Jaguar unveils the new XF

Production Cars 30 Mar 2015
Jaguar unveils the new XF

Ahead of its official debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Jaguar has revealed the second-generation XF, which is based on the company’s aluminum-intensive architecture.


The public unveiling was made during a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.

2016 Jaguar XF - Debut in London

The design of the new XF maintains the coupe-like silhouette and features short overhangs – underlining the company’s core sports values.

2016 Jaguar XF - Rendering

Compared to the outgoing model, the new XF is 7mm shorter and 3mm lower, while the 2,960mm wheelbase is 51mm longer, which gives the rear seat space with more legroom, kneeroom and headroom.

2016 Jaguar XF - Rendering

The overall aerodynamic efficiency is demonstrated by the drag coefficient Cd of 0.26.

The new XF uses Jaguar’s advanced aluminium-intensive (75%) architecture, which enables weight savings of up to 190kg over the outgoing model and an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28 per cent.

2016 Jaguar XF - Interior

The cabin blends contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and modern technology, including features such as the new InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system and 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, talks about the design of the new XF

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, commented:  “In creating the all-new XF, as a design team we have been driven by discipline, the discipline of simplicity. Every exterior line on the XF has a clear purpose – nothing is superfluous. Achieving that simplicity takes time and requires great determination; it’s all too easy to add lines to a car, but much harder to add character by leaving lines out.

2016 Jaguar XF - Interior

“Inside too, we have been driven by the desire to ensure the XF’s cabin is as comforting as it is comfortable. New technology, including our new 10.2-inch touchscreen, is combined carefully with materials that cosset and reassure. The all-new XF has a clear sense of calm and strength, both outside and inside – and I’m proud of my team for delivering that.”

The all-new XF will go on sale from Fall 2015.

2014 and 2015 Jaguar XF - Design Comparison - Vertical

(Source: Jaguar)

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