip surfaces, while on-demand all-wheel drive and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics deliver optimum performance and capability.
The cabin is a seamless blend of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and intuitive technology, with standard Navigation Pro with 10” touchscreen, and options such as a reconfigurable 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, laser Head-up Display and Meridianä Surround Sound System.