Jaguar Announces Noodle from British Band Gorillaz as Global Ambassador to Inspire Next Generation of Engineers

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On October 7, 2016, Jaguar Land Rover announced its commitment to addressing the skills gap that manufacturing is facing worldwide by appointing Noodle, Japanese guitarist and founding member of virtual band Gorillaz, as global ambassador to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in technology and engineering.

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s leading investor in Research and Development, plans to use its entry into Formula E to promote the company’s efforts to shape the future by solving the technology innovation and skills gap challenges.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing will spearhead a campaign that will help underline the important role Formula E will play in developing the next generation of electric vehicle technology. Noodle will help to highlight the opportunities this gives young people to get involved and be a part of the biggest change the car industry has ever seen – the electrication of vehicle powertrain technology.

Fiona Pargeter, Global PR Communications Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said, “By 2022 we’re facing a shortfall of 300,000 skilled engineers in the UK alone. It is our responsibility to change this future by inspiring young people. Yes we want to be successful on track, but Formula E can be a once in a generation opportunity to inspire the future generations of engineers. A global platform to inspire and attract young children to a career in innovation and engineering – through Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s partnership with Noodle we hope to inspire millions of young people to help invent the future.”

Noodle is the 21st Century Japanista and founding member of Gorillaz. The band has released five albums since 2000, selling in excess of 100 million records globally.

Talking about her new role as part of the @JaguarRacing team helping to inspire the next generation of young engineers, male and female, Noodle said, “The young minds of today are the engineers of tomorrow. We are in the driving seat and our imaginations are the fuel. It’s time to lead the charge and build a better world!”

Follow Noodle’s Instagram channel at Instagram.com/watashiwanoodle.

Jaguar’s Innovative Ingenium Engine: Why was it Developed?

At Jaguar, we are always committed to developing new technology to improve our vehicles’ performance and driving experience. The Ingenium engine embodies this ethos and ensures our vehicles meet new Euro 6 emissions standards that come into effect on 1st September 2015.

A key feature of the Ingenium engine is its future-proofing. Having been developed from scratch by some of the world’s finest automotive engineers, the engine was designed without compromise and with one eye on tomorrow. As well as complying with EU legislation, the state-of-the-art engine can be adapted to integrate future technology advances and regulation changes.
Ingenium is also a prime example of Jaguar’s commitment to British engineering and manufacturing. We’ve been able to create 6,900 UK jobs at the Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre and in the supply chain by bringing engine production in-house.

“Being configurable and flexible are the two key strands of Ingenium – it will be able to accept new advances in fuel, turbocharging, emissions, performance and electrification technologies when they are ready.” Ron Lee, Jaguar Land Rover Director of Powertrain Engineering.

The Ingenium engine is available in the Jaguar XE, F-PACE and XF. We’d love to show you all about how it works at Jaguar Orlando…ready for a test drive?
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Jaguar Introduces Ultra-High Performance F-TYPE SVR Ahead of Geneva Debut

JAGUAR_F-TYPE_SVR_COUPE_HERO-1355x460_tcm97-243399_desktop_1355x460Jaguar today digitally revealed the F-TYPE SVR, an even more extreme version of the already popular sports car and its first to wear the high-performance SVR badge, ahead of its auto show debut in Geneva on March 1. Developed to exploit the lightweight aluminum sports car’s full potential while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR will sprint to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds2 and, in coupe trim, joins an elite club of cars capable of accelerating to 200 mph.

By exploiting the fundamental capability engineered in to the F-TYPE from day one, the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division developed the brand’s lightest, quickest, most powerful F-TYPE and its fastest and most powerful series production road car ever with functional enhancements to the chassis, driveline and aerodynamics.

The F-TYPE R is already widely recognized in the sports car segment and represented the starting point for development of the more extreme F-TYPE SVR. Everything which contributes to the vehicle’s performance and handling dynamics has been meticulously re-evaluated, re-engineered and optimized by SVO, adding an even higher performance version of the F-TYPE to 2017 model year line up.

U.S. 2017MY F-TYPE Model Line Up and Pricing:
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POWERTRAIN, DRIVELINE AND CHASSIS
The F-TYPE SVR features the latest evolution of the Jaguar Land Rover 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, delivering the ultimate in performance and driver reward. Changes to the engine’s calibration – adopted from the F-TYPE Project 7 – deliver power and torque ratings of 575HP and 516-lb.ft. of torque.

Enlarged air intakes in the front bumper, together with revised charge air coolers and redesigned hood vents, deliver corresponding improvements in cooling system performance and powertrain efficiency.

A new lightweight Inconel titanium exhaust system has been fitted as standard which withstands higher peak temperatures, reduces backpressure and eliminates 35-lbs (16kg) of mass from the vehicle. In addition to titanium’s inherent lightness over stainless steel, the exhaust system in the SVR features a unique split muffler design — opposed to a single box in the F-TYPE R – which further reduces weight and facilitates the design of the rear under-tray for enhanced aerodynamic performance.

Compared to the stainless steel system on the F-TYPE R, Inconel’s increased thermal resistance meant that wall thickness could be reduced to just two-tenths of an inch or 0.6mm. This technology was adopted by the C-X75 concept supercar and was developed by Jaguar as a road car technology through that program.

The new exhaust system also delivers an even more distinctive, purposeful, harder-edged exhaust note, especially once the active valves in the rear silencers open – this happens at lower engine speeds to enhance the vehicle’s performance character even further. For additional lightweighting, the valves themselves are also made from titanium. The four round tailpipes are distinguished by discreet SVR branding.

To make the most of the increased engine output, the eight-speed ZF® Quickshift transmission has been recalibrated to reduce shift times and increase torque availability during launch. Together with the extra grip delivered by the wider, 265- and 305-section front and rear tires (10mm wider than the F-TYPE R), and optimization of the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, the F-TYPE SVR is able to deliver outstanding launch behavior and immediacy of response, with sprints to 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.5 seconds.

