Headed over to EX8 in Subang Jaya on 26 April 2016 for Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd’s (JLRM) launch of the All-new Jaguar XF in Malaysia. The new XF is formed around Jaguar’s lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture, and is positioned between the recently launched XE and the top-of-the-range XJ, bringing a blend of design, dynamic capability, luxury and technology to the premium business car segment.
In a nutshell, the new XF’s dynamic, coupé-like design combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces and clean lines with a longer wheelbase, more interior space and exceptionally low aerodynamic drag.
According to JLRM Managing Director Datuk Aishah Ahmad, the All-new XF presented an outstanding choice to those who were in the market for a premium business sedan.
“The All-new XF has all the trademarks of a Jaguar with its pure form, beautiful lines and silhouette. While it is good to look at, it is even better to drive due to its lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture and near perfect 50:50 weight balance. The All-new XF is indeed a worthy successor of its award-winning predecessor and is set to carry on the legacy,” she said.
The fully imported new XF is available in two variants here in Malaysia – the XF Prestige and XF R-Sport, priced from RM450,000 for the Prestige and RM460,000 for the R-Sport. Prices include GST but exclude registration, road tax and insurance. Each new XF comes with Jaguar Care, an exclusive programme that comprises a five-year warranty, five-year servicing and three-year roadside assistance.
Both variants are powered by a 2.0-litre i4 turbocharged petrol engine with a maximum output of 240PS and 340NM of torque and mated to an 8-speed electronic automatic transmission with Jaguar Sequential Shift™. The Prestige variant comes with distinctive features such as 17-inch Lightweight 15-spoke wheels, perforated leather seats, metal tread plates with Jaguar script and multi-function soft-grain leather steering wheel.
The XF R-Sport features a sport suspension, 18” Helix 10-spoke wheels and R-Sport bodykit, R-Sport branded multi-function soft-grain leather steering wheel and R-Sport branded metal tread plates.
Both XF variants are equipped with technologically advanced features including JaguarDrive Control, Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), Torque Vectoring and All Surface Progress Control (ASPC).
The latest XF uses Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture to enable weight savings of up to 190kg lighter than its predecessor plus an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28 per cent. Both those factors positively impact the car’s ride, handling and dynamics. The aluminium double wishbone design for the front suspension, widely considered as the best configuration for the front, is modelled closely on the F-Type’s for precise handling and steering response, and it is combined with the Integral Link suspension at the rear, provides a near 50:50 weight distribution.
The new XF’s Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) offers outstanding feedback, control and immediate power assistance for total control at speed and comprehensive assistance during slow manoeuvring.
Jaguar’s All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), a low-speed cruise control that automatically manages the brakes and the throttle to deliver the best possible traction, whatever the weather, is a very useful safety feature in slippery conditions.
The All-new XF is 4,954mm long: at 2,960mm the wheelbase is 51mm longer than before, the front overhang 66mm shorter. Rear seat space is class-leading with 15mm more legroom, 24mm more kneeroom and up to 27mm more headroom than before. Aerodynamics are also superior: the drag coefficient drops from 0.29 to just 0.26.
The All-new XF’s cabin blends contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and state-of-the art technology, with features such as a reconfigurable 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster as an option, and the InControl Touch infotainment system,.
Below are some visuals of the Jaguar XF Prestige. Click on the individual pic to view a larger version.
Below are some visuals of the Jaguar XF Sport. Click on the individual pic to view a larger version.
For more information, head over to www.jaguar.com.my or visit authorised Jaguar dealers – SISMA Auto Glenmarie, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion Petaling Jaya, and SISMA Auto Kuala Lumpur.