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Luxurious XF gives Jaguar competitive edge

By David Ogah
26 February 2015   |   11:00 pm
THE Jaguar XF is certainly the model that redefined the Jaguar range. This fact is made obvious with the design direction and details of the new XE model which mirrors the XF DNA.    According to Aregbeshola Cletus, the Jaguar Landrover Brand Manager for Coscharis, it all makes sense especially as the XF is the…


THE Jaguar XF is certainly the model that redefined the Jaguar range. This fact is made obvious with the design direction and details of the new XE model which mirrors the XF DNA.

   According to Aregbeshola Cletus, the Jaguar Landrover Brand Manager for Coscharis, it all makes sense especially as the XF is the model that gave Jaguar a refined weapon with which to take the fight to competition.

   The Jaguar XF is as alive inside as it is outside. Settle into XF and the softly pulsing ‘start’ button greets you. Push and the engine engages, XF wakes. Even as you lift your finger, the precision-milled aluminium JaguarDrive Selector™ rises snuggly into the palm of your hand. The engine gently throbs as the air vents, invisible until needed, roll open in unison and cool Phosphor blue halo lighting ignites to pick out the interior controls.

   Ergonomically optimised, XF’s cabin is a space both contemporary and luxurious, created to focus on driver and passenger needs and to excite the senses. Comfort and quality reign supreme with form hugging seats, real wood veneers, Piano Black finishers and aluminium surfaces. The seats are dedicated to your driving pleasure, with form-hugging supple leathers complemented by a dashboard that is made of a crisp contemporary aluminium surfaces and classic real wood veneers.

   From the premium floor carpet and side trims to the polished stainless steel finishers, there is luxuriousness throughout XF. Thoughtful design encompasses every feature. The steering wheel position adjusts at the touch of a button, along with the seat and mirror. These settings can be memorised for different drivers. XF welcomes you to the drive ahead.

   Minimalist sweeping lines give the cabin a contemporary elegance, with every aspect ergonomically tailored. A wide range of luxurious touches ensures a revitalising experience, helping you to arrive at your destination feeling as fresh as when you left. Numerous interior options await your selection.

   This varies from Warm Charcoal/Red Zone soft grain leather seats with a Warm Charcoal soft grain leather facia and a Red Zone contrast stitch accompanied by Knurled Aluminium with Piano Black veneers, to Barley soft grain leather seats with a soft grain Truffle upper facia with Knurled Aluminium with Gloss Rich Oak veneers, as well as many possibilities in between. The XF boasts of some of the most finely crafted, highest quality materials in the world to create the perfect cabin.

   If the internal elements of the XF remain very pleasing to the eye – its exterior exudes poise, confidence, pace and strength.  

   A mid-life facelift to the current model, primarily focused on a reshaping of the front and rear lamps, wrought a much bigger change than might have been expected and endowed the already elegantly-crafted XF with an even more appealing look. Few cars manage to combine the dual role of luxury conveyance and sporty saloon with such aplomb.

   With its glowing Bi-function HID headlamps, outlined with crystal white daytime running LEDs, and its toned bodyshape, XF always looks ready for action. Its primed, nose-down, attitude, power vents and aerodynamic lines are more than an athletic pose, they’ve been precision-honed through exhaustive design testing to perfect XF’s air flow efficiency. Each curve and contour has been refined to produce top aerodynamic performance, helping to improve fuel consumption and emissions. Beautiful, intense, potent; first XF captures your imagination and then your heart. 

   The delivery capacity of the Jaguar XF cannot be overemphasized. Call it an iron fist in a velvet glove if you will, but thanks to turbocharging and Supercharging, there’s no lag at all, the power is delivered with creamy smoothness.

   No-one can complain about reaching 100 km/h in a scant 5.6 seconds, but most impressive of all is the XF’s consummate open road cruising ability. 120 km/h feels like a crawl as the engine’s smooth hum barely penetrates the cabin.

   Happily, Jaguar’s engineers haven’t killed all the rev sound though. Give the XF a load of welly and an appropriate snarl emanates from under the elegant bonnet while the large chromed dual exhaust outlets emit a typically smooth six-cylinder thrum.

   Despite the presence of supercharging, Jaguar XF feels more responsive when the revs are kept up, a characteristic which the peak torque plateau actually telegraphs.

   Power is delivered to the rear wheels via ZF’s much-lauded 8-speed automatic box which offers Drive and Sport modes (courtesy of a rising rotary actuator) as well as manual activation via wheel-mounted paddles. This gearbox delivers mostly seamless changes, is devoid of any nasty slippage and is generally responsive and intuitive, even when the paddle shifters are not used.

   As expected, the Jaguar XF rides with aplomb and succeeds in isolating its occupants from the harshness of the outside world. There’s little suggestion that overly-soft springing is employed as an underlying firmness ensures that roll and float are well controlled while more generous suspension movement is pleasantly pliant.

   Hidden in the depths of the striking wheels are huge brake discs that scrub off speed with disdain and provide just the right pedal weighting to avoid jerkiness when coming to a complete stop in town driving conditions. As you’d expect, the XF provides every safety option imaginable and even incorporates sensors in the front seats to ensure that safety belts and airbags deploy to maximum advantage.

   In the meantime, for those of you in the market for a luxurious steed spiced up by strong sporting overtones, the Jaguar XF offers a wonderfully convincing alternative to the traditional contenders in this segment. That almost indefinable “feel good” factor is very much to the fore and given the broader spread of Coscharis dealership branches (showroom and workshop) now in place, there’s no reason why that feeling shouldn’t prevail for a long, long time.

   Discover the XF’s stylish design, luxury craftsmanship, remarkable fuel economy and performance, thanks to a range of innovative technologies and Jaguar’s most efficient diesel engine ever..

    Jaguar  XF is renowned for its performance, refined drive and effortless power and offers a choice of engines to suit the needs of every driver and driving style, whether improved fuel economy or power and performance are the priority. The range includes a selection of the latest petrol units, which include 2.0 litre i4 Turbocharged Petrol powerful enough to produce an impressive 240PS; 3.0 litre V6 Supercharged (340PS) and 3.0 litre V6 Supercharged (AWD) (340PS). These are all available in any of the Coscharis dealership in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt. You can test drive either the 2.0 or 3.0 V6 model at your convenience. 

     Its  safety systems are designed to be anticipatory, utilising an array of innovative technological features to be ready for almost anything and assist the driver in dealing with the unexpected. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) maximises XF stability when it detects the wheels slipping. Electronic Brake Force Distribution measures load weight and distributes braking force to front and back wheels accordingly.

Coscharis Motors has the sole franchise to sale and service Jaguar brands in Nigeria and it boasts of a wide network of showrooms and aftersales workshops across the country.