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Which Jaguar Should Get The SVR Treatment Next? 25
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar E-Pace, jaguar xj, Jaguar-XF, Renderings, SVO on 12 25th, 2017


Between the luxed-out SVAutobiography models, the hardcore SVX off-roaders, the special projects, and the continuation classics, the folks over at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations have been keeping plenty busy. We just can’t help but wonder when the next performance-oriented SVR model will come out, and what it’ll be based on.

To date, JLR SVO has only applied the go-fast SVR treatment to the F-Type and the Range Rover Sport. We know there’ll be more to come, but we’re glad to see (and bring to you) rendering artists like Nikita Aksyonov filling in the blanks.

These latest three projects by the Russian designer propose SVR versions of three Jaguar models: the XF, the XJ, and the E-Pace. And they all look pretty enticing.

As to which is more likely to actually roll out of a Jaguar factory, we’re expecting the F-Pace SVR to come first. But after that, the XF seems the most probable. After all, the previous XF yielded the supremely capable XFR-S, and we’ve yet to see a high-output version of the new model to take on the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63. If and when we do, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it looking a lot like this.

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Wards Names Its Ten Best Engines Of 2018 15
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Clarity, Infiniti, infiniti q50, Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, Kia, Kia Stinger, Toyota Camry on 12 15th, 2017


Wards Auto has released its annual list of the 10 Best Engines for 2018.

After spending two months testing 32 different powertrains, the company’s editors selected the winners. Surprisingly, the winners were primarily from mainstream brands and the publication notes not a single German automaker made the list.

Ford came away with two wins as editors loved the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 in the F-150 as well as the 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the Mustang GT. Other winners include the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the Honda Civic Type R and the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that powers the Infiniti Q50. Jaguar and Kia also appeared on the top 10 list for the first time thanks to the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the XF and the turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 in the Stinger.

Alternative powertrains had a strong showing as well as Wards honored the Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Honda Clarity, and Toyota Camry Hybrid. These models are a very diverse group as the cars have electric, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell, and hybrid powertrains.

Performance models were largely absent from the list even though contenders included the Audi RS3 and S4. The sole diesel engine, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the Chevrolet Equinox, also failed to make the cut.

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Jaguar Reportedly Rules Out BMW M3 And M5 Competitors 6
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, Reports on 12 6th, 2017


The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 recently set a lap record for production sedans at the Nürburgring as the model lapped the green hell in 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds. That’s significantly faster than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio but it doesn’t mean the British brand is ready to take on the competition.

According to Road and Track, Jaguar doesn’t have any plans to offer a V8 engine in either the XE or XF. The only exception is the XE SV Project 8 which features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 600 PS (441 kW) and enables the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h).

When asked about the possibility of high-performance models, Jaguar design director Ian Callum told the publication “We work volume out proportionally” and “If we do an M3 version of XE, for instance, they’ll take the proportion of M3 to 3-Series and work it back from there.” Callum went on to say he doesn’t agree with this approach but “I’m not the one making those decisions.”

While we shouldn’t the company to introduce direct competitors to the BMW M3 and M5, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has plans to introduce at least one model every year so we can expect an assortment of high-performance variants in the future.

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Sexy Jaguar XF Sportbrake Quenches Our Wagon Thirst, But At A Price 29
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 29th, 2017


Jaguar has embraced crossovers with the E- and F-Pace but that hasn’t stopped the company from introducing the XF Sportbrake in Los Angeles.

Set to compete with the Mercedes E-Class Estate, the XF Sportbrake is a stylish station wagon that features LED headlights and a long sloping roof. The model also has a dual exhaust system and low profile roof rails that can hold approximately 220 lbs (100 kg) of accessories such as skis and snowboards.

The interior echos the sedan but the Sportbrake is distinguished by a larger luggage compartment that can hold 31.7 cubic feet (897 liters) of cargo. When the split folding rear seats are lowered, the cargo capacity climbs to 69.7 cubic feet (1,973 liters).

The standard model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display but there’s an optional InControl Touch Pro system with a 10-inch display. Other options include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic glass sunroof, and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system. Customers can also order interior mood lighting and an air purification system which promises to neutralize odors and remove bacteria.

At launch, the wagon will be offered exclusively with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 380 hp (283 kW) and 332 lb-ft (449 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. This setup allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

The XF Sportbrake will go on sale later this year and pricing starts at $70,450.

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Sexy Jaguar XF Sportbrake Quenches Our Wagon Thirst, But At A Price 29
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 29th, 2017


Jaguar has embraced crossovers with the E- and F-Pace but that hasn’t stopped the company from introducing the XF Sportbrake in Los Angeles.

Set to compete with the Mercedes E-Class Estate, the XF Sportbrake is a stylish station wagon that features LED headlights and a long sloping roof. The model also has a dual exhaust system and low profile roof rails that can hold approximately 220 lbs (100 kg) of accessories such as skis and snowboards.

The interior echos the sedan but the Sportbrake is distinguished by a larger luggage compartment that can hold 31.7 cubic feet (897 liters) of cargo. When the split folding rear seats are lowered, the cargo capacity climbs to 69.7 cubic feet (1,973 liters).

