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2014-05-21 11:18

MORE TECH FOR THE BIG CAT: Jaguar has added an executive upgrade to its XF model range that includes more technology Image: Jaguar


Full throttle, a V6 engine and some gravel... yep, things are bound to go sideways, or upside down. A driver crashed a Jaguar F-Type during the 2014 Simola Hillclimb event in Knysna on May 16/17. Ouch, poor kitty!

The latest Jaguar XF medium-sized executive sedan is now available (May 2014) in Jaguar showrooms with more technology than ever before.

This takes the form of extended navigation which combines two mapping packages as a single integrated solution to give unprecedented course-plotting capability not only in South Africa but also beyond its border.

Kevin Flynn, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, said: “The XF continues to offer a compelling blend of style, performance and refinement and, with this update, it remains a middleweight which will appeal to those who insist on the finer things in life."


The newcomer introduces additional convenience features; such as rear parking radar for luxury derivatives and a reversing camera for premium derivatives. The three litre diesel and three litre petrol units have a subtle boot-lip spoiler, an option on other models. An aerodynamic package – which adds a revised front bumper, black grille with chrome surround, body-coloured rear valance and ‘R’ Style sills – is also available.

The Black Pack –  alone or in addition to the Aero pack – is said to add further gravitas with gloss black side window frames, black grille/grille frame and black boot-lid.

A Sport Pack which comprises heatable front seats in soft-grain leather, bright stainless-steel pedals and Jet Morzine (a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles) treatment for the headlining and roof pillars.

A TV tuner and various audio systems and interior veneers allow buyers to create a custom look-and-feel.

The XF range has eight models with a choice of four engines: two turbodiesels (2.2 four-cylinder and 3.0 V6), a 177kW two-litre turbo-petrol and a  supercharged 3.0 V6 capable of 250kW or 450Nm.

The XFR-S pushes out 405kW from its V8. The slightly less dramatic and marginally slower 375kW XFR remains available.

Flynn said: “The XF range has been the Jaguar brand’s mainstay for a number of years. With this latest round of changes it will continue to play an important role in our model line-up."
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