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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk with Tegan Lawson. Each week we’ll bring you a video roundup of the stories that have been making headlines in both the automotive industry and Australia’s new-car market...

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2017 Jaguar F-Type spied with four-cylinder engine
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2017 Jaguar F-Type spied with four-cylinder engine

Our spy photographers have snapped another prototype of the upcoming Jaguar F-Type facelift on the streets around the Nurburgring. At first glance, this vehicle doesn't look particularly different to the one we published two days ago. Externally the differences seem to extend to missing Jaguar and S badges, and different alloy wheels...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


2017 Jaguar F-Type coupe facelift spied
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2017 Jaguar F-Type coupe facelift spied

The updated Jaguar F-Type coupe has been spied on the Nurburgring by our spy photographers. If this prototype is anything to go by, the F-Type facelift won't feature a radical restyling of the sports car that went into production in 2013. At the front end, this F-Type S prototype features LED headlights, as well as a restyled grille with a more three-dimensional frame, as well as a Jaguar badge with a red backing...


Jaguar XE recalled for seat belt fix
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Jaguar XE recalled for seat belt fix

Jaguar has issued a recall for 66 examples of the 2017 XE sedan over a faulty seat belt pre-tensioner. The British manufacturer reports that the driver’s seat belt pre-tensioner may not operate correctly due to incorrect wiring of the vehicle’s restraints control module. In the event of an accident, the pre-tensioner may not operate as required, which increases the potential of injury to the driver...


Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia
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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia

Read the article here. We first saw the Jaguar Project 7 concept in 2014 and its chances of entering prosecution seemed limited. Celebrating the British brand's seven Le Mans victories, the stunning concept had more power and performance potential than the F-Type and also looked the part. Jaguar confirmed that 250 examples would be built and ten would make their way to Australia...


2016 Jaguar XF S Review
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2016 Jaguar XF S Review

Big, beautiful and unmistakably a Jag, does the 2016 XF 35t have it where it counts to be a truly great sports sedan?

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake rumoured for Frankfurt debut - report
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake rumoured for Frankfurt debut - report

Jaguar is reportedly moving closer to unveiling a new-generation XF Sportbrake, with rumours claiming the new wagon has now been signed off for production. A cloud of doubt surrounded talk of a brand-new XF Sportbrake after Jaguar’s design director, Ian Callum, was misquoted as saying the manufacturer had ruled out launching any new wagon models...


Jaguar design boss: reports of wagon death greatly exaggerated
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Jaguar design boss: reports of wagon death greatly exaggerated

Jaguar’s design director, Ian Callum, has declared via social media this week that he was misquoted in a recent article that claimed he had ruled out the manufacturer launching any new wagon models. Contrary to a report in industry journal Automotive News - which suggested that the ongoing boom in SUV sales had moved Jaguar to rule out new wagons - Callum said in a tweet that he had only confirmed there wouldn’t be an XE-based wagon...


Jaguar XFL revealed for chauffeur-driven Chinese market
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Jaguar XFL revealed for chauffeur-driven Chinese market

The Chinese market's obsession with rear comfort continues, with Jaguar unveiling its stretched XF sedan for the Beijing motor show, called the XFL. As with many models of its type, the XFL is largely identical to the standard XF, with the exception of the increased length and stretched rear doors...


2017 Jaguar F-Pace Review
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace Review

Read the article here. The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace SUV is nothing short of a proper Jaguar, a largely uncompromising model in what is now the strongest line-up in the British brand’s history. At first, the F-Pace may confuse. After all, Jaguar is a sports car company at heart and SUVs have always been left to sister brand Land Rover – but it’s when one takes a deep look at what makes an F-Pace a Jaguar, both in and out, that it starts to make more sense...


Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia
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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia

Jaguar fans have been given cause for excitement today, with news that the unique F-Type Project 7 can now be spotted in Australia. Spotting a Project 7 will be a rare event, however, and any chance of buying one is already out the window...


Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium inline-six cylinder due in 2017 - report
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Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium inline-six cylinder due in 2017 - report

A new report indicates that Jaguar Land Rover will launch an inline-six cylinder version of its Ingenium engine next year. At the local introduction of the BMW 3 Series/Mercedes-Benz C-Class-chasing Jaguar XE, CarAdvice learnt that the company's new Ingenium diesel and petrol engines were designed to be modular...


Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating

The latest round of ANCAP safety ratings heralds maximum five-star ratings for a quartet of newly launched cars — the Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb. The new Holden Spark - our class leader in the micro car segment - is the first in class to get five stars against ANCAP’s most strenuous 2016 rating criteria. It managed 33...


Jaguar F-Pace SUV won’t cannibalise Land Rover sales
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Jaguar F-Pace SUV won’t cannibalise Land Rover sales

The first-ever Jaguar SUV won’t take sales away from its sister brand Land Rover, according to the British company. The medium luxury SUV segment is expected to hit 1.4 million global sales per annum by 2020, up from around 700,000 in 2015. Jaguar expects that at least 90 per cent of buyers for its new SUV will be new to the brand, and one in three will be female buyers...


Jaguar’s hybrid and electric models will need to carry the brand promise
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Jaguar’s hybrid and electric models will need to carry the brand promise

Jaguar says that electrification of its model line-up is an inevitable part of the brand’s future as it seeks to overcome ever-tightening emission restrictions while delivering sporty vehicles that befit the values of the British brand...


Jaguar’s design similarities deliberate: Ian Callum
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Jaguar’s design similarities deliberate: Ian Callum

Jaguar says that designing its current model line-up to look similar is a deliberate and considered step, while the British brand goes through a global revitalisation program. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace in Montenegro this week, the brand’s head of design, world-famous car designer Ian Callum, said that the decision to make the new SUV look so similar to Jaguar’s other models was very measured...


‘We don’t want to become the other SUV company’ says Jaguar design boss Ian Callum
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‘We don’t want to become the other SUV company’ says Jaguar design boss Ian Callum

Jaguar says that its roots as a sports car manufacturer need to be respected and continued, even while it begins its first foray into producing an SUV. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace in Montenegro this week, the brand’s head of design, world-famous car designer Ian Callum, said that while the F-Pace is a very capable and sporty SUV, Jaguar’s brand heritage of producing sports cars needs to be respected...


Jaguar SVR badge not limited to V8s: Smaller engines and EVs all possible
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Jaguar SVR badge not limited to V8s: Smaller engines and EVs all possible

Jaguar says that its performance brand, Special Vehicle Operations, will not be limited to just V8 engines as improving engine technology and ever-tightening emissions regulations make a solid case for smaller engines. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in Europe this week, Jaguar’s director of public relations, Richard Agnew, confirmed that SVO will turn its attention to other engine types in the future...


2016 Jaguar XE and XF sedans recalled for fuel-hose fix
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2016 Jaguar XE and XF sedans recalled for fuel-hose fix

Jaguar Australia has recalled a number of its 2016 XE and XF sedans over fears a fuel-hose issue may cause the engine to stall unexpectedly. According to Jaguar, a low-pressure fuel-feed hose may detach from the fuel filter, causing fuel to leak into the engine bay, increasing the likelihood of the engine stalling...