Jaguar Sends 100,000 XF To Russia
The car is being sent to the Russian Federation to the Artex dealership. All the dealer has to do now is wait for one lucky customer to get a piece of automotive history, not to mention a fantastic rival to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Since the company is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year, Jaguar has decided to award the owner of this very special XF a 100,000th certificate and a trip for two to the United Kingdom.
During their time in the UK, the winners will get a chance to see how Jaguar’s are made, visit the museum of cars that can make even the most unenthusiastic visitor smile with appreciation.
In Russia, Jaguar XF’s are given a variety of engine options. The first is a 3.0-liter gasoline powered V6, while diesel fans are offered up a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 with two turbochargers. The other motors include 5.0-liter gasoline V8 with direct injection and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 for the high performance XFR.
The XF was first shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and the sales of the vehicle began in March of 2008. In the United States, the sedan kicked off the 2009 model year and had a base MSRP of $49,975.
When it went on sale, it was one of the most beautiful Jaguar’s ever created. It features a new aggressively sculpted grille that goes back to the 1968 XJ. The trunk lid has kept the typical S-Type chrome blade.
While the exterior was something to behold, the interior was a work of art. Unlike the S-Type, the XF has no cloth seating option, as even the most basic model came with leather. The dash featured real wood that has been joined by aluminum trim to give it a more modern look. Another departure from the traditional Jaguar cabin ambiance is the use of pale-blue backlighting to the instruments, switchgear, and around major control panels.
In January 2008, the XF was awarded What Car? Car of the Year award, as well as taking away the prize in the executive car category. It won the executive car category again in 2009