You might think you’re looking at the facelifted Jaguar XF, but this is actually an all-new XF. Set to debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in April, Jaguar has revealed some details of their sleek new sedan.
Featuring evolutionary design from the outgoing XF, the new XF retains the basic shape but it is now 7 mm shorter and 3 mm lower than before. However its wheelbase has grown by 51 mm in an effort to boost the rear seat space.
Apart from that, the rear quarter windows are now separated from the rear doors, and the vents on the front fenders have been redesigned for a slimmer horizontal profile.
Inside, the new XF keeps the rotating gear lever, and even the hidden swiveling air vents, but only on the outer-most vents on the dashboard.
In the middle of the dash, there’s a 10.2-inch touch screen for the Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ premium infotainment system while the instrument cluster follows the XJ, utilising a 12.3-inch TFT screen with configurable display.
Underneath it all is Jaguar’s advanced aluminum-intensive architecture which is claimed to be around 80 kg lighter than its rivals. Together with a “meticulously-tuned” Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), front double-wishbone and rear integral link suspension, the new XF should handle as good as it looks.
In some markets, the new XF will have an option for a torque on-demand all-wheel drive system (AWD) with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD), similar to the system used in the F-Type AWD.
A range of powertrains will be offered, including the new 4-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel with two different outputs: 161 hp and 380 Nm, or 178 hp and 430 Nm, paired to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
If that’s not enough, there are a couple of 3.0-litre V6 options paired exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission. One is a diesel twin-turbo with 296 hp and 700 Nm, while the other one is a petrol supercharged with 375 hp and 450 Nm.