Jaguar has introduced its facelifted XF sedan at the New York show, and leading the list of changes are cosmetic enhancements which bring the car’s exterior in-line with the design language introduced on the flagship XJ.

Revisions to the grille, hood, and front fenders, which incorporate new triangular side vents, give the car a more muscular appearance. Three front fascia and lower rear valance treatments differentiate between model levels, and the XF Supercharged hood is fitted with louvers featuring the “supercharged” script, while the XFR gets styling upgrades that further differentiate it from the other XF models.

Also new are bi-function HID xenon headlamps, which incorporate LED daytime running lights arranged in a distinctive Jaguar ‘J-Blade’ signature. Over at the back, the tail lamps have also been redesigned and now extend onto the central portion of the trunk lid, and feature LED lighting for stop, tail and turn signal function.

A revised trunk lid trim with a gloss black lower edge separates the tail lamps, and the trunk also features a power latch on all models. Elsewhere, three new colour shades and an expanded selection of alloy wheels, ranging from 18- to 20-inch units round off the revised exterior styling.


The old, and the new

The interior has also been updated, with changes coming in the form of new trim shades, seats, audio systems and instrument panel. The revised front and rear seats incorporate a ‘hoop’ design element on the seat and backrest that improves both appearance and support, and feature a choice of new colour combinations and veneers.

Trim-wise, the centre console, dashboard, and steering wheel get a new colour scheme, where buttons and switchgear are now in dressed in black, and the ‘Tungsten’ finish has been replaced by a more contemporary ‘Aurora’ theme.

Elsewhere, the instrument cluster information display is now a full-colour TFT unit, which offers greater resolution and clarity, and the seven-inch touchscreen now comes with a new polarizing filter for improved contrast – it also features a revised graphics palette, as well as additional buttons below the screen to switch instantly between different functions.

As for infotainment changes, three new audio systems are to be found, headed by an optional 1200 watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound system. Lastly, the hard-drive based satellite navigation system now offers multiple connection options, with two USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity now on for the ride.

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