New generation Jaguar XF India spec sedan will be equipped with 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel and 2.0-litre petrol engines; latter does 0-100 kmph in 7 seconds
Jaguar is expected to launch the new generation XF sedan sometime during the upcoming festive season. Ahead of the launch, the British luxury brand has listed the specifications and changes on its official website. The site says the new XF will be offered in three trim levels namely the base Pure, middle Prestige and high-end Portfolio and all of them will rear-wheel driven through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The second generation Jaguar XF was launched last March in London ahead of its official global premiere at the New York Auto Show. With the aluminium intensive body, the new gen XF sedan is nearly 200 kilograms lighter than the outdoing model and boasts additional 24 mm knee-room at the rear. Making Indian premiere alongside F-Pace and XE at the Auto Expo 2016 in earlier February, the new XF will feature the latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from Ingenium family.
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It is capable of generating 180 hp and 430 Nm of peak torque and rated to reach 100 kmph from standstill in 8.1 seconds. The entry-level Pure trim has single diesel engine option while the others will be offered with 2.0-litre petrol motor pushing out a maximum power output of 240 hp and 340 Nm torque. The petrol versions are claimed to attain 100 kmph from 0 in seven seconds.
Jaguar will be selling the XF with four driving modes such as Standard, Eco, Dynamic and Rain/Ice/Snow as part of the ‘Jaguar Drive Control’ technology. Each mode has its unique characteristics and will alter throttle response, steering movement, braking ability and suspension feel with gearbox modified specifically based on the surface the luxury sedan rides on.
There are plenty of entertainment and technological gadgets coming along such as the eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, bi-functional Xenon headlamps, multi-adjustable and electronically controlled front seats, new set of 17-inch alloy wheels, etc on the Pure grade.
Alongside these features, the Pure trim will have driver seat memory function and perforated leather seats. The top-spec Portfolio will come with larger 18-inch wheels and has 14-way adjustable front seats among others. It will go up against the likes of the Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and the forthcoming Volvo S90.