Large updates for Jaguar XF and F-Tempo to comply with new XE

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Sweeping upgrades for XF vary subsequent on the agenda, whereas XE S won’t return for facelifted mannequin

Jaguar will comply with up the not too long ago revealed XE with equally intensive modifications for the XF later this 12 months and F-Tempo SUV, due early subsequent 12 months.

Talking to Autocar on the new XE’s unveiling, senior product planning supervisor Wayne Darley mentioned the XF was “the subsequent precedence”. 

“In case you take a look at when these two automobiles [XF and F-Pace] went on sale – late 2015 and early 2016 – that offers you a good suggestion of the timings”. 

Autocar understands the 2020 model-year XF shall be revealed within the second half of this 12 months, earlier than occurring sale in late autumn. The F-Tempo, nonetheless, is tipped to obtain upgrades for the beginning of subsequent 12 months.

The modifications shall be as important because the XE, with advanced exterior appears to be like however important cabin upgrades, specializing in a considerable enhance in perceived high quality and new know-how options. Just like the smaller saloon, the XF and F-Tempo are prone to undertake options from the I-Tempo, together with a brand new secondary central display screen for the local weather management capabilities and a brand new steering wheel. 

Each automobiles may even be a part of the XE in receiving RDE2-compliant diesel engines, which Darley mentioned required a “large push” on the engineering aspect to make sure the XE was the primary automotive in its class to market with the ultra-efficient engines forward of an emissions regulation change in 2021. 

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What stays unclear, nonetheless, is whether or not the XF S and F-Tempo S will return. The brand new XE will now not be out there with the supercharged V6 S variant for the remainder of its lifecycle, whereas V6 petrol and diesel variations of the F-Tempo and XF are now not on sale. 

Jaguar Land Rover has simply launched a brand new inline six-cylinder petrol engine within the Vary Rover Sport, however with the XE S axed because of sluggish gross sales it stays to be seen whether or not that engine will return to the bigger fashions. 

Darley confirmed that examples of the long-awaited F-Tempo SVR will lastly arrive in sellers in April, properly over a 12 months for the reason that automotive’s reveal. The V8-powered Porsche Macan rival was apparently delayed after engineers determined modifications to the automotive’s set-up have been required, however Autocar additionally understands there was a components provide challenge. 

Learn extra:

Bolder appears to be like, classier cabin, extra tech for 2019 Jaguar XE

Perception: Q&A with Ian Callum, Jaguar design director

 


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