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2015-01-28 09:40

FIRST R-SPORT JAGUAR: The new XF R-Sport, the first Jaguar to adopt the R-Sport moniker, makes its debut in South Africa. Image: Jaguar

  • First Jaguar to adopt R-Sport brand
  • New R-Sport styling
  • Optional Black Pack
  • 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine

PRETORIA – Jaguar’s XF is the first model to benefit from the automaker’s new R-Sport brand in South Africa.

While Jaguar’s performance models have long been marketed under its 'R' banner, the new R-Sport badge, the automaker says, “extends the automaker’s performance DNA, a first in the XF range”. According to Jaguar: "The XF R-Sport makes the Jaguar R dream a little more attainable."

The new R-Sport benefits from several cosmetic upgrades including new spoiler, redesigned bumpers, 18” alloys and R-style side-sills. The new model gains R-Sport treadplates and R-badging.

'THRILLING PERFORMANCE'

The optional black pack adds gloss surrounds for the windows and bootlid as well as a black grille with black, chromed surrounds. It’s powered by Jaguar’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine capable of 250kW/450Nm.

Jaguar Land Rover South Africa brand manager Janico Dannhauser said: “We wanted to give our customers an XF model that strikes the right balance between superb comfort and sport.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Jaguar XF R-Sport

“The XF R-Sport does just that. Our 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine delivers thrilling performance, yet returns excellent fuel economy. Visually the R-Sport sets itself apart with a number of tasteful cosmetic upgrades.”

Inside it has an R-badged steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, black interior trim and power seats finished with contrast stitching. An optional Sports Interior Pack adds heatable, 18X18-way front sport seats with memory setting.

The XF R-Sport 3.0-litre is priced at R777 430.
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