JAGUAR'S XF, has been given a major make-over for 2021 and both saloon and Sportbrake versions benefit from styling tweaks, an all-new interior incorporating luxurious new materials, and what the company calls ‘seamlessly integrated, connected and future-proof technologies.'
There's also a new two-litre, four-cylinder Ingenium turbocharged diesel engine featuring Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology under the bonnet together with the latest versions of the two-litre, four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a choice of 250 or 300bhp outputs.
All versions are available with intelligent four-wheel-drive and come as standard with an eight speed auto transmission with paddle shifters.
But there'll be fewer versions to choose from. Model choice in the new range has been cut from 64 to 28 derivatives - a move that both reduces manufacturing complexity and retains the most popular features selected by customers, says Jaguar.
R-Dynamic specification is available across S, SE and HSE specification packs with prices starting from £32,585 for the rear-wheel-drive D200 S saloon and £37,735 for the D200 SE rear-wheel-drive Sportbrake.
The range topping saloon - the 300bhp, two-litre petrol, all-wheel-drive, R-Dynamic HSE -will set you back Â£44,760 while the equivalent Sportbrake version costs Â£46,610.
The exterior changes include a new front bumper with larger and lower air intakes, a wider front grille featuring a mesh design, new super slim all-LED quad headlights with ‘Double J' daytime running lights.
Design enhancements at the rear include a wider bumper and a body-coloured rear upper valance while the XF saloon gets darkened rear light surrounds.
R-Dynamic models feature a series of distinct design elements for a more performance-focused look, while all models are available with the additional black exterior pack, which delivers an even more dynamic appearance with bespoke elements finished in Gloss Black.
The XF has an all-new interior with heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity and greater serenity and refinement. The new cockpit design is bolder, more dynamic and with greater focus on the driver.
At the heart of the new interior is a centrally-mounted, 11.4-inch, curved-glass HD touchscreen in a magnesium alloy casing, which controls the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.
There are new door casings, featuring a new 360-degree grab handle and new seats with wider cushioning, new optional massage functions and enhanced coverage of the heated and cooling areas.
A series of advanced technologies include Cabin Air Ionisation which is optional on all trim levels. The system is designed to improve interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which helps remove allergens and unpleasant odours. The driver activates the system simply by pressing the ‘Purify' button.
The 2020 XF range comes with the latest generation of driver assistance technologies including Clear Exit Monitor, which alerts both front and rear occupants to the presence of an approaching car or cyclist when exiting the vehicle. Adaptive Cruise Control, which automatically maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front, is an option.
Jaguar's latest 3D Surround Camera technology is, however, fitted as standard on all versions and delivers advanced 3D functionality using the latest camera technology to deliver more detail and a choice of real-time viewing optional when manoeuvring the vehicle.
Many of the new features of the latest XF, including the new MHEV diesel engine and Pivi-Pro infotainment system, are being shared with the smaller, 2021 model year XE models which are priced from £29,635 to £40,140 and, like the XF, available to order from dealers now.