2016 Jaguar XF was first showcased at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo and will be launched this month in the hotly contested luxury segment
British luxury auto manufacturer Jaguar will likely launch the XF later this month in India. The luxury sedan was first showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. It is among three models the British marquee is set to launch in Indian market. Apart from the XF jaguar has also teased the XE and the F-Pace.
The new Jaguar XF is built on a new platform. This new platform uses extensive aluminum, reducing the weight significantly. Therefore the new model comes pretty much lightweight compared to the outgoing XF. On the design front the XF comes looking like a grown up XE. Compared to the outgoing model, the facelift version gets sharper appearance. Dimensionally, the car gets extra 55 mm of wheelbase, which gives the occupants extra room inside the cabin.
Talking about design, the car features sharp and sleek full LED adaptive headlamps. The front grille gets a black theme alongside the redesigned front bumper. The hood comes with crisp creases running toward the nose, making it look like muscular. At the side profile new XF gets new 17 inch alloy wheels, blackened glass area and sharp character lines. The rear also sports sleek and wide LED taillights, lip spoiler. So far, the new model looks sportier and sharper.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Jaguar XF gets a new steering wheel, identical to the bigger sibling XJ. Other features include a 12.3 inch classy instrument cluster, 10.2 inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10 GB inbuilt storage capacity. This latter feature will be available in the top end trim though. The seats and upholstery comes bearing plush premium leather. Added space has enhanced the comfort on offer.
On the powertrain front the 2016 Jaguar XF is expected to get both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant would get a new 2.0 litre (1999 cc) Ingenium diesel engine mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. It will churn out 180 bhp of peak power and 430 Nm of peak torque. It can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds with 219 kmph. This car will easily deal with the diesel ban in Delhi, NCR, and in Kerala as well.
The petrol variant of new XF will retain the same 2.0 litre unit which kicks out 240 bhp of peak power. There will be a 3.0 litre V6 twin turbocharged engine as well, which will produce 295 bhp of peak power and 700 Nm of peak torque. Expect the pricing for the new model to be around Rs. 51 lakh (ex showroom).