The Bold Design Of The 2016 Jaguar XF
Jaguar is choosing to push the envelope with the design of the new 2016 Jaguar XF. Completely redesigned for 2016, the changes affect everything from how the vehicle looks to how it performs on the open road. Jaguar Freeport fans of the previous 2015 Jaguar XF design will also find this version attractive, and really, what’s not to like?
A Lot Of Aluminum
The body of the 2016 Jaguar XF will be made from a lightweight aluminum. As a result, the vehicle yields a number of advantages over vehicles not built with this material and design paradigm. The body is a sleek, coupe-like profile with a long hood, the XF will sit between the Jaguar XE and the 2016 Jaguar XJ in terms of size. The aluminum body emphasizes the Jaguar brand philosophies of simplicity and purity as disciplines, and it also increases the stiffness of the body. All this results in an increased wheelbase that offers some extra legroom and headroom for passengers.
Chasing after the performance ideal, the design features more practical characteristics integrated in beautiful ways. The light and stiff body has an almost 50:50 weight distribution ratio, for example. The grille is canted forward for better aerodynamics, to say nothing of the style.
Improved Performance and Higher Tech
The 2016 Jaguar XF design lends itself well to housing high performance, both under the hood and behind the wheel. Drivers will be able to choose which engine powers their machine. Both are 3.0L supercharged V6s, one rated at 340 hp and the other at 380 hp, the latter of which powering the vehicle’s Jaguar F-TYPE cousin. Other options include either a front-wheel drive or adaptive AWD, and one of two infotainment and navigation systems.
No detail was overlooked. To reduce cabin noise, the design alters even the typical brake light. The Jaguar XF brake light runs the full length of the rear glass and has a seal and an acoustic barrier to minimize sound leakage.
We at Jaguar Freeport love good design, and there’s no other automaker that does it better than Jaguar. If you’d like to talk more about the 2016 Jaguar XF or come see one for yourself, contact us today or swing by our dealership for a look!