2016 Jaguar XF – Preview
Heavier on tech and lighter on weight, 2016 Jaguar XF seems to be redesigned to be more successful in a battle against German heavyweights. According to this automobile blog, new features of the Jaguar XF will make it compete favorably against Mercedes-Benz E class, Audi A6, BMW 5 series etc.
The upcoming 2016 Jaguar XF follows the new XE and full-size XJ into the house of aluminum, and the switch from an all-steel structure means shedding considerable mass: approximately 265 pounds for the all-wheel-drive model. Of course, the fact that the car hasn’t grown any larger helps this weight loss, too. When it comes to the new styling, it’s quite evolutionary. Even though the whole car is new, taillights, headlights (available in full LEDs) and the elongated greenhouse are the most noticeably fresh elements. On the downside (for many Jaguar fans), the engine lineup is dramatically reduced to just two versions of the 3.0 liter supercharged V6. So, you have to choose between V-6 and V-6, which is not really what we have hoped for.
Nevertheless, the upcoming Jaguar XF really pours on the tech. New features and systems include lane-keeping assist, a driver-drowsiness monitor, forward-collision warning with automated braking, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, semi-automated parking and many more. Although these new features are great, we think that the 2016 Jaguar XF will be more rewarding for people who are able to direct their attention from the screen.
XFs are, albeit being seven years old, the best-driving vehicles in the segments and that’s why everybody has high hopes for the new version which will most likely hit stores prior the fall of 2015 in Europe (in US it’s already available). As far as price is concerned, it is believed that the 2016 Jaguar XF will cost around $50,000.