British luxury car maker Jaguar has scheduled the launch of the second generation XF sedan in the country towards the end of August. The company, owned by Tata Motors, had showcased the new sedan at Auto Expo 2016 in February.
The XF is based on the new aluminium-intensive iQ platform that also underpins the XE and the F-Pace SUV. Extensive use of aluminium has resulted in huge weight reduction as compared to the first generation, and the new XF weighs just 1,687kg.
The new avatar of the XF sports the new design language of the company that made its debut with the Jaguar XE sedan. The face of the sedan has been reworked with large mesh grille, bigger air intakes and new LED headlamps with revised LED DRLs. The front and the rear bumper has been tweaked to house the changes. The tail lamps are inspired from the XE and the sedan also flaunts boot spoiler.
Inside the cabin, the dashboard and steering wheel has been updated in line with the bigger sedan, the XJ. Top spec variants of the new XF also feature 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro system with 10GB of onboard storage.
The details of the powertrain and variant of the upcoming sedan have been updated on Jaguar's India website. Like other models of Jaguar, the XF will be sold in Pure, Prestige and Portfolio variants. All the three variants will be sold with the in-line 4-cyl 2.0-litre diesel engine that develops 177bhp and 430Nm of torque. The Prestige and Portfolio variants will be available with the in-line 4-cyl 2.0-litre petrol engine as well. The petrol mill will develop 237bhp and 340Nm of torque. All the variants will be mated to eight-speed automatic transmission.
The XF will go up against the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 55 lakh to Rs. 65 lakh.