Monday, January 28, 2008

The 2009 Jaguar XF

I am very grateful to my friends at Fort Myers imports for the invitation to see the unavailing of the 2009 Jaguar XF! With sales on the decline, the S-type needed a fresh face. Something to compete more seriously with it's German and Japanese rivals. The key would be for Jaguar to attract a younger client base, without loosing the long time Jaguar owners who mostly care about the trunk space available for a set of Golf clubs.

At first glance the new XF seems more German than British. There are definitely details that are unmistakably Jaguar, but the overall stance of the car has a sportier more enthusiast based look. Jaguar has taken elements from the XK and improved on them to introduce the totally new XF. As a correction from when I first posted this. The U.S. spec Jaguar XF will only be available with a 4.2L V8 engine producing 300HP and 310 lbs. ft torque. Also available will be a supercharged 4.2L V8 pumping out a massive 420HP 413 lbs. ft. torque!

The most dramatic change you'll notice with the new XF is the interior. It seems Jaguar has used the same basic interior styling for over 20 years. Gone are the typical overkill high gloss wood and cushy seats of the S-type. The interior design on the XF is breathtaking. Ultra modern touches surround you with a perfect blend of technology and luxury. Air vents open electronically with ambient lighting throughout the car. You feel like your in a ultra chic night club, instead of a stuffy country club.

The 2009 Jaguar XF is a welcomed change. A change I hope is not too little too late. It remains to be seen how the new XF will perform in the highly competitive mid range luxury market. Don't count Jaguar out though, the Germans didn't expect the Spitfire to be much competition either!

Thanks again to Fort Myers Imports for a wonderful event! Please visit their website at
If you are interested in ordering the 2009 Jaguar XF please email Paul

1 comment:

Singing to Jeffrey's Tune said...

I remember back in the 1970-80's these cars were absolute garbage. In the 1990's they got much better. However, I never truly liked the redesign... until now. Very nicely done. Maybe they can bring back some of the sport of 1960's. Good piece friend.