Released in 2015, Jaguar's road sedan gets a little facelift just to stay in the game. But no way to upset its sharp look, because like the recently restyled F-Pace, you can see that the exterior has not been Jaguar's priority. It's very difficult to see any change in it. We find the same light signature with the daytime running lights J-shaped LED, and an chrome grille. The shield seems to have been very slightly redesigned with less tapered, and smaller air inlets. The stern does not change in depth, except that the exhaust pipes are much more discreet than before. And, on all versions including those equipped with the R-Dynamic pack supposed to add a touch of sportiness to the vehicle. The Sportbrake estate version remains just as discreet as the sedan.
Always more modern interior
However, things are very different in the interior. The driving position receives a 12.3 inch customizable digital instrumentation standard and the driver can choose from several display modes to suit his taste. The steering wheel is now finer in its design, accentuating the feeling of sportiness. The center console has changed a lot, too. No more screen integrated into the dashboard, room for a large 11.4 inch touch pad (against 10 previously) placed on the central console. The software part is provided by the Pivi Pro infotainment system now well known in the Jaguar range but also that of Land Rover.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are appearing. The pretty erectile wheel that served as a gear lever has disappeared in the benefit of a more classic lever. The storage space in front of the armrest is always present, very practical for putting down your smartphone or wallet.
Motorization 4-cylinder diesel is now mated to 48V light hybridization and develops 204 hp and 430 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear axle or to all four wheels as desired, while 0 to 100 km / h is shot in 7.6 seconds for the sedan and 8 seconds for the Sportbrake version.
The block 250 hp 4-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine is renewed, and is offered only in propulsion. This block, devoid of any electrification, displays CO2 emissions at 180 g / km according to the WLTP cycle, and therefore displays an ecological penalty of at least € 6,724. 6.9 seconds are enough to go from 0 to 100 km / h. Finally, the 300 hp 4-cylinder petrol engine combined with an automatic transmission does it in 6.1 seconds. However, CO2 emissions were not reported. No doubt they will be higher.
No information, however, on rechargeable and 100% electric hybrid grinds.
The premium sedan is available in France from € 51,900 in the sedan version, and € 55,400 in Sportbrake, excluding penalties. A hell of an inflation compared to the 43,490 € of the old XF (45,990 € in station wagon), which could count on a wider engine range and offer an access version of 163 hp.