2015 New York International Auto Show: 2016 Jaguar XF

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For 2016, the Jaguar XF enters its second generation with an all-new “aluminum intensive” architecture, which debuted on Jaguar’s hot two-seat sports car, the F-Type.

What Is It?

The 2016 Jaguar XF is the second generation of Jaguar’s BMW 5-Series fighter, a car that brought Jaguar from also-ran into serious contention for the first time in this segment when it was introduced. It’s a five-seat luxury sports sedan with available all-wheel drive.


What Jaguar Is Saying

“In creating the all-new XF, as a design team we have been driven by discipline, the discipline of simplicity. Every exterior line on the XF has a clear purpose – nothing is superfluous. Achieving that simplicity takes time and requires great determination; it’s all too easy to add lines to a car, but much harder to add character by leaving lines out. Inside too, we have been driven by the desire to ensure the cabin of the all-new XF is as comforting as it is comfortable. New technology is combined carefully with materials that cosset and reassure. The all-new XF has a clear sense of calm and strength, both outside and inside – and I’m proud of my team for delivering that” said Ian Callum, Director of Design.


 What’s New for 2016?

  • Lighter weight, coupe-like profile, more interior space
  • New Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system1
  • Aluminum-intensive architecture contributing to a weight savings of 132lbs (RWD) to 265lbs (AWD) compared to outgoing model
  • All-new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10.2-inch touchscreen available with optional reconfigurable 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster
  • Choice of 340hp or 380hp supercharged V6 powertrains mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions
  • Front Double-wishbone and Rear Integral Link suspension deliver exceptional ride comfort, handling and refinement
  • Optional Adaptive Dynamics system utilizes adaptive dampers to further enhance low-speed ride comfort as well as improving handling and agility at higher speeds
  • On AWD models equipped with optional Adaptive Dynamics, the JDC system features unique Adaptive Surface Response mode (AdSR), which distinguishes between different types of surfaces for additional traction
  • Standard All-Surface Progress Control (RWD/AWD) is designed to enable smooth drive-away on low-friction surfaces such as snow and ice – all the driver has to do is steer
  • Full-LED headlights
  • Laser Heads-Up Display
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue-Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Intelligent Speed Limiter
  • Semi-Automated Parking


When Does It Go On Sale?

The Jaguar XF appears in dealer showrooms in the Winter of 2015

Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

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