The second-generation XF goes on sale this autumn, launching with rear- and all-wheel drive. The same platform sits beneath the upcoming F-Pace SUV and features double-wishbone front suspension, an Integral Link multi-link rear and a 75/25 percent split of aluminum/steel.
At launch, you’ll choose from the F-Type’s 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 335 or 375 hp. Less familiar are the new-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium engines, both gas and diesel.
At first glance, you’d guess the XF was longer than its all-steel predecessor. At 195 inches, it’s actually 3/4 of an inch shorter, the roofline 1/10 of a millimeter lower. If you’ve ever sat in the back of the first XF some say it’s short on head and legroom compared with rivals. Jaguar claims class-leading legroom, there’s plenty of headroom and the entire rear-seat experience is airier, less claustrophobic. That’s partly down to the six-light glasshouse, but it’s also the packaging opportunities afforded by a 2-inch-longer wheelbase compared with the old model. The only thing that doesn’t grow is the trunk; it still holds the same 19 cubic feet.
Read more about the Jaguar XF 2.0 on Auto Week