21 January, 2013 : The Indian car market had been abuzz speculations of a locally produced version of the Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel for a while now and these speculations have finally been confirmed. Jaguar Land Rover has announced commencement of locally produced Jaguar XF models at its Pune facility. These XF units will be built alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles and will house such standard features as a rear view camera, TV tuner, navigation system, front passenger seat away, touch screen, gear-shift paddles, full size spare wheel, electronic sunroof, rear screen electric blind and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar XF was launched in 2008 and received a positive response from the richies in India. As it completes nearly three years in the market, the company has given a make-over to the saloon and brought out a facelifted Jaguar XF. All the changes in the new Jaguar XF are merely cosmetic with the exteriors and interiors tweaked. The Jaguar cars are regarded as bold and beautiful and the new XF series has got all the attributes installed. The car not only comes fitted with luxurious interior features but also with super cool innovative technologies. Jaguar unveiled the revised version of the XF at the 2011 New York Auto Show earlier this year. This updated and upgraded car went on sale around the world in the middle of this year, and considering that Tata now owns the JLR brands, this new XF will surely adorn some wealthy garages in India. Jaguar is filling a lot of action in the Indian luxury car market and knows it can’t afford to be slow to offer its very latest. This speaks as to why Jaguar has brought in the face-lifted XF saloon.
Jaguar XF was in true sense, a head-turner for the Tata-owned British luxury car maker, Jaguar. After a steep decline in sales during recent years, the company went back to pencil and paper and redesigned its XF saloon. With the face-lifted XF, Jaguar has the potential to really take the fight to the German trio of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The XF, which takes-on other premium luxury sedans such as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, offers a great substitute in a section which is otherwise only occupied firmly by the German auto giants. But as these three big German luxury car makers launched updated versions of their offerings in this segment recently, the task Jaguar is rather tough.
The new Jaguar XF is truly a visual treat. The front end is aggravated with all the changes, after all it is the first impression of a car. The refreshed car gets a new nose. The slim new headlights now identifies with those on the flagship Jaguar XJ saloon. Fresh slit headlights and distinctive LED lighting strips sets it visually apart from the rounded twin cluster headlamp design of the previous model. The grille is stretched now as compared to the erstwhile model while the front bumper has been redesigned to go with the updated styling. The section under bumper also gets bit of styling with 3 airdams, the outside pair of which is now intersected by twisted chrome fins. Towards the rear, the tail light design is again reformed. Even the rear of the car has been redesigned with LED technology.
The interior of the XF getting subtle now, receives redesigned seats, restyled steering wheel and an all-new colour central and dial-mounted screens relaying reprogrammed navigation and entertainment software. Apart from some new technology on board, the new Jaguar XF boasts a fascia that seems to mimic its larger sibling, the XJ.
Jaguar India lately came up with a diesel powered Jaguar XF that was loaded with a 3.0 litre, diesel S powertrain generating awesome power of 275 Ps and mind-blowing torque of 600 Nm mated to automatic transmission. This engine along with the other two is kept the far away from any changes and all the 3 engines are used as it is in the facelift. The other two engines on board are petrol trimmed. The Jaguar XF petrol is available with two variants in India i.e. Jaguar XF 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol and Jaguar XF R Supercharged 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol. However, this variant is not displayed in showrooms in India but can be imported by the company on orders. Jaguar is also looking at plonking the new four-cylinder 2.2-litre diesel engine which makes great sense for fuel economy-minded luxury car buyers. With 188bhp on tap, performance will be more than adequate and efficiency will be better than the 3-litre V6 diesel.
The Jaguar XF comes assembled with 18 inch alloy wheels and tubeless tyres with tyre repair system. This super luxury car has been gifted with wonderful features including the Jaguar Drive Selector, Jaguar Drive Control, Jaguar Sequential Shift and Dynamic Stability Control with Trac DSC mode the new Diesel XF combines responsive, Soft Grain leather seats, Phosphor Blue halo illumination and interior mood lighting, seven-inch full colour touch-screen display and Jaguar Smart Key System with Keyless Entry and Start. It also included standard features such as cruise control, electric glass sunroof, front and rear parking aid with rear view camera and Jaguar Sound System with 6 CD player.
