For the upcoming model year the Jaguar XF has received the changes necessary for it to succeed the XE and XJ as the sole sedan in the company’s overall lineup. That is, until the next-gen, electrified XJ arrives.
The alterations to the XF may be minor, but what the succession indicates is a more general and fairly dramatic change to how Jag presents itself to the buying public. SUVs and crossovers continue to take the day, and too many sedan options can represent a hole in the profit margin of any contemporary automaker.
The XF’s exterior changes include a more graceful rear gradient, and a new grille and new headlamps up front. But most of the changes for the 2021 XF are cabin and performance-oriented. Inside the car, controls are digitized, and Jag’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system makes navigation, media and comfort adjustments that much easier to negotiate; an updated sound system courtesy of fellow British hi-fi firm Meridian is standard equipment.
Under the hood, a 2L, turbocharged, 246-horsepowerfour is standard, but can be tuned to 296 HP. Both rear and AWD drivetrains are available for the standard tuning, but the bump up in power is only available with an AWD configuration.
The 2021 Jaguar XF will be in dealerships early in the New Year. Price starts at $52K.