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Jaguar Shows off All the Aluminum Used in the 2016 XF

April 10, 2015 rednoland Jaguar Tags: , , , ,

Jaguar chose to use the recent NY International Auto Show to demonstrate the 2016 Jaguar XF. The new car has plenty of notable changes, but the most important of all is the increased use of aluminum in both the body and the frame to make it more lightweight and ridged. The XF is supposed to launch at the end of the year and when it does buyers will enjoy having a vehicle that relies heavily on lightweight aluminum for its construction.

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Improved Look

While I wouldn’t call the new look of the 2016 Jaguar XF revolutionary, it is clearly improved even if those improvements are pretty subtle.  Sleeker, nice lines on front, led headlamps, The car body is a bit sleeker with more pronounced lines up front to help bring out the LED headlamps a bit more. Overall it just looks a bit more like a coupe with a nice streamlined shape.

More Streamlined

Jaguar went through great lengths to improve the aerodynamics of the latest XF model. They included air vents in the front bumper of the vehicle to allow more airflow and to circulate air over the front wheels. The automaker also redesigned both the roof and bonnet of the vehicle for reduced drag. To top it all off the front end of the vehicle is more vertical than before and there’s a shorter front overhang for improved airflow overall.

Increased Aluminum Construction

The improved aerodynamics should help make the vehicle more efficient, and the improved looks are nice, but what buyers should really take note of is the increasingly aluminum construction of the vehicle. All of the aluminum used throughout the body and the frame resulted in weight savings of about 265 lbs. between this model and the last. Much of the body is made of aluminum, and parts of the frame are made from a mix of aluminum and high-strength steel and magnesium alloys. Not only is the body of the vehicle significantly lighter, but it’s also 28 percent stiffer than the previous model for improved driving dynamics.

Quieter Ride

One of the best things about many luxury vehicles is how quiet they are inside. Jaguar is working to improve sound deadening capabilities further and they made the XF even quieter. In order to block out more road noise Jaguar used a new analysis technique and added heat-expanding foam into the cabin. These two measures create a noticeably quieter ride in an already quiet vehicle.

Tech Gadgets

Like any modern Jaguar the 2016 XF comes with a slew of advanced driving features and systems. The car has electric power assisted steering that’s designed to compensate for roadway irregularities. The system helps make steering feel more fluid. The car has a traffic sign recognition system that helps make the driver aware of the current speed based on what local speed limit signs say. The system works using a small camera built into the front of the vehicle. The XF has an auto emergency braking system and comes with an adaptive dynamics system that helps the vehicle maintain good stable handling characteristics in adverse weather and other less than ideal driving situations.

When the XF 2016 is released later this year it should be a noticeable improvement to last year’s model. It’s lighter, more powerful and better designed for efficiency. Not to mention that the car’s more attractive to look at making it quite the overall package.

A Look at the 2015 Jaguar XF

September 3, 2014 rednoland Jaguar Tags: , , , 0 Comments

Jaguar recently released photos and information about the 2015 Jaguar XF and the vehicle looks like it has a lot to offer to drivers who can appreciate performance vehicles with a classic look. This car delivers more of the same when it comes to styling and a lot of great performance features to be excited about.

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Power and Performance

When you pick up the Jaguar XF you get four different powertrain options to choose from. The four engines deliver 240 HP, 340HP, 510 HP and 550 HP respectively giving you a wide range of performance options to choose from. Each of these vehicles is coupled with an eight cylinder transmission providing smooth shifting and excellent acceleration.

At the bottom of the range the XF is still quick, but it doesn’t come with the same thrill as the top end cars do. You can drive comfortably in traffic and speed up on the highway without wanting for more power, but you probably won’t ever want to take this car near the track. At the top end you get a deep rumbling engine and a massive amount of torque for screeching acceleration and pulse-pounding performance. The price difference between the entry level engine at $69,000 and the top level XFR-S trim package at $106,643 is massive, but so is the difference in performance and features.

A Quality Interior

The XF interior is what you would expect from a Jaguar even down at the entry level trim packages.
The interior is a mixture of supple leathers and soft touch materials. The steering wheel, doors and dash are all decorated with a mixture of chrome and hardwood materials giving the car a very classy look. Jaguar nicely fuses a classic design with modern features giving the car a style all its own.

Room for Cargo

The XF comes with ample storage space for groceries, luggage or anything else that you might want to carry around. With 500 liters or 17.6 cubic feet of storage space you won’t have to worry about where you’ll keep basic items when taking trips or doing your daily errands.

Safety

This latest Jaguar is fitted with excellent safety features to help you stay safe while out on the road. Not only does it stand up to safety tests admirably, but it comes with features like electronic stability control and traction control to help steady the vehicle in poor driving conditions. It’s also fitted with a side blind zone alert system letting you know when approaching cars are in your blind spots, and an adaptive cruise control that lets you comfortably cruise on the highway without stepping on the brakes for every driver that decides to slow down in front of you.

While this vehicle is thrilling to drive around it probably isn’t going to be your daily driver in the colder months. If you’re looking for a strong all-year vehicle the 2015 Jaguar XF probably isn’t the right option for you even at the lower power levels thanks to its rear-wheel drive. It does make a very formidable driver when the weather’s nice. If you’re looking for a thrilling vehicle with power to keep you on the edge of your seat the 2015 Jaguar XF fits the bill perfectly.