Jaguar has been having a great deal of success with their new F-Type in terms of media attention and impressive orders, so it’s only obvious that they would want to capitalize on this and offer a minor update to one of their other models, the XF.
Don’t expect anything major from the Jaguar XF updates, because they are just tweaks. The company has worked their magic on the entry-level engine to make it more fuel-efficient and there has also been an update to the sat-nav.
Auto Express explains that the engine improvements are for the XF and XF Sportbrake models, so now the 2.2-liter diesel engine produces 161 horsepower, but will give off less CO2 emissions. Okay, as you know this is the same power output as the previous engine, but instead of 55.4mpg, the revised engine now offers 57.7mpg.
CO2 emissions were 135g/km, and this has also been reduced to 129g/km, although still not as impressive as the BMW 520d, which only gives off 119g/km.
Not certain if an upgrade to the engine and the sat-nav counts as an upgrade or not, although if you do not have to pay any extra for these changes, then who are we to moan?
It’s hard to know if these changes will help sales of the XF, but we do know that the F-Type does not need any help in that department, as the new model is well on its way to selling out all its production models for the rest of the year.