XF – February
The all-new, aluminium-rich and technologically advanced Jaguar XF will land on Australian shores in early February.
From launch, Jaguar will offer eight variants comprising four trim levels (Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S) and five engines (20d: 132kW 2.0-litre diesel; 25t: 177kW 2.0-litre petrol; 35t: 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol; S diesel: 221kW 3.0-litre V6 diesel; and S petrol: 280kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol).
Prices are up significantly over the outgoing model (ranging from $82,800 to $128,200 plus on-road costs), though so is the level of standard equipment. The base model gains a host of features over its predecessor including 10-way electric front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and semi-automated park assist, plus plenty more.
With the mid-sized XE now established in the market, Jaguar believes the XF is primed to take on its key large luxury sedan rivals including the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
XJ – March
Jaguar’s XJ limousine will benefit from a welcome update in March that will introduce some subtle aesthetic tweaks, a new diesel engine and the brand’s new infotainment system.
Visually the 2016 Jaguar XJ gains full LED headlights, a slightly larger and bolder grille, and revised tail-light graphics.
The new 3.0-litre diesel engine boasts an extra 18kW and 100Nm, taking its outputs to 220kW and 700Nm. Despite the gains, combined cycle fuel consumption is said to dip from 6.0L/100km to 5.6L/100km.
Inside is the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system that comes with a 60GB solid-state drive, multi-touch touchscreen, satellite navigation, smartphone app connectivity, a quad-core Intel processor, Gracenote album art and music database, Bluetooth connectivity, and a range of customisation options.
F-Pace – August
Jaguar’s first-ever SUV will launch in Australia in August priced from $74,340 plus on-road costs.
Four engines will be offered locally in the F-Pace: the 132kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 S diesels, and the 250kW and 280kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrols.
Five trim levels will be offered: Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport, S, and the limited-run First Edition, with prices scaling up to $120,700.
Base Jaguar F-Pace variants will come standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate, 8.0-inch touchscreen with InControl Touch media system, 10-way electric front seats and autonomous emergency braking, while the range flagship will boast massive 22-inch wheels, panoramic roof, electrically reclining rear seats, a 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster display, and the InControl Touch Pro media system.
XE update – first half
The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system will be offered as an option on all variants of the updated XE line-up, bringing a 10.2-inc touchscreen, a quad-core processor and a 60-gigabyte solid-state drive, plus other features. Jaguar claims it will be up to five times faster than some rival systems.
Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor will also be introduced, along with the Configurable Dynamics engine and gearbox adjustment system and the Adaptive Dynamics variable damper system.