The 2015 Jaguar XF a break from the watered-down copycat
The all-new 2015 Jaguar XF is a sport sedan that will go head-to-head with the other sedans from BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Audi, and Lexus. But they hope the electronically controlled AWD (all-wheel drive) system will help sales in the colder weather markets, after all most of the other competition already has some type of 4-wheel drive assistance. What will the XF possess that will make it rise to the top of this lineup and can Jaguar impress those who are in the market to buy a new sedan?
The forums, blogs, and other social media sites are full of critics who don’t want to see Jaguar dilute the styling and design down just to meet the demand of the market. Jaguar owners enjoy driving their car because they like the unique style of the British car they have grown to love. So many car manufacturers have caved in to the same old cookie cutter designs and it is beginning to show. Consumers who drive a Jaguar want to stand out in the crowd and don’t want to be mistaken for a Hyundai or a Kia (no offence to these brands, the styling has come a long way in a short time). They are screaming for the days when the Jaguar they were driving would turns heads at every stop light and took a long time before the car became dated.
The video below showcases a few of the special features of the all-new Jaguar XF you might have missed:
I won’t bore you with all the technical jargon but this new cat knows how to stay on its feet with all sorts of terms like Instinctive AWD, pre-load, optimized traction, transfer of weight and torque. The AWD version of the XF will be sold exclusively with the 3.0 liter supercharged V-6 and come packing 340 horsepower and 332 lb. ft. of torque in the usable 3500 to 5000 rpm range. That much torque and the AWD system should come in handy on those cold northern nights when you are headed to that Christmas dinner. And just to make sure you arrive on time, the XF is also equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters that will help you scamper from zero to 60 mph in just under 5.5 seconds. (Don’t forget this is a sizable sedan weighing in at 4385 lbs.)
Time will tell if Jaguar’s hard work will pays off with this new 2015 XF, but you can rest assured that the styling and sophistication that made the brand what it is today will continue to impress the crowds, as long as they listen to the loyal fans.