Jaguar has given us details of the facelifted XF Saloon that’s coming here in the first months of 2021.

It has a new front bumper with larger and lower air intakes for increased visual width. The front grille features a mesh design detail inspired by Jaguar’s heritage logo. The side fender vents now feature the iconic ‘Leaper’ emblem.

At the rear there’s a wider bumper and body-coloured rear upper valance, which visually lowers the car, and darkened rear light surrounds.

New seats feature wider cushioning, massage functions and enhanced coverage of the heated and cooling areas.

Open-pore wood veneers and aluminium are used in the upper door insert and full width ‘Piano lid’ that is formed across the width of the dashboard.

An embossed Jaguar Leaper features on all front headrests, while a set of ‘Est.1935 Jaguar Coventry’ upholstery tags highlight the brand’s heritage.

The interior has a centrally-mounted 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen in an elegant magnesium alloy casing.

The infotainment system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth. Wireless device charging with phone signal booster allows occupants to fast charge their smartphone.

Active Road Noise Cancellation technology monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to significantly reduce the noise heard by the occupants.

Jaguar’s latest 3D Surround Camera gives real-time viewing when manoeuvring the vehicle in tight spaces.

Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar, said: “The Jaguar XF features a new exterior design which delivers a more assertive and assured presence while the all-new interior is more luxurious, tactile and demonstrates an exceptional level of craftsmanship. The inside of the XF seamlessly integrates advanced technologies and is simply a beautiful place to be.”

Jaguar XF R-Dynamic HSE P300 AWD is priced from $100,200 plus on-road costs in Australia.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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