Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) has just taken the sheets off the all-new Jaguar XF in Malaysia as part of the continuous renewal of the Jaguar sedan range.
Formed around Jaguar’s lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture, the all-new XF, sits between the recently launched XE and the top-of-the-range XJ. For the Malaysian market, the fully imported Jaguar XF is available in two variants, namely the XF Prestige and XF R-Sport.
According to JLRM Managing Director Datuk Aishah Ahmad, the all-new XF presented an outstanding choice for those who were in the market for a premium business sedan.
“The all-new XF has all the trademarks of a Jaguar with its pure form, beautiful lines and silhouette. While it is good to look at, it is even better to drive due to its lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture and near perfect 50:50 weight balance. The all-new XF is indeed a worthy successor of its award-winning predecessor and is set to carry on the legacy,” she said.
In terms of its overall dimension, the XF is 4,954mm long, 2,091mm wide and 1,457mm tall. At 2,960mm, the wheelbase is 51mm longer than before, while the front overhang is now 66mm shorter. Rear seat space is class-leading thanks to its 15mm extra legroom, 24mm extra kneeroom and up to 27mm extra headroom than before. Aerodynamics are also superior where the drag coefficient drops from 0.29 to just 0.26.
Both available XF variants are powered by a 2.0-litre i4 turbocharged petrol engine with a maximum output of 240hp and 340Nm of torque, matched to an 8-speed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift. This allows the XF to make a century sprint in just 7.0 seconds before reaching a top speed of 284km/h.
The Prestige variant comes with distinctive features such as 17-inch Lightweight 15-spoke wheels, perforated leather seats, metal tread plates with Jaguar script and multi-function soft-grain leather steering wheel.
The XF R-Sport on the other hand, features a sport suspension, 18-inch Helix 10-spoke wheels, R-Sport bodykit, R-Sport branded multi-function soft-grain leather steering wheel and R-Sport branded metal tread plates.
Both XF variants are also equipped with technologically advanced features that befit its status as a premium business sedan. These include Jaguar Drive Control, Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), Torque Vectoring and All Surface Progress Control (ASPC).
The XF’s Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) offers outstanding feedback, control and immediate power assistance for a total control at high speed and a comprehensive assistance during slow maneuvering.
Jaguar’s All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) on the other hand, is a low-speed cruise control that automatically manages the brakes and the throttle to deliver the best possible traction, whatever the weather, providing the driver with an added confidence when driving on slippery roads.
The latest XF uses Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture to enable weight savings of up to 190kg lighter than its predecessor, plus an increase in torsional stiffness by up to 28%. As a result, the XF now weighs only 1,590kg. Its lightweight body forms the foundation of the car’s impeccable ride, precise handling and superb dynamics.
The aluminium double wishbone design for the front suspension, widely considered as the best configuration for the front, is modelled closely on the F-Type’s for precise handling and steering response. Combined with Integral Link rear suspension and the near 50:50 weight distribution, the XF is a joy to drive despite its big dimension.
The all-new XF’s also feature state-of-the art technology such as a reconfigurable 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, which is available as an option, while the InControl Touch infotainment system with 8-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth connectivity, Jaguar Sound System, Navigation system, iPod Integration and a 5-inch instrument panel display with analogue dials are available as a standard feature. This makes the all-new XF the most connected Jaguar ever.
Available in 10 colour choices, the all-new Jaguar XF is priced from RM450,000 for the Prestige variant and RM460,000 for the R-Sport variant. Prices include GST but exclude registration, road tax and insurance. For a premium ownership experience, every Jaguar XF comes with Jaguar Care, an exclusive programme that comprises a 5-year warranty, 5-year servicing and 3-year roadside assistance.
For more info, visit www.jaguar.com.my