2009 Jaguar XF: Sports Car and Sedan in One

Ford’s soon to be disposed luxury brand, the Jaguar still continues to create cars with style and performance. The new 2009 Jaguar XF is an icon of combined sports car presentation and sophisticated sedan. Scheduled to debut at the 2007 Frankfurt International Motor Show this September, this Jaguar will showcase what makes it different from any other Jaguar.

“As one of the most visually striking technically sophisticated and driver-oriented sedan cars that Jaguar has ever produced, the XF clearly demonstrates the forward-looking focus that now defines the Jaguar brand,” said XF Senior Design Manager, Wayne Burgess.

“With its dramatic styling, powerful flowing lines and a distinctive front, the new XF looks like no other Jaguar. Yet it defines the new design language the company will be adopting for all future models.” he added.

Here are the 2009 Jaguar XF Highlights, thanks to autochannel.com:

  • The XF is a four-door Jaguar that combines the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury sedan.
  • The exterior styling of the XF is the first result of Jaguar’s new design language in a sedan. With interior design that is the equal of the exterior in terms of crafted execution and visual excitement, the XF offers a truly contemporary, luxury environment.
  • The coupe-like lines of the XF belie the amount of space inside: there is room for five adults in comfort, generous interior stowage and a trunk capacity of 17.6 cu. ft. (500 liters), plus the opportunity to fold down the rear seats and add a further 14.8 cu. ft. (420 liters).
  • Jaguar craftsmanship adopts a sharp new edge on the XF. Sophisticated instrumentation, a touch-screen, modern materials and graphics complement new ‘surprise and delight’ features. Upon entry to the XF, the start button pulses, like a heartbeat. Start the engine and the JaguarDrive Selector(TM) rises into the palm of the hand, while rotating vents turn from their flush, ‘parked’ position to their functional open position.
  • Improved torsional stiffness delivers refinement and dynamic performance-underpinning the driver-focused yet remarkably comfortable driving experience.
  • The XF will be available from launch in the U.S. with two different engines – 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 and 4.2-liter supercharged V8 – all featuring Jaguar’s proven six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddles for manual gear selection (Jaguar Sequential Shift(TM)).
  • Key driver aids on the XF include Electronic Brake Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control and Engine Drag Torque Control. And, for the first time in a Jaguar, Understeer Control Logic which decelerates the car and helps to restore grip to the front wheels when required.
  • Three trim levels will be offered in the U.S. market – Luxury, Premium Luxury and  Supercharged levels.
  • The first cars will be delivered to U.S. customers in March 2008.
  • Pricing for the North American market will be announced in November 2007.
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