What should I be paying?
From that range rationalisation to lowering the costs of entry, the XF is now a serious value proposition. The diesel’s CO2 emissions start at 130g/km, with WLTP fuel consumption of up to 57.2mpg. That’s a 13 per cent improvement in emissions and 14 per cent in fuel efficiency compared to the old diesel, despite a power hike of 23bhp. That said, we had trouble matching the claimed figures during our test.
Prices start at £32,585 for the D200 S with rear-drive, rising to £44,760 for the P300 AWD R-Dynamic HSE saloon. Not only is this less than the outgoing car, it undercuts Audi, BMW and Mercedes rivals, and doesn’t demand you auction off limbs when you start checking out the options list. Jaguar is also simplifying the buying process itself, trialling a new ‘browse, buy, drive away’ policy with the latest XF. The aim, it says, is to ‘harmonise online and offline pricing so that customers know they’ll get the equivalent price, however they choose to purchase'.
Given what’s going on in the world right now, there are undoubtedly deals to be had.