The changes to IDD and additional refinements to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) ensure optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a unique calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system4, this enhances traction and dynamics4 – on various surfaces and weather conditions – while preserving the vehicle’s rear-wheel drive character and handling balance.

Selecting Dynamic mode will enable the enthusiast driver to fully explore the capability of the F-TYPE SVR, especially with the DSC system set to TracDSC or switched off completely. Under these conditions, IDD will use the most extreme calibrations for the AWD system and for the EAD to fully exploit the available grip.

The enhancements made to the powertrain and driveline are matched by the modifications made to the chassis and suspension. The aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension equipped on the F-TYPE, as well as its standard electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system4 gave the SVO team the best possible starting point for developing the vehicle dynamics of the F-TYPE SVR.

While engineers have worked to enhance the dynamic capability of the F-TYPE SVR, delivering the ultimate in chassis agility, precision, control and response, the SVO division was able to preserve the ride quality and inherent duality of character the F-TYPE is well known for; ensuring day-to-day usability and comfort have not been compromised.

Immediate benefits in terms of handling were found in large part to a significant weight savings in the F-TYPE SVR. With no optional equipment, the SVR weighs in 55-lbs (25kg) lighter than the AWD F-TYPE R, and as much as 110-lbs (50kg) lighter with options such as the Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system and carbon fiber roof fitted. Optimized aerodynamics produce further gains in high speed drivability, a standard active rear spoiler delivers reductions in lift whether in the raised or lowered position.

These fundamental improvements are matched by a raft of other hardware and software changes designed to extract the full potential from every part of the chassis. The valves inside the continuously-variable dampers have been revised and the control software – the heart of the Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system4 – has been recalibrated. The overall effect is that both low speed comfort and high speed control are improved.

The rear knuckle is also completely new. Now an intricate, weight-optimized aluminum die casting, the design of the part enables a 37 percent increase in camber stiffness and a 41 percent increase in toe stiffness, which translates into greater control of the tire contact patch and an even more connected steering feel.

While the rear anti-roll bar has been thickened, the front anti-roll bar diameter has been reduced slightly. Together with the revised damper control software, a unique tune for the Torque Vectoring system which is designed to enable more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels, the changes mitigate understeer – even at high corner entry speeds.

Fitted as standard with the Super Performance braking system featuring large, 380mm and 376mm front and rear steel brake discs, the F-TYPE SVR can be specified with the Jaguar Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system. Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers, the CCM system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance, while the brake prefill system ensures consistent pedal feel, stop after stop.

Wider, specially-developed Pirelli P Zero 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 tires provide exceptional levels of grip with no detriment to ride quality or refinement compared to narrower tires. The range of 20x9J and 20x11J forged aluminum wheels deliver weight savings of up to 30.4-lbs (13.8kg) per vehicle, while an open spoke design improves brake cooling. Exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, Coriolis wheels come standard in Satin Technical Grey and are optional in Gloss Black, and – for models fitted with the CCM braking system – Maelstrom wheels are available with a Satin Black polished finish.

AERODYNAMICS
Tasked with solving the often conflicting requirements of reducing drag and reducing lift, the SVO team designed a full suite of features which work together to improve dynamics, stability, performance and efficiency.

To cut drag, the front bumper was extended outward to mask as much of the wheels as possible. This helps the airflow to remain attached to the sides of the car, reducing drag.

The front valance and front undertray also contribute to drag reduction, but do much more to improve engine cooling as well. The louver design of the new hood vents uses the flow of air over the hood to help extract more hot air from the engine compartment, managing engine temperatures under load.

Apertures in the wheelarch liners help the high pressure air to escape through the fender vents, smoothing airflow and helping to reduce front-end lift.

An under-floor tray beneath the rear suspension accelerates the airflow, reducing pressure and therefore reducing lift. Aerodynamics are further enhanced by the rear venturi. Integrating this feature was only possible because of the design of the lightweight Inconel titanium exhaust system; using two individual rear silencers instead of a single transverse silencer enabled the venturi to be neatly packaged between them.

The single most effective device developed for the F-TYPE SVR is its deployable rear spoiler; the highly optimized design is both more effective and more aerodynamically-efficient in both raised and lowered positions.

With the car in normal mode, the spoiler deploys once vehicle speed reaches 60mph and 70mph for the Convertible and Coupe respectively. The spoiler will also deploy automatically whenever the driver selects Dynamic mode. In this raised position, the spoiler, together with the other aerodynamic enhancements, enable a reduction in the drag and lift coefficients of the F-TYPE SVR by 2.5 percent and 15 percent respectively compared to the F-TYPE R with its spoiler deployed. When the spoiler on the F-TYPE SVR is in the lowered position, the corresponding improvements are 7.5 percent and 45 percent.

Exterior design options to complement the carbon fiber active rear spoiler include a carbon fiber roof panel on the coupe and a carbon fiber pack comprising the front chin spoiler, hood louvers, side vents, rear venturi blade, door mirror caps, as well as roll hoops for the convertible model.

INTERIOR
A bespoke interior features exquisite detailing and the latest Jaguar infotainment system which support wearable technology make the F-TYPE SVR even more desirable.

The cabin gains cosseting 14-way SVR performance seats finished in Jet leather with a distinctive Lozenge Quilt pattern, contrast stitching and micro-piping and headrests embossed with the SVR logo. Customers also have the option of Siena Tan or Red leather upholstery.

The SVR Jet leather and optional Jet leather and suedecloth steering wheels feature black painted spoke outers and contrast stitching in a range of four colors. The unique anodized aluminum shift paddles are larger than those in other F-TYPE models to make changing gear even more instinctive.

The driver-focused theme of the ‘one-plus-one’ layout is enhanced with a suedecloth covering for the instrument cluster and center console, reminiscent of the F-TYPE concept CX-16.

The 770W Meridian surround sound audio system, touch-screen navigation and infotainment6 with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio8 & HD Radio™ remain standard.

