Feb 12 2010 Maurice Glover
Sharper teeth for Jag's big cat
REVITALISED Jaguar has shaved more than £3,000 off the price of its latest model.
In a move aimed at increasing competitiveness in the showrooms, the cost of the successful XF saloon has been brought under the £30,000 mark.
Fans of the famous sports car brand are now able to buy the petrol-powered XF Luxury version for £29,900.
'While our class-leading diesel engine is by far the most popular engine in the range, we would like to appeal to low mileage drivers who do not necessarily want or need to drive a diesel. By reducing the entry price for the XF range to less than £30,000 for the 3.0-litre petrol model, we have made our four door saloon even better value for money,' said managing director Geoff Cousins.
Luxury features abound in the car, which has leather seats, blue halo illumination and interior mood lighting; seven-inch full colour touch-screen display with navigation and Bluetooth technology; six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission and keyless start.
'With more than 19,000 XFs now on the road in the UK the momentum continues and we have celebrated winning more than 60 international awards for the car since it launched in 2008,' said Mr Cousins.
In other moves to widen the appeal of the range, the 275 PS high-performance Diesel S model now has an XFR derived interior as standard, featuring sports seats with 18-way adjustment for the driver and 14-way for
The 3.0-litre diesel model is available from £34,775 for the 240 PS engine while the 275 PS 3.0-litre Diesel S starts at £38,475. The top of the range XFR is available from £62,055.