Lighter Jaguar XF coming to SA in Feb
One month to go before the new Jaguar XF launches in South Africa and already the British carmaker is bragging about its class-leading efficiency.
The latest Jaguar XF will aim to live up to this lofty claim through a combination of lightweight materials, aerodynamic contours and Ingenium engines. To throw some numbers your way the XF is 10% more aerodynamic and 190kg lighter than its predecessor. Aluminium makes up 75 per cent of the car’s chassis which now has a new suspension layout said to improve comfort and agility. Optional is Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system.
For now Jaguar has confirmed a 2.0-litre diesel with 132kW and 430Nm. Acceleration to 100km/h takes 8.1 seconds and fuel consumption of 4.3l/100km is possible if you don’t try validate that acceleration claim too often. A wider range of engines must surely follow but Jaguar will be trying hard to get the costing right.
“The XF is one of Jaguar’s most successful models ever. During development of the new model, our designers and engineers wanted to take everything customers loved about the XF and make it even better,” says Lisa Mallett, Marketing and Communications Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. “Despite being lighter and more efficient, no sacrifices have been made in luxury and space.”
Pricing of the Jaguar XF will be announced at launch.