The safety features of the Jaguar XF includes Jaguar Smart Key SystemTM with Keyless Entry and Start, Parking Aid – Front and Rear with Rear Camera, 7 Inch Full Color Touch Screen with Controls for Audio, Climate, Security System and Remote Control Central Locking.
This petrol version of Jaguar XF has capacity to churn out 385 Ps power and 515 Nm or torque. 0-100 kmph dash in this sedan will be over in just 5.5 sec....
This is the strongest version of Jaguar XF. Though not offered in India, Jaguar can bring this model from overseas only on order. It flaunts a supercharged engine producing remarkable 510 Ps power....
This is the diesel version of Jaguar XF which measures little larger in width. It lacks the leather covering on steering wheel, soft grain leather stitched IP and Door Top Rolls and the auto climate control lacks dual zone temperature control. It also lacks Pedestrian Contact Sensing. It puts out 275 Ps of maximum power and 600 Nm torque which allows it to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in under 6 sec....
Editor's take : Jaguar recently introduced the 2.2-litre XF, which is the new smallest engine on the offering. It now comes with a eight-speed ZF transmission that makes its fuel efficient.
Jaguar XF is available in three major variants, one with diesel engine (Jaguar XF Diesel), other with petrol engine (Jaguar XF 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol) and the last with supercharged engine (Jaguar XF R Supercharged 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol). Jaguar XF is built with latest intelligent technologies to give good fuel efficiency without compromising seamless power delivery and smooth refined performance.
The diesel version of Jaguar XF works on implementing two turbochargers of different size with bigger one operating at lower engine speeds. It responds when the exhaust gas inputs are low. The diesel version of Jaguar XF offers an average of 8.7 kmpl in city and 13.0 on highway.
The 385 Ps 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol version of Jaguar XF is developed to take you at a speed of 100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds without affecting its fuel efficiency or exhaust emission. The mileage offered by this variant is 5.7 in city and 12.0 on highway. Coming to 5.0 Litre V8 Supercharged engine which simply enhances the XF's performance story. It offers a mileage of 5.5 kmpl in city and 11.5 kmpl at the highway.
Editor's take : The power produced by the 2.2-litre, and 3.0-litre is good, whereas the 5.0-litre supercharged is brutal. With over 500bhp on the offer, it competes with AMGs, Ms and RS.
The three variants of Jaguar XF deliver different powers with different engine technology. The Diesel version comes with a total engine capacity of 2933 cc. This engine assures a power of 275 Ps at 4000 rpm. Apex torque of 600 Nm is reached at 2,000 rpm. The all exclusive 3.0 Litre AJ V6D GEN III S Engine assures immediate and instance response for swift overtaking.
The petrol version of Jaguar XF smokes out a maximum power of 385 PS at 6500 rpm. It promises a peak torque of 515 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The V8 engine layout makes it a power house with a capacity of 5000 cc. Talking about Jaguar XF R Supercharged 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol, it comes with a displacement of 5,000cc and churns out 510 PS at 6500 rpm. Peak torque of 625 Nm is reached at 5500 rpm. It is sure to satisfy the most serious drivers easily. The technology is rarely found in market and that’s what makes it exclusive. Jaguar's lighting quick Sequential Shift System is featured in its automatic transmission.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the XF 2.2 is good and it is sufficient for city and highway driving.
Acceleration and pick up is something you will find abundant in Jaguar XF . The car has thrown open challenge with its exclusive supercharged engine. The diesel variant with 2993 cc engine can take you to a speed of 100 kmph from nil in just 6.4 seconds. The 385 Ps 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol version accelerates to 100 kmph in a time span of 5.7 seconds and reaches a highest speed of 250 kmph. The power output has taken a hike of 29 percent over its predecessor. This variant of Jaguar XF maintains good fuel efficiency at this power. The 510 Ps supercharged V8 petrol engine is a perfectionist which assures not just high power but also a life time experience. It can zoom to 100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds, which is a record in itself. It assures a maximum speed of 250 kmph.
