Coventry Motors Corporation, the official distributor of Jaguar in the Philippines, has just unveiled the refreshed 2021 Jaguar XF midsize luxury sedan. The XF receives a minor exterior refresh, while the interior is comprehensively updated with better materials, improved build quality, and more connected technologies.
The facelifted 2021 Jaguar XF midsize luxury car gets a new, larger front grille that’s flanked by a pair of slimmer LED headlights with “Double J” daytime running lights. New, sportier bumpers are also added to the XF, along with a new rear bumper and new LED taillights. The side profile remains unchanged, though the small changes enhanced the assertive look of the XF. Because this is the S P250 variant, 18-inch wheels come as standard.
Whereas the exterior design has seen a slight redesign, it’s the interior that receives the most changes. As a matter of fact, the dash and door panels are all-new. The main highlight of the 2021 Jaguar XF’s interior is its new 11.4-inch curved glass touch screen that runs Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro operating system. This works in conjunction with the 12.3-inch digital gauges. Jaguar claims that the new infotainment system allows drivers to access 90 percent of common tasks from the home screen in just two taps. The vehicle’s electronic architecture allows support for over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Other interior features for the 2021 Jaguar XF include a new design for the electronic gear shifter, which ditches the rotary knob layout of the previous models, along with an updated Meridian surround sound system. The system consists of 12 speakers and 1 subwoofer and delivers 400W of power. There is also a new Active Noise Cancellation that lets the speakers emit opposite phase sound waves needed to remove the noise heard by the occupants. Cabin occupancy is monitored, with the system continuously optimizing performance to deliver the best possible experience for everyone.
The S P250 variant currently being offered gets a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 250 hp and 365 Nm of torque, which is much more than what the BMW 520i Sport and Mercedes-Benz E 200 AMG Line offers. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. With this powertrain configuration, 0-100 kph happens in just 6.2 seconds.
A 48-volt mild-hybrid diesel powertrain is also coming soon, and this engine makes 204 hp and 430 Nm of torque, with 0-100 kph happening in just 7.6 seconds with this powertrain.
As for safety, the 2021 Jaguar XF is equipped with a 3D and 360-degree surround-view camera that comes as standard, along with lane keeping assist, torque vectoring by braking, just to name a few.
The 2021 Jaguar XF is now on sale in the Philippines with a price tag of P4,590,000 for the S P250 variant.