Car reviews - Jaguar - XF - 25t R-Sport
Jaguar XF R-Sport’s exquisite dynamics and road presence let down by interior, tech
22 Jul 2016
JAGUAR has been busy developing two vital all-new models: The XE that takes it up to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the F-Pace SUV, which is hoped to do for Jaguar as the Cayenne – and more recently Macan – did for Porsche.
Meanwhile, Jaguar has comparatively quietly replaced the the first-gen XF executive sedan, which established the British marque’s shift from rose-tinted retro brand to thrusting modern luxury competitor, with an all-new model featuring evolutionary styling that hides a leap forward into the British brand’s all-aluminium architecture.
After more than a week driving the four-cylinder petrol R-Sport variant, we’re inclined to think of the new XF as Jaguar’s forgotten middle child and can’t help feeling they should have tried harder to edge ahead of an ageing but rapidly evolving and technology packed segment.
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Model release date: 1 February 2016
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