AUTO NEWS – New 2020 Jaguar XF facelift provides mild-hybrid tech

New 2020 Jaguar XF facelift provides mild-hybrid tech

That is the brand new Jaguar XF. The thorough overhaul to the BMW 5 Collection rival introduces mild-hybrid know-how, the model’s newest infotainment setup and a number of other styling tweaks.

From the skin, the adjustments are delicate. The entrance will get a brand new bumper, which options deeper, wider vents – a change which Jaguar says emphasise the automotive’s width. Above it sits a reprofiled grille with a brand new insert, and whereas the headlights stay the identical form as earlier than, they now function LED tech as normal.

As earlier than, the XF is obtainable in each saloon and estate-bodied “Sportbrake” shapes. Each variations get a revised rear bumper, whereas the saloon options smoked tail lights.

Inside, the adjustments are rather more vital, with a lot of the refreshed design a results of vital upgrades to the XF’s in automotive tech. The centre console has been utterly redesigned, with a brand new 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen as its centrepiece. This controls Jaguar’s Pivi Professional infotainment system, which options sharper, brighter graphics and a slicker person interface, transferring most main navigation, local weather and audio capabilities onto the principle show. 

The system additionally incorporates a twin sim setup; not solely does this imply that the roaming sims guarantee the perfect connection attainable, however capabilities like streaming and Jaguar’s over-the-air replace system can function concurrently with none loss in efficiency. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are each normal, whereas smartphone charging will be carried out wirelessly.

Forward of the driving force, the XF will get a brand new steering wheel design which controls capabilities on the brand new 12.3-inch digital driver’s show. Energetic noise cancellation can be launched to the XF vary – this detects drone from street noise and pipes out a sound of opposing wavelength by way of the inside audio system, promising a quieter, extra refined cabin; and the introduction of the ‘ClearSight’ digital rear view show presents improved visibility behind – although if consumers would fairly a daily mirror, it’s a flick of a swap away. Lastly, the cabin positive aspects new wooden trim and fabric choices.

Consumers are supplied a alternative of 1 diesel and two petrol engines. The diesel options mild-hybrid know-how, which Jaguar says helps to contribute to gas consumption of 57.2mpg and emissions of 131g/km in official checks. It’s extra highly effective too, growing 201bhp.

Petrol choices include a pair of two-litre petrols; the four-cylinder items produce 247bhp and 296bhp respectively, sufficient for 0-62mph occasions of 6.5 and 5.8 seconds. All variations get an eight-speed computerized transmission, with drive despatched to the rear wheels within the decrease powered petrol, and to all 4 wheels within the 296bhp unit. Diesel consumers get a alternative of rear- or all-wheel drive – the latter including £1,645 to the asking worth.

Costs for the XF vary begin from £32,585 for the rear-wheel drive diesel saloon in S trim. Commonplace gear consists of 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-based seats (electrically adjustable within the entrance), two-zone local weather management, the Pivi Professional infotainment system, a 360-degree parking digital camera, lane preserve help, and site visitors signal recognition. An SE mannequin is accessible within the Sportbrake solely: the property mannequin prices from £37,735, but in addition provides 19-inch wheels, adaptive excessive beam LED lights, keyless entry and a powered tailgate.

A extra sporty-looking R-Dynamic trim is obtainable in S, SE and HSE trims. The specs of the primary two largely match the equipment ranges of the common S and SE trims, whereas the HSE will get 20-inch wheels, an upgraded leather-based upholstery, a Meridian sound system, and blind spot help. A top-spec P300 petrol, all-wheel drive saloon prices £44,760. Like-for-like, the Sportbrake prices £1,850 greater than the saloon.

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AUTO NEWS – New 2020 Jaguar XF facelift provides mild-hybrid tech


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