Jaguar updates XE, XF and F-Pace
15 February 2017
Author: James Richardson
Updates for the Jaguar XE and XF saloons, as well as the F-Pace SUV, have been announced.
The revisions include two new petrol engines - both 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder units - that produce 200 and 250hp respectively, as well as the addition of the company's 163hp 2.0-litre diesel to the F-Pace range. The XF is also now available with the 240hp twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine, as is the F-Pace.
Meanwhile, the sporty Jaguar XE S gets a power hike from 340 to 380hp form its supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6, while both the XE and XF get extra kit and some extra safety equipment.
Both are now available with hands-free boot operation - which enables you to open the boot by waving a foot under the rear bumper - as well as forward traffic detection, blind spot assist and forward vehicle guidance as standard. The XE will also get dual-view technology for the infotainment system, where the driver and passenger can see different things on the central screen.
Alongside this extra kit, the XE will now be available with a 12.3-inch TFT active instrument display that can be configured to show speed, revs and fuel levels, as well as sat-nav instructions and other important information. XF buyers will also be able to order the car with the new 240hp four-cylinder diesel. Thus equipped, it'll return up to 53.3mpg and emit 139g/km of CO2.
The addition of the 163hp 2.0-litre diesel to the F-Pace range will make it the most attractive to fleets, with CO2 emissions dropping to 126g/km, putting it in the 27% 2017/18 BIK tax band.
Buyers will also now be able to specify the new twin-turbo 240hp four-cylinder diesel in the F-Pace. With four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, it'll return up to 48.7mpg and emit 153g/km of CO2. It'll also manage 0-62mph in just 7.2 seconds. Also available is a 250hp turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
Drivers will also be able to use their car's touchscreen to select how much fuel is required and pay, as part of a new arrangement with Shell, saving time.
"These three models were important in driving us to a record performance in the UK in 2016. The XF sold almost 10,000 vehicles last year and the XE and F-Pace alone made up 62% of all Jaguar 2016 UK sales. These models are attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand and now with an extended offering this appeal can only grow," said Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar UK managing director. "It is all about giving our customers more choice. All three vehicles offer a wider range of engines and a suite of new technology, comfort and convenience enhancements that will make them even more relevant for UK buyers."