ALL-NEW JAGUAR XF LAUNCHED IN DRAMATIC ‘HIGH-WIRE’ WATER CROSSING JOURNEY

MUSCAT: The all-new Jaguar XF has been revealed during a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district.

Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the all-new Jaguar XF 240m across a high-wire to demonstrate the new XF’s lightweight aluminium-intensive construction. The new XF is 80kg lighter than its closest competitor, resulting in best-in-class efficiency (over 70mpg) and CO2 (104g/km). The feat took place high over the Royal Dock in London’s Canary Wharf. Footage of the drive can be viewed at jaguar.com/ newxf.

The all-new XF brings an unrivalled blend of refinement, fuel economy, dynamics and design to the business car segment. It made its global motor show debut in New York on April 1.

With segment-leading figures for interior space, the all-new XF’s dynamic, coupé-like design is formed around Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive architecture and combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces and pure lines which define all Jaguar cars, with exceptionally low aerodynamic drag.

The cabin utilises a seamless blend of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and state-of-the art technology. With features such as the new InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system and 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster.

“In creating the all-new XF, as a design team we have been driven by discipline, the discipline of simplicity. Every exterior line on the XF has a clear purpose – nothing is superfluous. Achieving that simplicity takes time and requires great determination; it’s all too easy to add lines to a car, but much harder to add character by leaving lines out,” said Ian Callum, director of design, Jaguar.

“Inside too, we have been driven by the desire to ensure the XF’s cabin is as comforting as it is comfortable. New technology, including our new 10.2-inch touchscreen, is combined carefully with materials that cosset and reassure. The all-new XF has a clear sense of calm and strength, both outside and inside – and I’m proud of my team for delivering that.”

The original XF’s sleek exterior and luxurious interior made it a desirable, aspirational vehicle. Combined with benchmark driving dynamics, the XF was like nothing the else in the segment and has gone on to become Jaguar’s most-awarded car.

The all-new XF retains its predecessor’s core attributes but uses Jaguar’s advanced aluminium-intensive architecture to elevate them to a completely new level. Featuring 75 per cent aluminium, the architecture enables weight savings of up to 190kg over the outgoing model and an increase in torsional stiffness of up to 28 per cent.

The architecture also delivers dramatic improvements in packaging and the proportions so essential to Jaguar design.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily