Jaguar XF gets new interior and price list
The Sportbrake estate and Saloon versions of the Jaguar XF luxury car have been given a brand new interior, updated engines, and tweaked styling as part of a mid-life refresh.
Often when there is an update to a car that has struggled, they struggle even more to recapture the magic when trying to make a comeback. The Jaguar XF is trying to do exactly that with its refreshing update.
When the original version of the New Jaguar XF came out so did the BMW5 Series and the Audi A6, which turned out to be tough competition. While the second-generation XF was released in 2015, it was much better than the first release, however, the improvements were just not enough.
The interior, in particular, was a big letdown for many, so it’s certainly not a surprise that it has been binned and as part of this refreshing update, the XF instead features many fittings and fixtures that have been featured in the recently renewed F-Pace SUV.
One feature that is particularly eye-catching in the 2020 Jaguar XF is the massive, 11.4-inch touchscreen, which is now in place of ht 10.2 items. It is gently curved so that mirrors the streamlined shape of the dashboard. It also includes and runs Jaguar’s new Pivi Pro infotainment software, which is ultra-responsive and much better in comparison to what we’ve seen offered by the brand in the past.
Below the main screen, there is now a second screen where you are able to operate the car’s air conditioning. Jaguar has also responded to the criticism about the materials that were used in the XF, about the hard, scratchy plastics have been removed and in their place are leather-wrapped surfaces, a metal trim, or genuine wood trim.
The changes you can see on the exterior, meanwhile, include a much larger, more intricate front grille, a reshaped bumper that serves the purpose of making the car look wider, and slimmer headlights. The backlights, however, have had a simple added touch of being darkened rather than a complete restyle.
The XF also doesn't include the the plug-in hybrid engine option, a sought after feature that is now available in the F-Pace, however, there is an updated 2.0-liter diesel. This features a mild-hybrid technology that boosts the efficiency. Producing a decent 201bhp, it emits 130g/km of CO2 and averages around 54.2mpg in official tests. The equivalent figures for its predecessor were 146g/km and 50.9mpg, so an improvement, even though that had just 178bhp. An eight-speed automatic gearbox comes as standard, while four-wheel drive is an optional extra, however, it does increase fuel consumption.
So, Jaguar have really taken the bull by the horns with these changes. They have used what they had already to improve and create these refreshed models. Prices now start from £32,585 for the Saloon and £35,990 for the Sportbrake estate version. The 2020 Jaguar XF has really benefitted from the minor cosmetic tweaks, and its much needed interior updates and simplified range.
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