Update Jaguar XF and XK for 2012

Jaguar 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.

Jaguar XF

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.
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