As well as the familiar Jaguar InControl® Apps™ smartphone connectivity and Jaguar InControl®Protect™ emergency and breakdown call system, the F-TYPE SVR also offers the latest Jaguar InControl®Remote™ functionality, which – for the ultimate in convenience – now supports wearable technology.

Partnering the InControl Remote app for iOS smartphones, is a companion app developed for the Apple Watch. Using this device, drivers can lock and unlock the doors, check key information such as fuel level or mileage, and locate the car on a map. InControl Remote even enables the driver to start the engine and set the climate control system temperature to pre-condition the cabin before the start of a journey. Nothing could be simpler.

BEST-IN-CLASS COVERAGE

From the 2016 model year forward, all Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will feature Jaguar EliteCare, a new 5-year/60,000 mile ownership package that includes:

5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance

5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™

Customers may specify and order their F-TYPE SVR now, ahead of the vehicle’s global auto show debut at the Geneva Motor Show, by contacting us at Jaguar Orlando. Customer deliveries of the F-TYPE SVR will begin from Summer 2016, priced from $125,950 for the Coupe and $128,800 for the Convertible.
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2017 Jaguar XE Debuts in Los Angeles with AWD and Apple Watch Connectivity

Jaguar North America introduced the 2017 Jaguar XE with key model year updates and new specifications ahead of its arrival in North American showrooms this Spring.
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The XE first debuted as an all-new 2016 model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Following a limited global release, the XE has received critical acclaim from owners and automotive journalists alike as one of the most dynamic compact sports sedans available on the market today. Updates for the award-winning sedan in 2017, and available to U.S. and Canadian buyers at launch, include the addition of an optional torque on-demand all-wheel-drive powertrain and a host of newly available infotainment and driver assistance technologies like a Driver Condition Monitor and convenience features such as Apple Watch® connectivity. [2]

The reveal, ahead of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, took place at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios in California in conjunction with the kick-off to The Art of Performance Tour: Lights. Camera. Drive!; a seven-city cross-country tour, which invites consumers to see the full 2016/2017 Jaguar line-up, including the Jaguar F-PACE, and be among the first to drive the XE six months before it goes on sale in mid-2016.

With pricing starting from $34,900 [6], the XE rounds out the modern Jaguar sedan line-up as the new point of entry to Jaguar ownership; joining the new 2016 Jaguar XF mid-size sedan and refreshed 2016 Jaguar XJ full-size luxury sedan. Based on the brand’s new aluminum-intensive architecture, the introduction of the XE also gives Jaguar a foothold in the highly competitive North American compact sports sedan segment, significantly expanding potential market reach for the brand in 2016 and beyond.

A true driver’s car, the Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports sedan thanks to its advanced lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling. At launch in North America the XE will be available with a buyers choice of three powertrains; the 35t, a 340-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V6; the 25t, a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder and the 20d, a 180-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder.

U.S. Models and MSRP [6]

XE 25t
2.0L Turbocharged I-4, 240hp
Starting from $34,900

XE 20d
2.0L Turbocharged I-4 diesel, 180hp
Starting from $36,400

XE 35t
3.0L Supercharged V6, 340hp
Starting from $41,700

DESIGN
The aluminum-intensive Jaguar XE was the first global model developed from the new JLR modular vehicle architecture; underpinning the XE, this platform is also shared with the new XF mid-size sedan and most recently the all-new F-PACE performance SUV, which debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This shared architecture unlocks design possibilities that could not previously be delivered on bespoke platforms.

Core dimensions were determined with design and engineering teams working together from the very beginning, under a philosophy of ‘anything we can imagine, we can create.’ This ethos made it possible to realize perfect proportions: short front and rear overhangs and a dynamic cab-rearward stance. Further, the new architecture enables the XE to feature both a long wheelbase and a low, sporty driving position in a sleek, coupe-like profile.

With its large front air intakes, satin chrome side vents, gloss black side window surrounds, side sills, discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch forged alloy wheels, the XE R-Sport trim level reinforces the performance potential of the XE. The cabin of each XE offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness; exquisite materials and finishes, combined with traditional Jaguar craftsmanship make for an interior without compare.

Outside, the strongly-sculpted hood creates a taut, muscular appearance. The rising waistline adds to the sense of movement, while the form of the rear quarters takes inspiration from the F-TYPE Coupe. The signature J-Blade daytime running lights are a recognizable Jaguar design element, while the rear lights feature a horizontal line intersecting a circle; a powerful styling feature inherited from the iconic E-Type.

Jaguar has a rich history of producing stunning, aerodynamically-efficient cars. The new XE continues the tradition of uncompromised form and function; achieving a coefficient of drag as low as 0.28 – the result of 1,200 computational fluid dynamics simulations and a million hours of processor time.

“Our mission was to create an exciting and dynamic design clearly reflecting the XE positioning as a serious driver’s car. The cab-rearward proportions and tight packaging achieve that and give the XE the appearance of movement even when it is standing still. It bears a strong family resemblance to the F-TYPE and will stand apart in the crowd.”- Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design.

The spacious cabin cocoons front seat passengers with a deep center console which creates a cockpit-like feel. The instrument panel dials and the cluster needle sweep on start-up further emphasize the sports sedan attributes of the XE.

Front and rear seat occupants enjoy generous amounts of head and legroom, while fine-grain leathers and details such as contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke quality. The choice of gloss black, textured aluminum, and contemporary wood veneers enhance the luxurious, hand-crafted feel, while the available ambient lighting in a range of up to 10 colors adds to the sense of occasion.

CONSTRUCTION
Jaguar is highly experienced in the use of aluminum construction. The expertise in working with this lightweight material has culminated in the new body structure of the Jaguar XE. Much of the aluminum construction uses high-strength, 6000-series alloy. The body sides are a perfect example: these complex pressings are formed in one piece, and what would once have been 1.5mm gauge sheet has been reduced to just 1.1mm.

