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Two new editions have been added to the Jaguar XF – the Sport and SE Business models
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24 January 2012

Two new editions have been added to the Jaguar XF range, the SE Business and Sport, priced from £31,500 and £34,950 respectively.

The Jaguar XF SE Business is based on the recently announced 161bhp variant of the 2.2-litre diesel engine. It gets sat-nav and a seven-inch touchscreen in addition to the standard specification, which includes start-stop, a 400W sound system with DAB digital radio, leather and suedecloth seats and bi-Xenon headlights.

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The Jaguar XF Sport model is based on the more powerful 187bhp version of the 2.2-litre oilburner. This car gets the full aerodynamic pack first introduced on the Diesel S, which includes a revised front bumper, a black grille element, side sill extensions, a rear boot lid spoiler and a black rear valance.

Inside, the Sport features half leather suedecloth seats with electric driver and passenger adjustment, piano black trim with ‘Sport’ decals on the centre console and stainless steel foot pedals. The car also has a heated front windscreen and front seats, a front parking aid plus a reversing camera and 60/40 folding rear seats.

Both the Jaguar XF SE Business and Sport can be ordered now.

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supermanuel 25 January 2012

Re: New Jaguar XF variants launched

Ski Kid wrote:
With the exception of Rolls Royce and their Ghost I think sales of all saloon luxury cars are far less than 5 to 10 years ago

Absolutely right. The only place that sees an increase in demand for large luxury cars is, inevitably, China. In China JLR does not struggle...

"Sales of Jaguars and Land Rovers soared 61 per cent in China last year and the total number is closing in on the UK sales figure.
The Birmingham Post reported last week that JLR sold more than 51,000 cars in the UK in 2011, in spite of a 16 per cent fall in Jaguar sales.
Meanwhile, China sales exceeded 42,000 units for the first time in 2011, according to China Daily, surpassing its 2011 target for exports to China of 40,000 vehicles.


JLR had opened 100 dealerships across China by the end of 2011 but claims also that demand is so great for some of its models – including the newly released Evoque – that mainland Chinese motorists are having to wait for up to a year for delivery of their orders."

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It's not so great in USA at the moment either...

"Jaguar's U.S. sales for the year were down 8 percent to 12,276 units, from 13,340 in 2010. The volume leader for 2011 was the Jaguar XF with 5,303 sales. The Jaguar XJ hit 5,235 sales, up 22 percent from 4,278 sales in 2010. The Jaguar XK coupe and convertible had a stable year with 1,738 sales, down 18 percent from 2,137 in 2010. For the month of December, Jaguar XF sales were up 23 percent with 601 units sold from 489 in 2010."

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As far as Europe & UK is concerned, all I can hope is that sales of the XF 2.2 have not had long enough to factor in 2011's sales figures. Range expansion is the only way to survive now. Jaguar needs an X-Type and it needs it quickly. It needs an XF wagon about 2 years ago. It needs AWD options on the entire range to cater for the NA market. It needs to stop fannying around with the CX-75 and concentrate on the cars that will secure it's future.

To say that they have been tardy with the development of the XF range is an understatement of epic proportions. Let's hope they don't keep making such mistakes.

jer 25 January 2012

Re: New Jaguar XF variants launched

Wilkodesign wrote:
Speaking to my brother who works at JLR export sales at Gaydon at the weekend. Unfortunately Jaguar sales are well off target, with the XJ sales being a disaster.
Sad to hear, that market must be so conservative. I'd have the Jag over the staid competitors all day every day. To me it's pretty avant garde. Still their loss maybe my gain I will be able to afford one sooner rather than later. Just not sure it will fit in my garage.

jer 25 January 2012

Re: New Jaguar XF variants launched

The Special One wrote:
Yes, the Maserati Quattroporte.
The one parked near my house this morning looked less stylish owning to damage from an engine fire.

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