Jaguar’s facelifted XF sedan was officially introduced by Sisma Auto earlier today. Three variant forms of the new arrival are available, the base 3.0 V6 petrol and 3.0 V6 Diesel S as well as the range-topping XFR 5.0 V8 Supercharged, though the introduction made today was with the 3.0 litre petrol and diesel jobs.

The facelift gives the XF a series of cosmetic enhancements that bring the car’s exterior in-line with the design language introduced on the flagship XJ. The front fascia and lower rear valance treatments differ between model levels, but in general the grille and hood have been revised, as have the front fenders, which now sport new triangular side vents. As befits its status, the supercharged XFR features styling cues that differentiate it from the other XFs.

In terms of powertrain outputs, the AJ-V6 Gen III petrol has 238 PS at 6,800 rpm and 293 Nm at 4,100 rpm, and this is good enough to give it a 0-100 km/h time of 8.3 seconds. Meanwhile, the AJ-V6D Gen III S diesel mill offers 275 PS at 4,000 rpm and double the torque of the petrol unit, with 600 Nm at 2,000 rpm. It’s faster than the petrol variant to the century, doing it in 6.4 seconds.

As for the XFR, the familiar 5.0 litre AJ-V8 Gen III R supercharged lump puts out 510 PS at 6,000 to 6,500 rpm and 635 Nm at 2,500 rpm right through to 5,500 rpm, and these numbers are good enough to give the XFR a sub five-second performance from standstill to 100 km/h, specifically 4.9 seconds. All three model versions, which are equipped with six-speed auto gearboxes, have their top speed limited to 250 km/h.

Besides the revisions to the bodywork, new to the car are bi-function HID xenon headlamps, which incorporate LED daytime running lights that are shaped in a Jaguar ‘J-Blade’ fashion, and the LED tail lights are also new, reworked to extend towards the central portion of the trunk lid. The boot gets a power latch across the model range, and also wears a revised trunk lid trim, with a gloss black lower edge separating the tail lamps.

At the car’s official global launch at last year’s New York Auto Show, three new exterior shades were also introduced to the palette, and the alloy wheel selection has also been increased, with new offerings ranging from 18- to 20-inch units available for the car.

The cabin also gets updated, with changes coming in the form of new trim shades, seats, audio systems and instrument panel. Trim-wise, the centre console, dashboard, and steering wheel are dressed in a new colour scheme, with buttons and switchgear now in black. Additionally, the ‘Tungsten’ finish has been replaced by a more contemporary ‘Aurora’ theme.

The front and rear seats have also been revised, and feature a choice of new colour combinations and veneers. Elsewhere, the instrument cluster information display is now a full-colour TFT unit, and the seven-inch touchscreen now comes with a new polarising filter for improved contrast and reworked buttons below the screen, allowing for easier and clearer function selection.

A choice of three new audio systems abound, with the list headed by an optional 1,200 watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound system, and safety equipment includes front and side curtain airbags, CBC and brake assist.

In terms of pricing, the XF 3.0 V6 goes for RM488,888, the XF 3.0 Diesel S for RM509,888, and the XFR 5.0 V8 Supercharged is a mere snip at RM888,888, all prices excluding road tax and insurance.