Facelifted version of the Jaguar XF and XFR unveiled at the New York motorshow last night, featuring an XJ-inspired design.
That’s kinda ironic because if there’s one thing about the current XJ you can criticize that’s the front-end design! But Jaguar thinks it’s cool so they applied it to the XF as well. The headlights apparently come straight off the XJ but it doesn’t have the same sort of big nose and retains its sleek bonnet. The bumper is also revised in both XF and XFR models and while it works on the XF, the XFR revised air vents have given it the looks of a simpleton. Both get distinctive LED lighting strips.
The back end hasn’t been changed much, and just gets revised tail lamp with LED technology. The interior too maintains its layout and the same rotary gear knob and fold away air con vents, but features a restyled steering wheel and revised switchgear for the ventilation systems. It also gets central and dial-mounted screens and updated navigation and entertainment software, as well as redesigned seats.
2012 XF also comes with an upgraded engine lineup which includes the all-new 2.2 liter 190 PS and 332 lbs ft of torque common-rail diesel linked to a new eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and an innovative Stop-Start system for an astonishing economy of 50 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines continue in 240 PS standard and 275 PS Diesel S. The petrol engine can be had with either 385 PS or 510 n supercharged XFR form.
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.