Jaguar has released new facelifted variants of the XF and XFR at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The new models look cleaner and more elegant owing to the clearing up of some lines and an all new headlamp design.
The new 2012 Jaguar XF is being brought in line with the new XJ, with a few design cues from the original C-XF Concept, especially up front with the new and sleeker headlamp designs that incorporate LED daytime running lights arranged in a distinctive Jaguar ‘J-Blade’ signature.
The 2012 Jaguar XF benefits from revisions to the grille, hood, and front fenders, which incorporate new triangular side vents, while Jaguar also added larger tail lamps with full-LEDs for stop, tail light and turn signal functions. In addition, the trunk lid trim has also been redesigned. The XFR’s newly styled bumpers and alloy wheels complete the exterior makeover.
Now, since the Jaguar XF and XFR are almost identical in design that it is difficult for the untrained eye to distinguish between them. The side air intakes on the XFR are bigger than the ones on the XF. Also, these intakes on the XFR are completely surrounded by a chrome perimeter, that’s not the case with the XF. Also, one unmistakable feature on the XFR is the four exhaust pipes as against the single exhaust pipe on the XF.
Jaguar is also introducing a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder AJ-i4D turbo diesel, capable of churning out 190HP and 450Nm of peak torque, linked to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine will be capable of hitting the 60mph in 8 seconds with a top speed of over 225 km/h.