Jaguar is giving its midsize luxury sedan a mid-cycle update for the 2021 model year. The second-generation XF, internally coded X260, was revealed in 2015, so it’s high time the British marque lapped it up. put it under the knife to make it more attractive to the executive sedan market.
The 2021 Jaguar XF undergoes minute changes on the exterior, so you’ll be hard pressed to find them unless you own one or are a fan. The panels are largely the same – the quad LED headlamps are a bit thinner and the grille receives “diamond detailing” with a chrome finish.
If chrome isn’t your cup of tea, Jaguar is releasing a black exterior package for the 2021 XF that replaces all the shiny things with black. The slew of updates are rounded out with a new 19-inch five-spoke wheel set in silver or gloss black, or a 20-inch set in satin or gloss black.
While updates to the exterior are marginal, the cabin gets plenty of upgrades for the 2021 model year. The outgoing XF’s little infotainment is replaced by an 11.4-inch curved high-definition touchscreen. A new Pivi Pro infotainment system complements the massive display, promising intuitive operation and a streamlined structure. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as live updates and panoramic cameras.
Other updates to the XF 2021 include a new all-digital instrument panel and a conventional shifter replacing the rotary knob on the outgoing model – similar to updates to the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace.
Buyers of the 2021 Jaguar XF will have a choice of two engine and powertrain options when it arrives in U.S. showrooms by the end of this year. These picks include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rear-wheel drive, 246 horsepower (183 kilowatts); and a 296-horsepower (221 kW) four-wheel drive, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. These mills allow the executive sedan to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 6.5 seconds and 5.8 seconds, respectively.
Pricing for the 2021 Jaguar XF will be announced closer to its market launch.