Jaguar Teases The Next-Generation XF, New Platform, XE-Inspired LooksAuto News
Next week, Jaguar will take the wraps off of its second-generation XF saloon. The British company will organise an outlandish stunt for the reveal but for the meanwhile, they’ve only provided these two ‘teaser’ images to go by.
Completely new from the ground up, it will shed its Ford DEW platform in favour of the brand’s aluminium-intensive architecture that promises a lighter package, and incorporates certain design elements from its younger sibling, the XE.
Director of Design at Jaguar, Ian Callum said, “I believe the all-new XF will be the best looking car in its class.” With competition from other models such as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Audi A6, those are very bold claims indeed.
Inside, the dashboard has been revealed in full, which also draws upon the XE but appears to exude a more premium and clean look about it with more luxurious materials used.
Jaguar did not provide any information on the powertrain line-up but it is already expected to be offered with the company’s new Ingenium four-cylinder turbocharged engines as well as V6 and V8 units.
The all-new XF will make its motor show debut in New York next month.
As for the reveal itself, it’s nothing fancy really. Jaguar plans to have British stuntman Jim Dowdall perform a world first high-wire water crossing in the all-new Jaguar XF. The short drive across two 34 mm-diameter wires suspended high above water is how the company intends to “highlight the lightweight and agile credentials of the new XF.”
For those interested in this feat, it will be streamed globally on jaguar.com/newxf at 3:00 am local time on 25 March.