The standard model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display but there’s an optional InControl Touch Pro system with a 10-inch display. Other options include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic glass sunroof, and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system. Customers can also order interior mood lighting and an air purification system which promises to neutralize odors and remove bacteria.

At launch, the wagon will be offered exclusively with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 380 hp (283 kW) and 332 lb-ft (449 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. This setup allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

The XF Sportbrake will go on sale later this year and pricing starts at $70,450.

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Jaguar Reveals Black Edition Models For The Holiday Season 27
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, new cars on 11 27th, 2017


As the end of the year approaches, Jaguar has unveiled five ‘Black Edition’ vehicles in the UK.

Based on the XE, XF, XF Sportbrake, F-Pace, and F-Pace S, Jaguar’s Black Edition models come complete with a host of usually-optional features, including a reversing camera and privacy glass.

As the name suggests, all three also adopt a Black Pack exterior styling kit that includes black wheels. However, for those that don’t want black exterior paint, Corris Grey, Firenze Red, Yulong White, and Caesium Blue are also on offer.

The Black Edition trim package builds on the R-Sport versions of the aforementioned models. Consequently, all five models also adopt heated front and rear seats, heated front windscreen, and heated washer jets.

Jaguar unveiled the Black Edition models as part of its Black Event sales promotion that ran from November 24 to 26. Sales of the vehicles will continue into 2018 and won’t be limited.

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Jaguar’s Biggest Customer Just Ordered 30 XF Sportbrakes 9
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar-XF on 11 9th, 2017


We have to hand it to Jaguar for building the XF Sportbrake. Even as demand for conventional wagons wanes, it saw the case for extending the roof on its mid-size sedan.

Now no such decision could ever be vindicated by a single order, but this latest couldn’t hurt: one company just ordered 30 of the Jaguar wagons all at once.

The customer is Portfolio Cars, which intends to use the Sportbrakes to shuttle VIPs around London‘s Heathrow Airport. What’s more is that this isn’t the first time it’s ordered multiple Jags all at once.

Back in 2015, Portfolio took delivery of eighteen XF sedans and two XJs to replace their fleet of Benzes. Late last year, it ordered another eight XJs and 38 XF sedans, with another ten XFs earlier this year. Tallied with the new order, that comes to 106 Jaguars from just this one customer, which makes Portfolio’s the largest fleet of Jaguars in the world.

“The XF Sportbrake is the epitome of understated luxury and style, packed full of innovative features and a really flexible and spacious cabin,” explained Portfolio chairman Peter Buchanan. “Our highly valued clients expect a quiet and comfortable journey, and XF Sportbrake was an irresistible proposition for us. This is the next step in our excellent partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, and we look forward to building our fleet further with them in the future.”

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Skier Had A Jag Tow Him To 117mph Breaking The World Record 4
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Jaguar Videos, Jaguar-XF, Record, video on 10 4th, 2017


Jaguar and former Olympic skier Graham Bell teamed up to set a new Guinness World Record for the 'fastest towed speed on skis'.
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Jaguar E-Pace Sets Foot On US Soil, Along With XJR575 And XF Sportbrake 21
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Jaguar, Jaguar E-Pace, jaguar xj, Jaguar-XF, new cars, prices on 09 21st, 2017


The all new Jaguar E-Pace made its US debut next to the rest of the company’s 2018 lineup, which includes the XF Sportbrake and the fire-breathing XJR575 sedan.
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Range Rover And Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrids To Debut Later This Year 15
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Jaguar-XF, Land Rover, PHEV, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Reports on 09 15th, 2017


Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth has revealed the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will soon be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
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Jaguar XF Sportbrake Reaching US Dealers In November 13
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar-XF on 08 13th, 2017


Have you been waiting patiently to get your American hands on a new Jaguar XF Sportbrake? Well your patience will soon be rewarded.
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Next-Generation Jaguar XE To Remain Rear-Wheel Drive, Will Be Distanced From The XF 13
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, Reports on 07 13th, 2017


Jaguar is looking to make it big with small models such as the XE and E-Pace but company could eventually offer something even more compact.
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Jaguar XE, XF And F-Pace Gain New Ingenium Engine With 300PS 26
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Jaguar, Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar XE, Jaguar-XF, new cars, Reports on 06 26th, 2017


Jaguar has made further revisions to their XE, XF, and F-Pace families by fitting them with a new 2.0-liter gasoline engine.
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New Jaguar XF Sportbrake Puts On SVR Performance Attire 22
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, new cars, Renderings on 06 22nd, 2017


Jaguar have an entirely new product in their hands, the XF Sportbrake, so naturally, renderings have started flowing in. One of the first sets comes from Aksyonov Nikita, who imagined it as the brand's answer to the established Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate and Audi's upcoming RS6 Avant.
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Jaguar XF Sportbrake Coming To America From $70,450 18
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, prices on 06 18th, 2017


Wagon lovers of America rejoice, as Jaguar has officially confirmed that – unlike the previous model – the new XF Sportbrake will indeed be offered in the United States.
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