The 2021 Jaguar XF facelift has been revealed and offers the British model’s second-generation mid-size luxurious sedan a long-overdue overhaul, each inside and outside. Read on to seek out out what’s new.
- 2021 Jaguar XF will get gentle exterior revisions for a extra aggressive look
- Thoroughly revised cabin will get improved creature comforts and luxurious
- New tech consists of 11.4-inch touchscreen with JLR’s Pivi Pro infotainment
Jaguar XF facelift design
The revisions to the Jaguar XF’s exterior aren’t that intensive. It retains its sharp design and sporty, cab-rearward proportions, however among the particulars have been subtly up to date.
Embellishments for the facelift embrace a bigger grille with metallic studs in it, extra aggressive air intakes within the entrance bumper and, although the present XF is offered with full-LED headlamps within the high spec, this up to date model will get a set of high-resolution ‘Pixel’ adaptive projector LED headlamps with a brand new ‘Double J Blade’ DRL signature, very similar to on the XJ and up to date F Pace.
As you may count on, there are new alloy wheel designs, and also you additionally get redesigned air vents on the flanks, and an non-compulsory ‘black pack’ that replaces among the chrome with gloss black trim and darkens the tail-lamp surrounds. Rounding off the adjustments on the rear are sportier-looking bumpers with a contrast-coloured rear valance inbuilt.
Jaguar XF facelift inside
The largest change, understandably, involves the Jaguar XF inside, as even when new, its design and high quality fell in need of what its rivals had been providing. The XF facelift’s inside was developed from the grounds up, alongside that of the Jaguar F Pace SUV facelift.
The complete dashboard is new, with a extra curved design and extra angular AC vents positioned larger up. The door pads too are totally different, with the reminiscence capabilities and lock/unlock buttons now situated larger up, window switches in a brand new recess, and huge, distinguished seize handles. Storage area right here is claimed to have been elevated too.
The high quality of supplies is claimed to have been considerably improved for the up to date XF, with trim, upholstery and switchgear lifted straight from the newest Range Rover. This consists of slabs of open-pore wooden, higher-grain leather-based upholstery with logos embossed within the seats, brushed aluminium window switches and machined aluminium speaker grilles for the Meridian hi-fi audio system.
You’ll additionally discover JLR’s newest high-definition 12.3-inch screen-based dial cluster and button-heavy steering wheel we first noticed on the Jaguar XE facelift, in addition to its new rotary-dial based mostly AC management knobs.
However, whereas just like the XE, the XF has additionally ditched the signature rotary knob gear selector, what it will get as a substitute is a brand new, stubby selector with stitching that’s meant to resemble a cricket ball seam.
Replacing the 16:9 widescreen touchscreen is a 11.4-inch high-definition one with a 4:Three side ratio curved glass floor that sits pleased with the sprint, similar to within the F Pace. This is as a result of it has adopted JLR’s newest Pivi Pro infotainment (extra on this shortly) that debuted on the new Land Rover Defender. And with all of the controls moved additional ahead, there may be mentioned to be extra cupboard space within the central tunnel.
Jaguar XF facelift options
The Pivi Pro software program is the crux of the tech revisions contained in the 2021 Jaguar XF, and it will get a number of related automotive tech. This consists of car monitoring, distant monitoring of the car standing through a companion cellphone app, over-the-air updates, an onboard E-sim for knowledge, and real-time site visitors data for navigation. And, after all, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The display itself is claimed to be far sharper and faster in its operation than the outdated InControl Touch Pro unit, which isn’t shocking because the outgoing system was already removed from the phase finest on this regard.
Other noteworthy options embrace wi-fi cellphone charging, an ionising air air purifier with filtration as much as PM2.5, a heads-up show, energetic inside noise cancelling, JLR’s ‘Clearsight’ digital rear-view mirror, 360-degree cameras and adaptive cruise management.
Jaguar XF facelift engines
The 2021 Jaguar XF facelift, will get a variety of two.0-litre, four-cylinder ‘Ingenium’ engines – two petrols and one diesel; there are not any six-cylinder choices this time round (though they had been by no means supplied in India), which may give it an obstacle in opposition to its rivals.
The P250 petrol, the identical rear-driven powertrain used within the present automotive, makes 250hp and 365Nm and is able to 0-100kph in 6.9sec. The extra highly effective P300 (as seen within the Jaguar F Type sportscar), nevertheless, produces 300hp and 400Nm, is able to 0-100kph in 6.1sec, and comes with AWD as customary.
The diesel engine is now a light hybrid, pairing a 204hp, 430Nm (24hp greater than earlier than) 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine with a 48V lithium-ion battery and a belt-integrated starter-generator (ISG). This one does 0-100kph in 8.0sec and is claimed to be 14 p.c extra fuel-efficient than the sooner diesel. All engines are mated to an eight-speed computerized gearbox as customary.
Jaguar XF facelift India launch
The Jaguar XF and XE sedans, globally, haven’t been performing in addition to their SUV counterparts from throughout the model, or from sister-brand Land Rover, and JLR hopes to treatment that to an extent with this intensive replace.
For one, the mannequin vary has been considerably trimmed down to only three trim ranges – S, SE and HSE, to keep away from complexity, and the costs have really been decreased in comparison with the outgoing automotive to make them extra aggressive in opposition to better-selling rivals abroad, just like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E Class.
Whether these value revisions will translate to the India-spec automotive stays to be seen, however you may count on the mannequin to be launched someday in 2021. JLR has a lot lined up earlier than this, together with the new Land Rover Defender launch, the Jaguar I Pace electrical SUV and the up to date Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
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