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2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Jaguar XF

You have to look a little hard at the outside of the new Jaguar XF before you start to pick up the tweaks the designers have performed on the 2021 model.  The new Jaguar XF  offers a front grille that has been made slightly wider, while the DRLs within the LED headlights now feature a double ‘J’ profile.  The air intakes beneath the headlights look taller than before and the bumper splitter has been redesigned.  At the back of the new XF the rear bumper has also been reformed slightly, with a new contrasting black section highlighted by a silver stripe.  I, for one, absolutely love the Jaguar XF!  It’s a car that looks classy and oozes style.  It’s a car that people notice you in; noticing you because of the XF’s eye-catching lines and premium road presence.

2021 Jaguar XF

Open the door and climb inside a 2021 model and the new XF boasts more noticeable changes over the outgoing model.  The changes have taken place predominantly across the dash; the biggest change coming in the form of a totally revamped infotainment system.  In the centre of the dashboard sits an 11.4-inch curved touchscreen, and it runs with Jaguar’s latest Pivi Pro software.  The new software delivers awesome new graphics and menus and adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for all 2021 Jaguar XF models.  A digital driver’s display is now standard across the range.  Cabin styling uses plenty of rushed aluminium, wood trimmings and rather special laser-etched audio speaker grilles.  You do feel like you’ve slipped into a premium upmarket vehicle that delivers a luxury style that’s on a par with Audi, Lexus, Mercedes and BMW but has its own bravura that makes it lovable and unique.

So, more on the touchscreen: I love the curved nature of the screen, which enhances the graphics for drivers of all shapes and sizes.  To use, it has nice sharp response times and is very easy to flick between functions and to navigate through.  Having both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offers wider appeal.  As far as the audio package goes, the stereo sound has gorgeous tones and provides classic concert-like musical enjoyment.

Modern technology runs rife through the new XF, and the sedan is extremely well equipped.  2021 sees the new XF boast an actively-silenced interior featuring wider, more comfortable massaging seats, a new dashboard with a curved-glass infotainment screen and head-up display.  The comprehensive safety kit includes high and low-speed autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, active blind-spot assist and auto parking.

The Jaguar XF offers plenty of seat comfort; the only one who might feel a bit cramped will be the one sitting in the middle of the rear seat.  Four adults easily find travelling in a new XF spacious and comfortable but it will take five.  Just like the driver’s seat, the front passenger can easily find the right position for the journey, with electric height and backrest angle adjustment as standard, along with electrically adjustable lumbar support.  Audi’s A6 feels roomier, while the boot space in a new Jag XF offers 460 litres in the sedan and well over 600 litres in the station wagon.  An electric boot lid comes as standard across the range.  Sedans offer a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat design, and this is definitely handy with longer cargo items.

Out on the road the Jaguar XF has always been a sparkling performer with precise steering and athletic road holding.  This newest version doesn’t stray away from this characteristic, so driving enthusiasts will love the way the XF can hustle superbly down a back road.  At higher speeds, an XF is a lovely quiet car, especially with those riding on smaller rims.

The 2021 Jaguar XF can come with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol delivering 250 hp (186 kW) in the UK or a 300 hp (224 kW) motor that has plenty of pace (0-100 km/h in around 6 seconds) for UK and Australia.  Those who want diesel will have to move to the UK because the 2.0 turbo-diesel option with 204 hp (152 kW) won’t be available here in Australia – at least for now.  AWD is therefore standard on the P300 model that is currently sold in Australia.  The smooth and efficient eight-speed automatic gearbox is a beauty.  Older versions of the XF came out with raucous V6 and V8 engines but these are no longer available in a day-and-age of the climate change protestor who stands on arguments made from rather debatable science.  However, don’t go thinking that the P300 is a slouch because it is definitely not.  With 400 Nm of torque, 224 kW of power, a nimble AWD chassis and a slick 8-speed auto, this set-up has the goods for superb driver entertainment and pace.

Should you buy one?  My answer would be most definitely, particularly if you’re on the lookout for a new luxury sedan that rivals an A6, can be had for less than $120k and runs like the wind.  If, like me, you love the Jaguar XF looks, then the new 2021 Jaguar XF offers comfortable, stylish and safe transport that is plenty quick and very rewarding.  ANCAP testing has given the XF the full 5-stars.

2021 Jaguar XF

The 2021 Jaguar XF models include the:

  • XF P300 R-Dynamic HSE

For any more information on a new Jaguar XF or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Jaguar dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!