Jaguar has said that its new XF sedan which be officially shown at the New York motor show in April 2015. The new Jaguar XF will also be based on the aluminium iQ[Al] platform as the XE. This platform was first shown by Jaguar in the C-X17 concept in 2013 and is not only flexible and scalable, but also lighter as compared to the chassis in the current XF.
This new iQ[Al] platform will help the new XF shed around 50-100kg and it will shed around 80kg more as will be powered by JLR’s Ingenium range of engines, which are much lighter than the Ford engines in the current car. This substantial weight reduction is likely to improve the new XF'S fuel efficiency and drivability.
Recently Jaguar offered a fresh challenge to its German rivals with its all-new XE sedan and the new XF will take on the BMW 5-series, the Audi A6 and the Merc E-class. With Jaguar planning to zrm its entire range with a similar look as showcased by the new XE, a lot of design elements on the new XF look similar to the XE sedan.
On the inside too, the new XF will borrow elements from the smaller XE sedan. It will get Jaguar’s new infotainment system, which includes the InControl Apps system that is described by its makers as "one of the most advanced voice recognition packages in the world".
Since the new XE sedan is not expected to be introduced before 2016, with respect to the Indian market, the new XF will arrive later. However, JLR’s Ingenium engines will debut soon on the Land Rover Discovery Sport. They will make it to the XE later and will eventually power the XF.
First Published: Dec 11, 2014 13:08 IST