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Sustainability is a big part of the Jaguar aluminum story. The new XE uses RC 5754 – a proprietary aluminum alloy made predominantly from recycled material, delivering savings in overall CO2 emissions and helping to reduce demand for primary aluminum, ultimately saving energy. Utilizing this breakthrough will help Jaguar towards its goal of using 75 percent recycled material by 2020.

Riveting and bonding the lightweight body structure of the Jaguar XE consumes less energy than traditional spot welding. The XE also contains 101-lbs. of recycled plastics and renewable materials, further reducing its environmental impact.

“The XE is as strong and light as it could possibly be thanks to exhaustive analysis and by bringing the latest engineering techniques to bear on its design. It has been challenging to accomplish but the XE structure is absolutely at the cutting edge of what is achievable today.” – Dr. Mark White, Chief Technical Specialist, Jaguar

Chassis The new Jaguar XE features a sophisticated double wishbone front suspension. The aluminum front spindles are light and stiff – forged from cast blanks using a patented production process while the rear suspension features an integral link system like that used in the Jaguar XF. This system delivers lateral and longitudinal stiffness for precise handling and a supple ride.

Offering incredible tuning possibilities and greater efficiency than traditional hydraulic systems, electric power assisted steering (EPAS) like that found in the F-TYPE sports car is standard on the XE and further helps save weight while delivering consistent on-road driving feel through the steering wheel. [2]

POWERTRAIN
For customers demanding ultimate performance and an exhilarating engine note from idle right up to the redline, there’s the Jaguar XE 35t model, which shares its supercharged 340hp 3.0-liter V6 with the acclaimed F-TYPE. Direct injection and fully variable valve timing optimize power and torque throughout the rev range. The 90-degree cylinder bank angle provides space for the twin-vortex Roots-type supercharger, a balancer shaft ensures the engine runs smoothly. Developing 332 lb-ft of torque, the V6 provides the Jaguar XE 35t with exceptional performance: 0-60 mph takes just 5.1 seconds and top speed is electronically-limited to 120 mph. [1]

The XE 25t will feature the proven 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 GTDI engine found in other Jaguar Land Rover products. This powertrain produces 240hp and 251lb-ft of torque in a compact footprint.

The introduction of the XE to North American showrooms also brings with it the introduction of a new engine family for the Jaguar brand and the brand’s first diesel in North America. Developed from the very beginning to meet stringent US emissions standards, this clean, powerful and refined Jaguar Ingenium “20d” 180hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel delivers an impressive 318-lb. ft. of torque for strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it, and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

Applying learnings from the Jaguar Land Rover V6 diesel programs for North America, the calibration of the 180hp Ingenium engine was optimized to the last detail to deliver truly outstanding throttle response. A variable geometry turbocharger delivers high levels of boost pressure from low engine speeds, and together with the highly precise 1,800bar common rail injection system, enables maximum torque output of 318 lb. ft. to be developed from just 1,750rpm. This provides the XE with strong launch performance and superb mid-range flexibility.

Designed and manufactured in-house, the all- aluminum 2.0- liter Ingenium diesel – already proven in Europe – features a wealth of advanced technologies to ensure that it is as clean and responsive as it is smooth and quiet.

A high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system now features a cooler to make it even more effective. Coupled with a cooled low-pressure EGR and a highly efficient selective catalytic reduction system, the Ingenium engine has been designed to meet EPA Tier3-160 and California LEVIII-160 exhaust emissions standards, which are among the most stringent in the world.

Additionally, systematic friction reduction has been pursued throughout. With features such as the split-cooling system, variable flow coolant pump, mapped thermostat and switchable piston cooling jets the Ingenium diesel is inherently efficient by cutting parasitic losses and ensuring a rapid warm up from cold. Variable exhaust cam timing also helps the after-treatment system reach operating temperature quickly, further reducing emissions.

“The new generation of Ingenium diesel engines are wholly designed and manufactured in-house at our new engine plant in Wolverhampton. No opportunity has been missed in ensuring their design is right on the cutting edge of technical advancement to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, performance and refinement.” – Ron Lee, Group Chief Powertrain Engineer, Jaguar Cars.

All Ingenium engines, developed entirely by Jaguar engineering, are based around a deep-skirt aluminum cylinder block featuring thin-wall, press-fit cast iron liners; these offer the best balance of weight, surface finish, and robustness.

The engine’s split-cooling system, mapped thermostat, and fully variable mechanical water pump enable standing water in the block while coolant circulates through the crossflow channels in the cylinder head. So the engine warms up more quickly, reducing friction and as a result, improving fuel consumption.

Parasitic losses have been cut in other ways too: the electronically-controlled oil pump matches its flow rate according to engine speed, load and temperature, and switchable piston cooling jets operate only when needed.

Variable valve timing has been a feature on all gasoline Jaguar engines for many years, and now the technology is making its way into the diesel: the new Ingenium engines benefit from a cam phaser on the exhaust side. Variable exhaust valve timing enables more rapid catalyst heating, thereby minimizing harmful emissions during the critical warm-up phase.

The Ingenium diesel engine is characterized by the rapid build-up of torque from very low engine speeds, enabled by highly efficient variable geometry turbochargers. Maximum torque is maintained over a wide rev range, ensuring instantaneous response and strong acceleration whenever the driver demands it.

Weighing only 304lbs (138kg), this all-aluminum engine features twin counter-rotating balancer shafts to cancel-out second order forces, offering the smoothness and power of a naturally aspirated six-cylinder but in a smaller, more efficient package.

Another innovative feature is the sheet metal turbine housing integrated into the air-gap insulated exhaust manifold. As well as saving weight, the assembly’s reduced thermal mass means that the catalyst reaches light-off temperature more quickly, further reducing emissions, while a low-inertia turbine wheel delivers outstanding transient response.

