Brian Joss – Jaguar has unveiled its new Chequered Flag special edition as part of the latest model year updates to the XF Sedan.
The Chequered Flag edition features a selection of unique exterior enhancements, handpicked interior design elements and a choice of Jaguar’s efficient and powerful British-built Ingenium diesel and petrol engines.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “The XF Sedan combines the elegance and exceptional performance which underline all Jaguars. The XF features a beautiful silhouette giving it a dynamic appearance perfectly suited to the Chequered Flag badge.”
A selection of exterior enhancements distinguish the Chequered Flag model from the rest of the range including unique badging on the side vents.
Further design cues for a purposeful finish include a sport front bumper, Black Pack, body-coloured side sills, boot spoiler and 18-inch Chalice alloy wheels in Gloss Black Finish. The new special edition is available in a choice of three exterior colours – Yulong White, Santorini Black and Eiger Grey.
Inside, the XF features handpicked elements including unique interior badging on the treadplates, Dark Hex aluminium instrument panel finisher, R-Sport full leather interior, and a choice of Jet/Jet or Jet/Red colour combinations with contrast stitching.
A selection of the most popular optional features fitted to the XF are also standard on the special edition. Navigation Pro with InControl Connect Pro includes Live Traffic which helps drivers avoid traffic jams for a more seamless journey, while it also allows users to share ETAs and routes from a computer or mobile app. Further features include the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display and keyless entry.
As part of this model year update, a new Smartphone pack which features Apple CarPlay is standard on all models. The technology mirrors the user’s smartphone allowing them to access a selection of apps on the car’s 10-inch Touchscreen.
The Chequered Flag models are available with a choice of Jaguar’s powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines. The line-up is: Petrol. 184kW Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder, RWD and the 221kW Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder, RWD. The diesel is a 132kW Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder, RWD.
Its lightweight construction and optimised driving dynamics deliver the ideal balance between ride and handling. All-Surface Progress Control enables smooth, effortless traction on low-grip surfaces, while Intelligent The cabin is a blend of contemporary luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship and intuitive technology, with features such as a reconfigurable 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, an optional laser Head-up Display and the Touch Pro infotainment system.
CAPTION: Special Edition: Jaguars new XF sedan. Picture: Motorpress