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Jaguar about to drop flag on special Ingenium models

  • Choice of three Ingenium engines
  • Special cabin finishes in colour choices
  • Unique badging throughout the cars
CHEQUERED JAGUARS: The second quarter of 2019 should see the arrival, in in SA of three versions, of the Chequered Flag special Jaguars. Image: Jaguar Land Rover SA
CHEQUERED JAGUARS: The second quarter of 2019 should see the arrival, in in SA of three versions, of the Chequered Flag special Jaguars. Image: Jaguar Land Rover SA

PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has revealed a Chequered Flag special edition as part of the 2019 model-year updates to the XF Sedan.

The cars, due in South Africa from April 2019, will come with a selection of unique exterior enhancements, interior design elements, and a choice of British-built Jaguar Ingenium engines – two petrol and one diesel.

Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design, told The Corner in a media release: “The XF sedan combines the elegance and exceptional performance which underline all Jaguars and has a beautiful and dynamic silhouette suited to the Chequered Flag badge.”

The cars will have unique badging on the side vents, a boot-lid spoiler and gloss-black, 18”, alloy wheel rims. Three exterior colours will be available: white, black and grey.

CHEQUERED JAGUARS: The second quarter of 2019 should see the arrival, in in SA of three versions, of the Chequered Flag special Jaguars. Image: Jaguar Land Rover SA
CHEQUERED JAGUARS: The second quarter of 2019 should see the arrival in SA of three versions of the Chequered Flag special Jaguars. Image: Jaguar Land Rover SA

Every cabin will have unique badging on the tread plates, aluminium touches on the instrument panel and R-Sport leather upholstery in either black or black and red, with contrasting stitching.

A number of options for the XF will be standard on the special edition.

SPECIAL SMARTPHONE PACK

The satnav takes internet information to, if possible, avoid traffic jams using a 31cm colour display and the cars will have keyless entry.

A model-year update will include a new Smartphone pack, which features Apple CarPlay, on all models. It can display data from the user’s smartphone to access apps.

The Chequered Flag models will be available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines.:

184kW Ingenium two-litre petrol four-cylinder, RWD
221kW Ingenium two-litre petrol four-cylinder, RWD
132kW Ingenium two-litre diesel four-cylinder, RWD

A sweeping silhouette, Jaguar says, is formed around the cars’ ”aluminium-intensive” shell which ”combines the outstanding proportions, elegant surfaces and perfect lines which define all Jaguar cars”.

Among tech touches are ‘All-Surface Progress Control” to handle low-grip surfaces and ”Intelligent Driveline Dynamics to deliver optimum performance and capability”.

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The cabin furniture, Jaguar says, uses a blend of luxury materials and finishes, traditional Jaguar craftsmanship, and intuitive technology: a 31cm info display (laser head-up display optional), and an infotainment system.

Pricing will be available when the cars arrive.

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