All-Wheel Drive
All-wheel drive (AWD) was engineered into the XE from day one and debuts in 2017 worldwide. In North American markets AWD will be available exclusively with the 180hp Ingenium diesel and the 340hp supercharged V6 gas engines.

The addition of AWD to the range broadens the appeal of the XE further by maximizing the performance and handling benefits of the extra traction, particularly in adverse conditions, making the XE a true all-weather sports sedan. [2]

Like the all-new XF and F-PACE, the XE uses a torque on-demand AWD system featuring a transfer case with a multi-plate wet clutch pack and a chain drive to the front propshaft. It’s a very fast-acting system and can make the transition from purely rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive in just 165 milliseconds.

In normal driving, all of the engine’s torque is sent to the rear axle, preserving the rear-wheel drive dynamics of the XE, and ensuring that steering feel remains uncorrupted – this would not be possible with permanent all-wheel drive where higher parasitic losses also affect driving dynamics.

How much torque is transferred, and when, is determined by Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a highly sophisticated control technology developed and calibrated entirely in-house and first used on the F-TYPE AWD.

Taking data from the yaw rate, lateral acceleration and steering wheel angle sensors in the XE, IDD continuously estimates the friction between the tires and the road, and also how much of the available grip is being exploited at each tire contact patch. IDD can then apply predictive, feed-forward control strategies as well as reactive, feedback control. IDD is also networked to the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, the torque vectoring system and Jaguar Drive Control to make the AWD system even more effective.

If IDD predicts that the rear axle is approaching the limit of available traction, torque is transferred to the front axle. Torque can also be transferred to the front axle to help mitigate oversteer during fast cornering by providing yaw damping.

Automatic Transmissions
A ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission routes power to the wheels across the entire range of engines available in the XE in North America, from the 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine to the range topping 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Two specifically-optimized versions of this highly efficient and smooth-shifting transmission are available in the XE: the supercharged V6 AWD is matched to the 8HP70, while the supercharged V6 RWD, Ingenium diesel and GTDI four-cylinder petrol engines are paired with the lighter, more compact 8HP45.

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGIES
The Jaguar XE will be equipped with All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC). This new system, developed with the input of decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, works like a low-speed cruise control. Functioning between 2 mph and 19 mph, ASPC is designed to precisely control brake and powertrain systems delivering optimum traction in a variety of road conditions. [2]

An optional laser head-up display (HUD) technology provides the driver with information such as speed and navigation instructions by projecting high-contrast color images onto the windshield, keeping the driver’s eyes on the road while providing excellent visibility in a variety of conditions from day to night. [2]

The 2017 XE also features an available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. [2] Sensors in this system provide measurements of speed and distance of objects ahead and can initiate full braking to avoid or mitigate a collision.

Acting as the ‘eyes’ of the optional AEB, the XE features stereo camera technology that also supports Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems which provide data for the new Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL) feature. [2] ASL uses TSR data to adjust the set point, and can automatically increase or decrease the vehicle’s speed while the accelerator pedal is pressed. [1,2] If a higher speed limit is detected, the ASL system notifies the driver and can smoothly accelerate the vehicle up to the new limit. If the new speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly.

The Lane Keep Assist system builds on the functionality of the LDW system: if it determines that the vehicle is likely to drift out of its lane it can guide the driver back towards the center by using the EPAS to apply a small amount of counter-steering. [2] The amount of torque applied to the steering wheel is slight and can be easily over-ridden.

Tiredness is often a factor when drivers unintentionally leave their lane, and the XE incorporates technology that can support them here too. Driving when tired is often characterized by periods of little or no steering at all, followed by sudden and sometimes excessive inputs when the driver reacts. The Driver Condition Monitor system recognizes this behavior and, by also studying the use of the brake and accelerator pedals and the direction indicators, can encourage the drive to take a break by showing a multi-stage warning in the instrument cluster. [2]

The XE also offers systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Blind Spot Monitoring, semi-automated parallel and perpendicular Park Assist, and Reverse Traffic Detection. [2]

INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
For 2017, customers can now choose between two great infotainment systems when buying their XE – the Jaguar InControl® Touch™ system and the next-generation InControl Touch Pro™ system. InControl Touch relies on an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen which features a clear, intuitive interface with fast response times, while InControl Touch Pro is designed around a tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen and is as intuitive to use as it is powerful, making every journey a more enjoyable, rewarding experience.

InControl Touch supports Bluetooth®, audio streaming and USB connectivity. The Jaguar XE can also be fitted with an SD card-based navigation system which allows easy upgrades of map data. Voice control using plain speech gives access to any level of the system, without the need for drivers to take their eyes off the road or navigate through menus. [3,4] For drivers wanting a traditional infotainment interface, the Jaguar XE systems feature a user-friendly map which can be operated by touch using simple pinch-to-zoom commands like many smartphones.

InControl Touch Pro features advanced technologies including a powerful quad-core processor and a high-speed solid-state drive (SSD). Everything is connected using ultra-fast Ethernet – the most advanced network available and up to five times quicker than competing technologies. Put together, this gives InControl Touch Pro incredible computing power and delivers exceptional performance and functionality.

The 10.2-inch touchscreen featured in the InControl Touch Pro system is the largest in the segment and makes interaction smooth, seamless and intuitive. The home screen can be customized and widgets can be added – it’s even possible to add additional customized home screens if desired.

The screen delivers superb graphics and the super-wide display enables multi-tasking. [3,4] So for instance, media can be shown in the main area of the screen, while the side panel can show journey status, weather reports or phone details – swiping up or down allows the user to select from one of up to five panels.

Because the data is stored on the high-speed SSD it can be accessed in a fraction of the time needed for conventional hard drives, so the graphics are sharp, highly detailed and incredibly responsive. Users can zoom in and out of maps using ‘pinch’ and ‘pan’ gesture.

InControl Touch Pro can get you to your destination even when the GPS signal is lost, thanks to innovative dead-reckoning functionality. By analyzing data from the vehicle’s sensors, it can accurately predict the vehicle’s location and heading – something beyond the capability of smartphone navigation apps.

