Jaguar has confirmed it’s all-new XF sedan range will start from $82,800 when it launches locally early next year.
The model lineup reduces from the current 10 to eight with the deletion of the current model’s ‘Premium Luxury’ variant.
As we know, the all-new Jaguar XF joins the smaller XE in enjoying the first of the new ‘Ingenium’ turbo-diesel engines – the 20d with 132kW on-tap.
There is also a 221kW V6 diesel for the ‘S’ model.
Petrol power, like the XE comes in the form of a 177kW turbocharged 2.0-litre (the 25t) and a supercharged V6 in 250kW or 280kW (the latter exclusive to the range-topping XF S).
Jaguar’s new aluminium-intensive chassis architecture sees the all-new XF some 190kgs lighter than the outgoing model and 28 per-cent stiffer.
Styling is predictably elegant and although the newcomer is 7mm shorter and 3mm lower than the current model, an extra 51mm in the wheelbase translates to extra interior room.
Inside in the expected Jaguar luxury and the British marquee is claiming segment-best dimensions for the rear seat.
There’s also an optional 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a reconfigurable 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with four modes including an Audi-like full-screen navigation display.
Underneath is a new double wishbone front/Integral Link suspension with available Adaptive Dynamics.
And technology gets a real jolt with ‘All Surface Progress Control’ traction aid, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, intelligent speed limiter, semi-automated parking and electric power steering all on the list.
The full range is:
|XF Prestige 20d||$82,800|
|XF Portfolio 25t||$97,800|
|XF Portfolio 35t||$112,800|
|XF R-Sport 20d||$88,800|
|XF R-Sport 25t||$89,800|
|XF R-Sport 35t||$104,800|
|XF S 221kW 3.0 V6 Diesel||$120,700|
|XF S 280kW 3.0 V6SC Petrol||$128,200|