Tata-owned luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has finally introduced the all-new Jaguar XF facelift in the Indian market. Priced at INR 49.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the British automaker showcased the reworked version of the sedan at the Auto Expo 2016 alongside XE sedan and F-Pace SUV. The British automaker introduced the XE sedan earlier this year in the Indian market at INR 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new 2016 XF sedan is lighter and stronger compared to the previous version thanks to its latest innovation – Lightweight Aluminium Architecture. Having said that the new 2016 XF is lighter in weight by approximately up to 20 kgs, the XF sedan equipped with Ingenium diesel mill is fundamentally more efficient in terms of fuel efficiency. The reworked Jaguar XF 2016 sedan is placed in between locally manufactured XE and XJ luxury sedan. The JLR product range includes XE, XF, XJ and recently launched F-TYPE sports car.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Exterior
The all-new Jaguar XF 2016 sedan flaunts its aerodynamics and visibility which are enhanced through Jaguar principles of design purity. The all-new sedan is based on all-new Lightweight Aluminium Architecture (LAA) platform which is majorly analogous to the previous version but sports some design upgrades. At the upfront, the 2016 Jaguar XF comes with more vertical front end as well as shorter front overhang along with longer wheelbase. The wider front grille, new headlamps with redesigned LED DRLs and a new bumper on the front that provides an aggressive appearance to the front profile. The adaptive LED headlights with company’s signature style ‘J’ blade DRLs provides a striking presence to the XF sedan on the road. At the rear, the new sedan gets XE sedan inspired LED taillights, a spoiler integrated on the boot lid and dual exhausts. The side profile of the sedan is seen with 17-inch alloy wheels for the base variant and 18-inch alloy wheels for the top end variant along with character lines and body coloured door handles which accentuates the overall profile.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Dimensions
Coming to the dimension aspect, the all-new XF comes with the length of 4954mm which has been decreased by 7mm while the wheelbase has been increased by 51mm which makes it 2960mm. The overall width of the XF sedan stands at 2091mm.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Interior
The all-new 2016 Jaguar XF executive sedan interiors offers more space thanks to the extended wheelbase that proffers offers outstanding comfort and a sense of wellbeing. The overall appearance of the dashboard is completely transformed to provide more premium feel to the cabin. The sedan comes equipped with InControl touch pro infotainment system with 10.2-inch touchscreen display, full-TFT instrument cluster, 4-zone climate control, 10-colour ambient lighting which adds up the luxury factor to the spacious cabin. The base variants sport an 8.0-inch screen whereas the top end trim bags sport 10.2-inch touch screen display. The longer wheelbase of the new Jaguar XF proffers an extra space factor for the occupants in the second row. Moreover, a new 380 W Sound System comes with 11 speakers as standard on the Prestige variant while the digital 825 W Surround Sound System along with 17 speakers is offered on the Portfolio trim.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Engine Specifications and Performance
The new 2016 Jaguar XF sedan comes in both petrol and diesel engines wherein the diesel variants are powered by all-new Ingenium 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder Turbocharged unit which are JLR's new breed of engines intended for effortless performance, refinement and efficiency while the petrol variant is equipped with 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder Turbocharged Petrol engine formulated for performance and refinement with an economical structure. The 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder Turbocharged diesel engine is tuned to develop 177 BHP of maximum power @ 4000 rpm along with 430Nm of peak torque @ 1750 – 2500 rpm. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder Turbocharged Petrol engine develops 237 BHP of maximum power @ 5500 rpm along with peak torque of 340 Nm @ 1750 – 2000 rpm. The transmission duties will be carried out by an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift & Automatic Stop/Start.
In terms of Performance, the diesel variant is capable of sprinting to 100 kmph in just 8.1 seconds prior hitting the top speed of 229 kmph while the petrol unit can easily accelerate to three figure mark in 7 seconds with a top speed of 248 kmph.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Features
The comfort and convenience factor has been enhanced by the features such as Front & Rear Parking Aid, Rear View Camera, Surround Camera System, Parking Assistance, 360 Degree Parking Aid, Keyless Entry and Keyless Start (Stop/Start button). The Interior features include Auto-Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror, dual zone climate control, Air Quality Sensor, Lockable Cooled Glove box, Manual Rear Side Window Sun blinds, Electric Rear Window Sunblind, Multi-Function Softgrain Leather Steering Wheel, Interior Lighting, Configurable Interior Mood Lighting, Analogue Dials with 5-inch Full Colour TFT Display and many other features.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Safety Features
In terms of safety, the British automaker has always incorporated its cars with best safety features. The same story continues with the new XF sedan as it comes equipped with remote Control Central Locking with Deadlocks and Drive-Away Locking, Pedestrian Contact Sensing, 6 Airbags – Driver & Front Passenger with Seat Occupant Detector for Passenger, Front Side, Full Length Side Window Curtain, Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, Speed Proportional Steering, Perimeter Sensing Alarm, Torque Vectoring by Braking, Hill Launch Assist, Jaguar Drive Control, Cruise Control and Immobiliser.
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Price
As far as the pricing is concerned, the base variant of the new Jaguar XF is priced at INR 49.5 lakh while the mid level variants – Prestige Diesel, Portfolio Diesel and Prestige Petrol are priced at INR 55.90 lakh, INR 62.10 lakh, and INR 55.65 lakh (All ex-showroom Delhi). However, the top end variant gets a price of INR 61.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Variants
The new 2016 XF sedan comes with 5 variants– Pure (Diesel), Prestige (Diesel), Portfolio (Diesel), Prestige (Petrol) and Portfolio (Petrol).
2016 Jaguar XF sedan – Competition
As far as the competition is concerned, the new Jaguar XF sedan will go against the likes of Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Volvo S90 and Mercedes Benz E-Class.