Jaguar is in the last stages of developing the second generation of their luxurious sedan, the XF. The first generation of the model took many automakers by surprise setting off product offensives from almost every automaker in this segment. The new model is extensively redesigned from ground up but it is still easily recognizable as an XF. The vehicle borrows most of its styling from the smaller sister the XE sedan. The 2017 Jaguar XF will be offered in 4 trim levels which are the base 35T Premium, mid Prestige and R-Sport as well as the top-of-the-range S trim.
2017 Jaguar XF Exterior
The exterior profile of the 2017 Jaguar XF is based on the automaker’s aluminum-intensive modular platform. This platform helps the vehicle cut 250 pounds off its curb weight on the AWD models and 132 pounds on the RWD models. The vehicle features a redesigned grille flanked by redesigned headlights and LED DRLs. At the back, the vehicle will have a modified bumper and LED taillights. The vehicle also features a sleeker roof-line. The base models will ride on 18-inch wheels while Prestige trim adds key-less entry and 19-inch wheels, the R-sport on the other hand features LED headlights, a rear spoiler and runs on 19-inch wheels while the top trim S trim features red brake calipers and rides on 20-inch wheels.
2017 Jaguar XF Interior specs
Though the new model is shorter from the outgoing one, thankfully its wheelbase is longer translating to a roomier cabin. There is adequate head and leg room for all passengers. This is a great improvement from the outgoing model whose rear seats were constrained. Jaguar has retained its clean dashboard with minimal features. Actually “plain” is the right word to use. Though Jaguar has really excelled in designing its cabin this time round, it still can’t match up to Audi which is the grand-master of interior styling. Tech-wise, the vehicle features an excellent infotainment system with a large customizable and highly responsive screen. It integrates Smartphones, navigation system and can also help you locate parking spaces around you. The screen is huge and very responsive. For more, you can opt for the InControl Touch Pro system which we believe should be offered as a standard feature.
2017 Jaguar XF Engine and performance
The 2017 Jaguar XF will be powered by supercharged 3.0 L, V-6 engine. The engine will produce 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque on the base XF. On the XFS, the engine will produce 380 hp and retain 332 lb-ft of torque just as the base model. The XF-R model with a supercharged V-8 engine will be offered later on. The vehicles will be offered in RWD as standard but with an option for AWD. A hybrid engine is also probable in the future as well as a fuel efficient diesel drive-train. Details on the engines acceleration, top speed and fuel economy will be availed later by the automaker.
2017 Jaguar XF Price and release date
Jaguar is yet to announce the official release date of the 2017 Jaguar XF. When it comes to pricing, the automaker has competitively priced the vehicle so as to rival its German competitors. The base XF will start at $ 61,400 while the top trim XF S will have a starting price of $ 72,900.
2017 Jaguar XF Competition
The biggest rivals of the 2017 Jaguar XF will be the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.