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There's a new cat in town: Introducing the Jaguar XF Chequered Flag special edition

2019-01-29 15:00
Jaguar Chequered Flag

Image: Motorpress

Jaguar has revealed the new Chequered Flag special edition as part of the latest model year updates to the XF Sedan.

The Chequered Flag edition features a selection of unique exterior enhancements, handpicked interior design elements and a choice of Jaguar’s efficient and powerful British-built Ingenium diesel and petrol engines.

'Beautiful silhouette'

"The XF Sedan combines the elegance and exceptional performance which underline all Jaguars," said Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design.

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"The XF features a beautiful silhouette giving it a dynamic appearance perfectly suited to the Chequered Flag badge."

A selection of exterior enhancements distinguish the Chequered Flag model from the rest of the range including unique badging on the side vents.

Further design cues for a purposeful finish include a sport front bumper, Black Pack, body-coloured side sills, boot spoiler and 18" Chalice alloy wheels in Gloss Black Finish.

Wide range

The new special edition is available in a choice of three exterior colours - Yulong White, Santorini Black and Eiger Grey.

Inside, it features handpicked elements including unique interior badging on the treadplates, Dark Hex aluminium instrument panel finisher, R-Sport full leather interior, and a choice of Jet/Jet or Jet/Red colour combinations with contrast stitching.

A selection of the most popular optional features fitted to the XF are also standard on the special edition.

Navigation Pro with InControl Connect Pro includes Live Traffic which helps drivers avoid traffic jams for a more seamless journey, while it also allows users to share ETAs and routes from a computer or mobile app.

Further features include the 12.3" Interactive Driver Display and keyless entry.

As part of this model year update, a new Smartphone pack which features Apple CarPlay is standard on all models.

The technology mirrors the user’s smartphone allowing them to access a selection of apps on the car’s 10" Touchscreen.

The Chequered Flag models are available with a choice of Jaguar’s powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines.

The line-up is as follows:

Petrol

184kW Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder RWD
221kW Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder RWD

Diesel

132kW Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder RWD

It brings an unrivalled blend of design, luxury, technology and refinement to the business car segment, underpinned by outstanding driving dynamics and refinement.

Jaguar Chequered Flag

                                                                           Image: Motorpress

A fast sweeping silhouette is formed around Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture and combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces and perfect lines which define all Jaguar cars.

It’s lightweight construction and optimised driving dynamics deliver the ideal balance between ride and handling.

All-Surface Progress Control enables smooth, effortless traction on low-grip surfaces, while Intelligent Driveline Dynamics deliver optimum performance and capability.

The cabin is a seamless blend of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and intuitive technology, with features such as a reconfigurable 12.3" Interactive Driver Display, an optional laser Head-up Display and the Touch Pro infotainment system.

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