Functionality is also taken to the next level using the data connection and location-based features and services offered with InControl Touch Pro. Enter a destination and the system can check if there’s enough fuel in the tank to complete the journey. If not, the driver is alerted and filling stations on the route that are within range are highlighted on the map: a tap is all it takes to add one as a waypoint.

Drivers can use the system to share destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) with others via email or text message. If there are delays and the ETA slips, an automatic follow-up message can let them know and provide an update.

InControl Touch Pro can help drivers to avoid hold-ups in the first place: Commute Mode can learn your daily drive and, using historical and real-time traffic information, can suggest alternative routes that will help you to avoid congestion.

Arriving at your destination has never been easier. Once within 600 feet, Approach Mode will show a 360° interactive street-level view of your destination next to the main navigation display: it can even direct you to the nearest available car parking spaces.

A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance, helping owners complete the final stage of their journey by public transport or on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between the device and the InControl Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.

Available with both InControl Touch and InControl Touch Pro, Jaguar InControl® Apps™ allows users to seamlessly access and control a number of smartphone apps through the vehicle’s touchscreen. [4] Jaguar InControl® Remote™ functionality allows users of iOS® and Android™ smartphones to connect to the car remotely to control car functions, including deactivating the alarm, locking or unlocking the doors, remote heating or cooling the cabin through engine start.

Wearable technology makes it even easier to stay in touch
Also new this year, the Jaguar InControl Remote app is available for the Apple Watch®, making it simpler and more convenient than ever to interact with the vehicle – no matter where you are.

Offering similar functionality to the InControl Remote smartphone app, drivers will be able to use their Apple Watch to lock and unlock the vehicle, check how much fuel is in the tank and see its location on a map. It’s even possible to set the climate control and start the engine to get the cabin to the ideal temperature before the journey begins.

Outstanding performance: Meridian® Digital Audio
InControl Touch is designed to deliver exceptional audio performance too, and offers a choice of two digital systems developed with world-renowned British firm Meridian. The first is a superb 380W system with 11 speakers (including subwoofer), while the truly outstanding surround sound system delivers 825W and features 17 speakers (including subwoofer).

To enhance the experience still further, this system benefits from Meridian’s Trifield and Audyssey’s MultEQ XT signal processing technologies, producing rich, balanced sound throughout the vehicle’s cabin. And because all of the speakers and amplifiers are so carefully matched, it delivers its high output with exceptionally low levels of distortion – just 0.2 percent.

As well as media streaming from smartphones and tablets via two USB ports and a dual-purpose HDMI/ MHL port, InControl Touch Pro offers a CD/DVD player too. The system also supports satellite radio, and delivers features such as buffering, enabling users to skip back to the start of tracks.

BEST-IN-LUXURY CLASS COVERAGE
All 2017 Jaguar models sold in the U.S. will come standard with Jaguar EliteCare coverage for added peace of mind. First announced for the 2016 model year, Jaguar EliteCare is a best-in-class ownership package offering a new vehicle limited warranty with complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™ for five-years or 60,000 miles – whichever comes first [5]. Jaguar EliteCare includes:

5-Year/60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

5-Year/60,000 Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

5-Year/60,000 Mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance

5-Year/Unlimited Mile Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect™

The 2017 Jaguar XE will be available in U.S. showrooms late Spring of 2016. Consumers can place a reservation deposit for the XE at Jaguar Orlando. Stay tuned for the arrival of the spectacular XE!

1 Always follow local speed limits.
2 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.
3 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so.
4 Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
5 Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.
6 Price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.
7 All figures are manufacturer estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
8 All technical figures are subject to final confirmation ahead of production. Performance figures are manufacturer’s preliminary estimates at time of press and subject to change.
9 The Wi-Fi hotspot is intended for passenger use only. InControl features may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions.

Jaguar F-PACE: The Ultimate Practical Jaguar Sports Car

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Featuring sports-car derived chassis systems and evaluated on the same demanding roads as all other Jaguar vehicles, the new F-PACE will bring new levels of dynamic ability to the brand when it goes on sale in 2016, after debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

The new F-PACE will reward drivers and passengers alike with a blend of agility and comfort that is unique to the small performance SUV segment; making it the most practical Jaguar sports car ever.

Whether on twisting mountain passes, flowing country roads or high-speed highway cruising,* the new F-PACE delivers responsiveness and precision with the characteristic levels of refinement and composure Jaguar vehicles are known for.

“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA. We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be.” – Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar

Developed using the Jaguar Lightweight Aluminum Architecture, the new F-PACE is designed to handle with precision and control without sacrificing ride comfort – it’s what makes a Jaguar stand apart from the competition. Taking full advantage of the body structure’s inherently high stiffness, the sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and Integral Link rear suspension provide a great starting point; tuned by Jaguar engineers, they make the new F-PACE incredibly responsive, and ensure that the vehicle can handle the impacts, undulations and camber of varying road surfaces.

Incorporating all of the learnings from F-TYPE, the F-PACE features a similar electric power-assisted steering system** (EPAS) which gives drivers greater feedback and control than hydraulic systems. Every system between the steering wheel and the tire’s contact patch are optimized so that the new F-PACE responds immediately to driver input, giving a truly connected feel. Combined with the same torque vectoring by braking technology** first developed for F-TYPE and incorporating a torque on-demand all-wheel drive system,** the new F-PACE has been designed to deliver outstanding agility in a variety of weather conditions and on varying road surfaces.

The new F-PACE makes its auto show debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:30AM in Hall 5.0, Stand B06. And we’ll keep you posted at Jaguar Orlando when you can experience the F-PACE for yourself, in-person! Stay tuned…

* Always follow local speed limits.
** These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention, and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions. The driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or Jaguar Orlando for more details.

