The current generation Jaguar XF was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale in March 2008. It turned out to be quite a successful model, but times have changed, and so shall the XF. Jaguar has already announced that they will be offering a facelifted version of the XF in 2011, but it’s the model that will be presented after that, in 2015, that has caught our attention.
The 2015 Jaguar XF will come with some radical changes. First, it will switch to an entirely new platform, then it will get a new exterior design. But the change that is the most trendy will be the new hybrid drive system that will be found under the hood.
Tata Motors confirmed a while ago that all the Jaguar models will feature light weight aluminum bodies: "Jaguar and Land Rover is planning to have all its future cars constructed with light weight aluminum bodies resulting in considerable savings in weight, and reduction in CO2 emissions." The first model that saw this change was the Jaguar XJ , and the XF will follow.
Hit the jump to read more about the future generation Jaguar XF.
Exterior and interior
The current Jaguar XF was the first model to adopt Jaguar’s new design language, and everyone seemed to be impressed with it. But with every model launched, this design language has improved so it’s no wonder that the future XF will adopt an entirely new exterior. Expect to see a Jaguar XJ , but as a smaller version.
The current generation Jaguar XF is offered with a choice of two engines: a 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 and a 4.2-liter supercharged V8. In naturally-aspirated form, the XF develops 300bhp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The supercharged version uses a highly efficient rotor-type supercharger that develops 420bhp and 408 lb.-ft. of torque. But things are going to change for the next generation.
The next XF will be built on Jaguar’s new Premium Lightweight Architecture, the same one used for the XJ and the XK. It will also be offered in two drive options for the first time: rear-drive and four-wheel drive.
Also, for the first time, the XF will be offered with a hybrid system. This system was already previewed by Jaguar with the FHSPV system unveiled a while ago. This system will increase the engine’s output by 80HP and will help reduce fuel consumption by 20%.
The Jaguar XF’s main competitors, such as the Audi A6 and BMW 5-Series, are all going to see their new generation models by the time the XF goes on sale, so expect to see some stiff competition in this auto segment.
When Can I Buy One?
The second generation Jaguar XF will make its official debut at a major auto show in 2014 and sales will begin in early 2015.