The sports saloon from Jaguar has increased horizons of sporting credentials in automobile world. The new Jaguar XF is assonant on mechanics but the exteriors of Jaguar XF are tweaked drastically. New Jaguar XF saloon in the D+ category of cars is bestowed with a fresh look. Designers at Jaguar labs have worked aggressively and went back to sketchboard to design the new Jaguar XF. It is evident from their work that the facelift XF follows the design language of XJ flagship sedan. The XF now sports an all-new face at the front end with slim headlight set into which are LED strips sitting either side of the grille. The grille in turn has become more upright and wide. A lower bonnet line complete with a pronounced, wider power bulge running down the center adds a purposeful stance. This is joined by a refreshed front bumper. The section under bumper also gets bit of styling with 3 airdams, the outside pair of which is now intersected by twisted chrome fins. The car has a new nose and exciting roof with sweeping line.
At the rear of the car the tail lamp units have been redone with LEDs, while the units themselves now extend further into the boot lid with a new chrome blade placed below Jaguar logo. The beautiful 10 spoke alloy wheels shed luxury and looks simply sporty and assertive. The exterior is simply mesmerizing for all those who fantasies luxury with power. The exterior will simply blow your mind with those interesting cuts and lines on its body, giving it an incomparably look in its segment.
Overall length, wheelbase, width and height of the all new Jaguar XF are 4961mm, 2053 mm and 1460 mm respectively which is in perfect ratio that makes it a well balanced and controlled car. It has a wheelbase of 2909 mm.
Editor's take : The interiors of the XF makes you feel exclusive, apart from the luxury it offers. Push the start button and the gear knob raises into your palm and also, the AC vents flip open
Inside, the new Jaguar XF has been given a subtle refresh with a restyled Servotronics steering wheel joining revised switchgear for the ventilation systems and a new colored, central and dial-mounted screen for the navigation and infotainment systems. Redesigned seats and new trim pieces complete the list of changes in the interiors of Jaguar XF . The Jaguar XF is beautifully designed to fill that aroma of luxury while drive. It owns all those supreme luxury finishes which will simply take your heart away. It melts wood veneers along with the supple leather and shining aluminum to give a contemporary look which you will never forget in life. The designing is too exclusive to XF with every part showing huge work done by craftsmen. The interior depicts modern looks and still assures you the traditional comfort. Coming to the performance oriented detailing in Jaguar XF, it again deserves a patent as it is exclusive and new in market. Its seats are in soft grain leather giving comfort and style. Seats are adjustable as per convenience. The 5 seater Jaguar XF has lofty seating arrangements.
The designing though being eye catchy still maintains some serenity and simplicity in it. It promises simplicity and luxury in its own unique ways. The dash is jeweled up with little hallo illumination around 2 trip meter, Jaguar Drive Selector console, switch panels, Electric Parking Brake and the start-stop button. These detailing simply enhances the car interior and facilitate the driver in small yet peculiar ways. The 4 ddor salon has a good boot space of 462 litres.
The new Jaguar XF saloon treats you like its master and obeys your commands at a click. A powerful AC with dual zone climate control, cruise control and rear AC vents commences the comfort list on Jaguar XF . Power windows, remote control opening for boot and fuel lid, power steering with tilt adjustments for reaching and raking and audio controls for easy access to infotainment system are the other Jinis being operated with ease. The XF saloon gives you all the comfort front and rear armrest, rear wiper and rear defogger. Tinted glass with provides protection from heat and rain sensor wipers on windscreen along with electrically heated, auto dimming power foldable ORVMs with approach lamps and side repeaters are boastful. Auto headlamp and auto washer makes the Jaguar XF more than a car.
Editor's take : All the engines on the offer aren’t just good on paper, but even in the real world. The performance is as good as a luxury car.
