Jaguar's new XF is coming to SA with cleaner engines, more 'dynamic' interior and features

• Jaguar revealed its new XF sedan.

• The car is due in South Africa early next year.

• Three engines will be on offer: two petrol, one diesel.

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Jaguar has revealed its new XF sedan, which is destined to arrive locally 'early next year'. The new XF features a new exterior design, revised interior, advanced connectivity options, as well as more efficient engines.

On the engine front, Jaguar will fit three engines on the XF - two petrol and one diesel. The diesel model, called the D200, implements a 2.0-litre engine that produces 147kW and 430Nm. This engine has 15kW more than the unit it replaces and propels the new sedan from 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds.

The petrol models, called the P250 and P300, also make use of a 2.0-litre engine, but in different states of tune. In the P250, power comes in at 183kW/365Nm, while the P300's motor is good for 221kW and 400Nm. While the D200 and P250 are rear-wheel-drive, the P300 sends its power to all four wheels.

Jaguar claims a 0-100km/h of 6.1sec for the P300. All the engines are turbocharged and mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which can be controlled using the steering wheel shift paddles.

Plush interior

Jaguar says the new XF's interior is a more dynamic space with a greater focus on the driver. A new sporty centre console, says Jaguar, comes across faster in profile and sweeps up to the dashboard; incorporating an optional wireless device charger with phone signal booster.

Jaguar's new Pivi Pro infotainment system also finds its way to the new car. This system's features, according to the automaker, is accessed through an 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen. Key benefits include enhanced clarity, the screen being three times brighter, and 48% larger than the previous screen. The simplified menu structures allow drivers to access or view up to 90% of common tasks from the home screen in two taps or less.

Customers can choose from S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE specification packs. Also optional on all models is the Black Exterior Pack.

Jaguar XF

2021 Jaguar XF (MotorPress)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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