THE ALL-NEW 2016 JAGUAR XF

JagXF-NewImageThe all-new second generation 2016 Jaguar XF large luxury sedan featuring Jaguar aluminum-intensive construction will bring a unique blend of design, technology, and refinement to the segment. With the launch of the 2016 XF sedan in Winter 2015, all current Jaguar models will now feature lightweight aluminum construction, as will future models such as the Jaguar XE sports sedan and Jaguar F-PACE performance crossover. The large luxury class sedan will be offered in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, with a choice between two V6 supercharged engines and the brand’s most comprehensive suite of advanced performance, driver assistance and infotainment technology.

DESIGN

Redesigned from the ground up using Jaguar aluminum-intensive architecture, the second generation Jaguar XF delivers better proportions, more interior space and a progressive, highly streamlined form.

Taking its rightful place between the mid-size Jaguar XE and the full-size luxury Jaguar XJ sedans, the all-new Jaguar XF features a more vertical front end, shorter front overhang, longer wheelbase and new rear quarter windows. Mirroring the evolution of the Jaguar design language, the sleek, coupe-like profile, long hood with deep power bulge and the short front overhang make the XF stand apart from the crowd.

“In creating the all-new XF, as a design team we have been driven by discipline, the discipline of simplicity. Every exterior line on the XF has a clear purpose – nothing is superfluous. Achieving that simplicity takes time and requires great determination; it’s all too easy to add lines to a car, but much harder to add character by leaving lines out. Inside too, we have been driven by the desire to ensure the cabin of the all-new XF is as comforting as it is comfortable. New technology is combined carefully with materials that cosset and reassure. The all-new XF has a clear sense of calm and strength, both outside and inside – and I’m proud of my team for delivering that” said, Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.

Benefiting from the design flexibility of the Jaguar modular vehicle architecture, the wheelbase of all-new XF has been increased by 2in (51mm) to 116.5in (2,960mm) while the overall length of the vehicle decreases by 0.3in (7mm) to 195in (4,954mm) long. This longer wheelbase delivers superior packaging that liberates an additional 0.6in (15mm) of rear legroom, 0.9in (24mm) of rear knee room and up to 1.1in (27mm) of rear headroom.

The front overhang is now 2.6in (66mm) shorter, emphasizing the car’s dynamic, rear-wheel drive stance and the outstanding proportions characteristic to all Jaguar vehicles.

The mesh grille is more vertical than before, helping to reduce drag and delivering a more mature look to the vehicle.

Aerodynamics are improved by using vents in the front bumper to channel air over the front wheels. This helps to prevent the turbulent wheel wake from disturbing the smooth laminar airflow passing around the car.

The headlights, including the optional adaptive full-LED technology, are flush with the surrounding panels, improving aesthetics and aerodynamics. They also feature the signature Jaguar J-Blade LED daytime running lights and a ‘modern quad’ design, referencing the four round lights that Jaguar sedans have made iconic. The fluting running backwards from the top of the headlights is another detail inspired by the rich heritage of the Jaguar brand.

The one-piece aluminum body side pressings emphasize the Jaguar brand philosophy that surfacing should always be executed with the discipline of simplicity and purity. Designing and manufacturing these panels from a single sheet contributes not only to the overall stiffness of the body, but also to surfacing purity and quality as there are no visible joints.

The sweeping, coupe-like profile which defined the first-generation XF has evolved, and now features rear quarter windows. The additional feature allows for a clearer view out from the rear seats, and combined with the standard sunroof, allow more natural light to flood into the cabin highlighting the additional 0.6in (15mm) of legroom and 0.9in (24mm) of knee room delivered by the vehicle.

Still relatively high to emphasize dynamics and movement through ideal proportion between the wheel, body and cabin, the waistline is now slightly more horizontal than before. The roofline is lower and the rear deck longer and higher to reduce drag.

Running from front to back, peaking above the rear wheel in terms of height and then tapering away, is a chamfered feature line known as ‘the spear of light.’ The reflections make the car appear more lithe, agile and elegant. At the rear, the LED tail lights feature the signature Jaguar design from the F-TYPE – a line intersecting a roundel – also used on the Jaguar XE. Here, the design is repeated, creating a clear hierarchy from the Jaguar XE, and an unmistakable pattern at night.

The chrome signature blade running across the trunk lid between the light clusters is slimmer than before, highlighting the taut surfaces and dynamic visual balance of the all-new Jaguar XF.

To deliver the flush fit of the light clusters and perfect integration of the chrome blade, the trunk lid is made from two steel pressings joined by laser brazing. As well as being energy-efficient, this process was selected for its precision and neat, clean finish.

The interior of the XF has always attracted praise, especially the start-up sequence bringing the car to life as the rotary gear selector rises up from the center console and the air vents rotate into position. The goal was to retain that sense of occasion – and the strong, simple lines and horizontal feel of the instrument panel – but mature the design language and the use of materials, befitting the status of the all-new XF now that the Jaguar XE is in position as the entry-level Jaguar sports sedan.

The layered instrument panel, now with the Jaguar signature ‘Riva Hoop’ inspired by the Jaguar XJ, continues into the door, creating a unique cabin feel. This is enhanced by the generous application of veneers such as Gloss Figured Ebony and textured aluminum trim such as Dark Hex.

With options such as the reconfigurable, 12.3-inch full-TFT instrument cluster and 10.2-inch touchscreen, four-zone climate control, 10-color ambient lighting, Black Suedecloth headliner and fluted Windsor leather seats, the all-new Jaguar XF reflects the standard for interior luxury and design.

The longer wheelbase means the second row sits further away from the rear wheels, improving refinement. This created the opportunity to reduce seat height slightly, contributing to the increased headroom, which gains an additional 1.1in (27mm). Options such as the four-zone climate control system, heated seats and window blinds make the second row more comfortable.

The rear bench also features a 40:20:40 split, making it easier to through-load bulky items such as skis or snowboards. The trunk now features an optional power close function.

