Jaguar has launched the XF Aero Sport Edition in India, it is a cosmetic update which comes about a month after Mercedes-Benz launched the new E-Class here. Positioned below the XF Premium Luxury 3.0-litre, V6 diesel variant, the XF Aero Sport is essentially a more luxurious version of the XF Luxury 2.2-litre diesel and is expected to appeal to the younger buyers in this segment.
It is priced at Rs. 52 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai.
“Jaguar XF is known for its dynamic design, impeccable performance, refined drive and effortless power. The unique design enhancements on XF Aero-sport will further endear the hugely popular model to our young and sophisticated customers looking to own an exclusive Jaguar luxury, sports saloon,” said, Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India.
While the XF Aero Sport is based on the XF Luxury 2.2-litre diesel variant, it gets many visual upgrades to make it more appealing. This include a sportier front bumper (which is a cross between the XF Luxury variant’s unit and the XFR’s unit), and ‘R’ style front-grille (black with chrome surround), side-skirt and boot-lid spoiler-lip. The XF Aero Sport as standard is available with four paint options: Polaris White, Ultimate Black, Dark Sapphire and Odyssey Red. The 17-inch ‘Libra’ 15-spoke alloy wheels are the same as the XF Luxury variant.
Inside, the XF Aero Sport is the same as the XF Luxury 2.2-litre diesel variant. Which means it gets Barley (beige) leather seat and lower door trim, Aluminium and Rosewood veneer (inserts), Warm Charcoal (grey) leather dashboard and upper door trim and Canvas (off-white) headliner trim. The design inside remains unchanged.
Standard features on the XF Aero Sport include blue instrument illumination and interior mood lighting, electrically adjustable front seats with memory, front passenger seat away function (rear passenger can adjust this seat from behind), 7-inch touch screen display with rear camera display, 250W multimedia system connected to 8-speakers with CD/AUX-in/Bluetooth compatibility, front and rear parking sensors with reverse camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, front and rear centre armrests, full-size spare tyre, etc. Customers can choose to add many exterior and interior features from the company to make their car unique.
The Jaguar XF Aero Sport is powered by a 2.2-litre (2,179cc), in-line 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that develops a maximum power of 190PS @ 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 450Nm @ 2,000 rpm. The unit is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission and propels the car from 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds with a top-speed of 225 km/h. The ARAI-rated efficiency figure for this model is 16.36 km/l.
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