FACELIFTED JAGUAR XF LAUNCHED IN INDIA WITH PRICES STARTING AT RS 71.60 LAKH

Jaguar Land Rover India has launched the facelifted second-gen Jaguar XF in India. The mid-sized luxury sedan is available in a single R-Dynamic variant but with two powertrain options. The P250 petrol is priced at Rs 71.60 lakh, while the D200 mild-hybrid diesel has been reintroduced at Rs 76 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).

As with the revised F-Pace, the most significant changes have been made to the interiors of the Jaguar XF. Even though the dash is entirely new, the 11.4-inch curved-glass screen that houses the new Pivi Pro infotainment is the big interior highlight. There is a continuous air-vent design, and the chamfered dash face is like on more recent models from the brand. The center console is also new, with new rotary climate controls and the rising gear selector replaced by a new stubby cricket-ball inspired one.

The driver gets the enhanced 12.3-inch instrument cluster now as well as a new steering wheel. Other changes are new door pads with new casings, easier grab handles, and better storage. The seats are more comprehensive and more supportive, too. New tech includes active road noise cancellation, a PM 2.5 air filter, wireless charging, and a Meridian sound system.

The new addition is the 2.0-liter, 48-volt mild-hybrid diesel engine that is 204 hp and 430 Nm. This enables the 2021 Jaguar XF to get from 0-100 kph in 7.6 seconds and reach a 235 kph top-speed. The petrol engine remains unchanged from earlier, the 2.0-liter unit continuing to make 250 hp and 365 Nm. The petrol XF can do 0 to 100 kph in 6.9 seconds and reach 250 kph. Both engines pair with the ZF-sourced eight-speed torque converter automatic.

The Jaguar XF also gets mildly revised styling to go with these updates. There is a wider front grille with a new mesh design. New bumpers with more extensive and lower air intakes, slimmer LED headlamps with the twin J motifs, and the Jaguar ‘Leaper’ emblem in the side vents. At the rear, there’s a broader bumper with a body-colored upper section, with the R-Dynamic package adding sporty enhancements.

The new Jaguar XF competes against the BMW 5 Series, the Audi A6, and the recently updated Volvo S90 and Lexus ES300h.

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