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New Jaguar XF revealed 2015

Exclusive pics, a dramatic appearance on wires and more details on the spec: The new Jaguar XF is being revealed, and it shouldn’t disappoint.

Promising less weight and improved agility, Jaguar’s latest luxurious saloon has got everyone excited. What has been a relatively silent lead up to the new XF, the mystery surrounding this car is being slowly revealed by Jaguar in exclusive teaser pics and they only prove that Jaguar are still pushing the limits of it’s competition. Due on sale in 2015, Jaguar’s new XF is attracting even the most loyal Porsche and BMW lovers, and with most of the spec now revealed, you can understand why.

New Jaguar XF: style & technology combined

The original XF appeared in 2007 and Jaguar has done much to keep up with the latest technological and advanced engineering demands. The Jaguar XF appears to look somewhat the same but the foundation of the car is much different.  Weighing significantly less, the new XF is constructed from more than 75% aluminium which has meant the car will be significantly stiffer and subsequently more agile.  The new XF is also expected to be bigger than the model it replaces, creating more of a contrast between itself and the XE (due to be released also this year).

Following Jaguar’s £500m investment in it’s new Wolverhampton engine plant, it is not surprising that the new Jaguar XF will be equipped with the new Ingenium engine it has developed as a result. Full details of what the 2.0-litre-petrol four cylinder is capable of is yet to be revealed, however it is certain to be one of the cleanest cars on the road.

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Inside the new Jaguar XF

The interior of the XF proves why Jag is one of the most luxurious brands out there. The plush leather seats, wood trim & silver metal finish all add a touch of class to the XF which makes it feel every inch a luxury executive saloon. Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment and connectivity system is fully integrated into this car and has replaced what was an ageing interface in the previous XF range. What is most advantageous in the Jag’s infotainment system is the ability to be integrate with both Apple and Android smartphones making this car fully operational to most consumers. Other exciting features include an app which allows you to pre-heat or cool the interior before you have even entered the vehicle, unlock the doors and locate the car in a crowded car park. 

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The new Jaguar XF unveil – 24.03.2015

Jaguar have set out to prove the weight-loss and agility of the new XF by dramatically suspending the vehicle above wires across the River Thames.  What’s in store for later? Follow us to find out more!

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Infotainment Systems Growing Fast

Connected vehicle market predicted to grow to €110 billion by 2020

The connected vehicle market could be worth €110 billion by 2020, according to Volkswagen, forcing OEMs to redesign infotainment systems and the human-machine interface.

As the demand for improved in-vehicle systems continues to grow, driven by the consumer electronics industry, many OEMs are investing in research centres to increase development of infotainment systems. Among these OEMs, Jaguar Land Rover has recently opened a research facility in North America, as well as Ford who have opened a research centre in Palo Alto, California.

OEMs are also developing more intuitive human-machine interface systems that minimise driver distraction – moving away from traditional ‘one click for one function’ systems.  They are putting more focus on software development, working closely with third parties such as Google & Apple, to develop additional functions and tap into the app ecosystems.

In recent news, both Google & Apple have gone head-to-head to fight for their place within future connected vehicles. Google are developing their Android Auto system, whilst Apple are developing their rival system, CarPlay. Both infotainment systems are designed to minimise driver distraction, by implementing tasks such as navigation, communication and music apps, creating fully automated systems.

In the coming weeks and months, OEMs around the world will begin selling vehicles capable of running Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, or both.  The systems go far beyond the current Bluetooth functionality and allow for Google’s or Apple’s operating system to essentially take over the centre screen and certain buttons within the car.

While the idea of constantly connected drivers using the roads through apps and voice tasks raises concerns about distracted driving, both Google and Apple say their systems are designed with the opposite goal: to make mobile-phone drivers safer.

Dr Volkmar Tanneberger, VW’s head of electrical/electronics development, said: “Smartphones are part of everyday life. Our systems allow you to display and control all functions via the infotainment system. This year we will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can use almost any phone in your vehicle.


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