Jaguar India lately came up with a diesel engine powered Jaguar XF that was loaded with a 3.0 litre, 2993cc, AJ-V6 diesel S powertrain generating awesome power of 275 Ps at 4000 rpm and mind-blowing torque of 600 Nm at 2000 rpm via six-speed ZF 6HP28 automatic transmission; furthermore, the vehicle can do 0-100 kmph sprint in less than 6 seconds. The Jaguar XF diesel has been customized by Jaguar engineers in the UK for the Indian market. With ride height adapted for Indian conditions and a non-DPF diesel engine, the 3.0L Diesel XF has been fully homologated and certified at ARAI for the Indian market. This symbolizes the importance and Jaguar’s commitment to the fast growing Indian premium luxury car market. This engine along with the other two is kept the far away from any changes and all the 3 engines are used as it is in the facelift.
The other two engines on board are petrol trimmed. The Jaguar XF petrol is available with two variants in India i.e. Jaguar XF 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol and Jaguar XF R Supercharged 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol. The petrol operated Jaguar XF is endowed with a 5.0 litre, V8 petrol engine produces highest power of 385Ps at 6500 rpm and churns out maximum torque of 515 Nm at 3500 rpm with the help of a six speed automatic gearbox. The top speed of the car is 250 kmph and it can make 0-100 kmph mark in just 5.7 seconds.
The variant is packed with a 5.0 litre; supercharged V8 petrol engine develops outstanding power of 510 Ps at 6000-6500 rpm and belts out top torque of 625 Nm at 2500-5500 rpm that give enough calibers to the car and results in 0-100 kmph mark in only 4.9 seconds. However, this variant is not displayed in showrooms in India but can be imported by the company on orders.
Editor's take : Being a luxury sedan, it gets all the frills like sunroof, electrically adjustable front seats, touchscreen system, navigation, electrically adjustable steering wheel
Bowers and Wilkins 440 W surround sound system with 14 speakers assures high entertainment quotient of the car. Jaguar XF makes no compromise when it comes to style and luxury. For that it offers 6 Disc In dash CD changer, portable audio interface and MP3 compatibility to its customers. Bluetooth telephone connectivity makes things more interesting in the sports saloon. And to facilitate all these, you don't have to struggle with little control buttons rather just do it in a smart way with 7" full touchscreen display with audio control, climate control and blue tooth connectivity in the entertainment system of Jaguar XF.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
Jaguar XF is dressed with 10 spoke 18 inch alloy wheels. Jaguar XF wheels are the important part of the elements providing luxury to the car. Full size spare mirror is also added to the Jaguar XF. Tubeless tyres are used in Jaguar XF for less wear and tear.
Editor's take : The handling characteristics of the XF are good and even the steering wheel feedback is good despite being light.
The front brakes used in Jaguar XF are ventilated and the rear brakes are disc brakes to avoid any mishap during accidental situations. Not just that, a lot of electronics also detect early threats and senses that the car can go out of control, and thus instruct Jaguar XF to get control over itself. Anti Lock-braking system along with EBD (Electronic Braking System) is helpful in preventing the wheels from locking up during emergencies, thus making the handling of the Jaguar XF quite easy. All independent suspension system is used in the luxury saloon. 6 speed Electronic Automatic Transmission with Jaguar Sequential renders a butter smooth drive on Indian roads.
Editor's take : The safety features on the XF are as good as any other luxury sedans. Airbags, ESP, ABS etc are all present on the XF.
Jaguar XF uses all latest and intelligent technologies to keep your car safe and you being free from tensions. It comes with Jaguar smart key system which makes it possible to conduct keyless entry and start. It also features pedestrian contact sensing to protect your wealth from outside danger. The front and rear camera keeps you aware of the ambiance and thus avoiding any mishap. The remote control central locking and security system keeps you safe and secure with Jaguar sport saloon.
ABS and EBD enhance the safety in Jaguar XF with along with 8 airbags, front and rear parking sensor, fog lamps, traction control, and ESP (Electronic Stability Program). 3 rear seat belts are given with Jaguar XF.
Jaguar XF Pros :
Classy, super luxurious exteriors and interiors.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|5.7||12.0||379.7bhp @ 6500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|5.7||12.0||503bhp @ 6000-6500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|10.26||13.53||187.4bhp @ 3500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|10.26||13.53||271.2bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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