June 23, 2011
1 Jaguar XF
2 Jaguar XF
Jaguar, never one to shy away from the limelight, swept up the lion’s share of the headlines at this year’s New York Motor Show.
All eyes were upon the new Jaguar XF, standing proud at the prestigious show, after undergoing, what has been referred to as its “mid-life nip ‘n’ tuck”.
The XF’s makeover included several alterations in its design. Its slimmer headlamps with LEDs coiling around the headlamp’s borders is one of the most noticeable changes of the new Jaguar XF, which give it a more modern, ‘cat-like’ look.
Its central grille is considerably bigger than on its predecessor, abetting the power and supremacy the Jaguar is notorious for, backed up by three chrome-ringed lower grilles.
The rear of this grandiosely suave car is equally as domineering as its front, with its tailpipes poking out of the car’s menacing diffuser.
On the interior, the new Jaguar saloon XF boasts pristinely designed new seats on all models and the interior switches are allegedly more ‘finger-friendly’, with the switches being much easier to read and operate.
Whilst under the bonnet, this four cylinder diesel is – on all accounts – extremely smooth, in-keeping with the Jaguar’s seriously gracious ride.
Although Jaguar were not intent at ‘stealing the show’ with just one head-turning revamp, as the British luxury car manufacturer also showcased its revamped XK at the New York Motor Show 2011.
The new version boasts new headlamps and wings, the former losing their angular corners and the latter having been changed from vertical to horizontal in shape.
With a car that has been described as possessing the “gentleness and class of a Rolls Royce mixed with the performance and the mind boggling speed of a normal Jaguar”, it is hardly surprising that Jaguar, with its new XF and XK, ‘stole the show’ at the New York Motor Show.