ARCHITECTURE AND BODY STRUCTURE

Aluminum-intensive construction

Used to create inherently light and stiff body structures, aluminum alloys, self-piercing rivets and structural adhesives enhance performance, efficiency, and dynamics. These attributes were engineered into the Jaguar aluminum-intensive architecture from which the all-new Jaguar XF was developed. Also featuring advanced high-strength steels, the aluminum-intensive unibody uses materials intelligently, exploiting each to its full potential.

Aluminum is also used to make the hood and front fenders, while the front-end carrier and cross-car beam are cast from even lighter magnesium alloys. Combined with the other weight savings made throughout the vehicle, the all-new Jaguar XF is up to 265lbs (AWD) lighter than its predecessor.

Features such as the high-pressure die-cast aluminum front suspension towers increase local stiffness and make a significant contribution to the ride, handling and steering of the all-new XF.

The move from an all-steel to an aluminum-intensive unibody leverages more than a decade’s experience of manufacturing luxury vehicles from aluminum in high volume. The one-piece body sides of the all-new XF are testament to expertise in working with the material. Pressed from a single sheet of high-strength 6000-series alloy, the body sides weigh less than 13.2lbs (6kg). Perfecting the deep haunches and the quarter windows incorporated all of the learning from the Jaguar F-TYPE in terms of depth of draw and tightness of radii.

Assembly to the rest of the structure uses a two-stage framing process. The technique allows for greater joint efficiency through optimized positioning of the rivets. This translates to increased torsional rigidity of the body, making the all-new Jaguar XF up to 28 percent stiffer than its predecessor.

The all-new Jaguar XF is more refined with much of the improvement coming from reducing structure-born noise. Critical to this is that the body behaves as one homogeneous structure: wherever vibration energy finds a discontinuity it will concentrate and then radiate noise through to the cabin.

Every part of the body was analyzed in this way to ensure that as many potential sources of noise could be designed-out. In some areas, such as the crash structure behind the front bulkhead, fully-sealed, double-wall structures are used. Where sound deadening has been applied, the latest spray-on materials are used due to their combination of higher performance and lower weight.

Foam baffles inside the aluminum sections also contribute. These pieces are fitted during assembly: as the body passes through the e-coating ovens the heat causes the foam to expand so that it completely fills the section.

A further example of the attention to detail which delivered the vehicle’s low levels of cabin noise is typified by the way in which the high-level brake light is fitted to the body. Running all the way along the full length of the rear glass, this full-LED light has a seal and an acoustic barrier behind it to minimize any noise leakage through to the interior.

5000-series aluminum alloy pressings are used where stiffness is a key, such as in the underframe reinforcements. These include RC5754, a grade unique to Jaguar Land Rover, which is made predominantly from recycled material. Around half of this is scrap sourced from the press shops, helping not only the move towards closed-loop recycling but also reductions in overall electricity consumption and therefore lifecycle CO2 emissions.

As part of the intelligent material mix in the body, the rear longitudinal members and the B-pillar reinforcements are made from ultra-high strength hot-formed boron steels, providing exceptional rigidity and stability of the occupant safety cell.

CHASSIS

The all-new Jaguar XF exceeds expectations of how a sedan should ride, handle and steer. Comfort and refinement have been taken to a higher level and combined with excellent agility and responsiveness. The light yet exceptionally stiff body with its combination of aluminum and advanced high-strength steels delivers a near-50:50 weight distribution.

Double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension systems provide the inherently high levels of stiffness needed for agile handling and steering precision with the compliance essential for first-class comfort and refinement. Advanced damper technologies – both passive and continuously-variable – improve ride quality and extend the breadth of dynamic capability of the XF.

“The all-new XF has to deliver both driver reward through agility and immediacy of response when it’s called for, and yet great ride composure and comfort too. The light and rigid aluminum intensive architecture of the all-new XF is a key enabler for us delivering those attributes, as it provides an optimal basis for finely tuning the ride and handling characteristics of the car. The result is that the new XF is as satisfying to drive quickly, as it is comfortable to be driven in.” – Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar.

With many components made entirely from lightweight aluminum, the double-wishbone front suspension of the XF is modeled closely to that of the Jaguar F-TYPE. Its high camber stiffness means that the tires are able to generate lateral force immediately – which translates to sharper and more immediate turn-in. And the high roll camber gain means that the tire’s contact patch is maintained, generating more grip and delivering better feel.

Other refinements include lighter springs made from narrower-gauge steel and low-friction, PTFE-lined bushes for the tubular anti-roll bar.

Integral Link Rear Suspension

The optimum balance of ride and handling requires lateral and longitudinal stiffness to be tuned independently. Integral Link suspension enables the all-new XF to realize exceptional levels of comfort and handling. Bushes soft in recession allow the wheels to move rearwards and upwards upon impact, providing excellent energy absorption characteristics.

At the same time, camber stiffness can be increased, delivering greater responsiveness. Greater caster stiffness can also be achieved, for greater stability under braking.

Electric Power-Assisted Steering2

Steering response and on-center feel are among the most important attributes which define the Jaguar dynamic driving DNA. One of the key enablers to this is the tuning potential of electric power-assisted steering (EPAS). From filters which damp unwanted disturbances caused by road surface irregularities to algorithms which compensate for changes in ambient temperature – EPAS has a lot to offer.

Incorporating all of the learning from the F-TYPE and XE, the advantages of EPAS have been fully exploited, giving the all-new XF a more connected feel with an intuitive, linear response.

Passive Damping and Adaptive Dynamics

Making the body of the all-new XF lighter and stiffer delivers inherent benefits in terms of ride control, but Jaguar dynamics engineers looked closely at other fundamental improvements that could be made. One of the most effective was the integration of next-generation passive damper technology to enhance comfort.

The new passive dampers enable frequency-dependent damping – the ability to vary damping force not only with the velocity that the damper piston moves at, but also as a function of its frequency.

An extra valve in the piston provides an additional bypass. At road speeds typical of town driving, the valve is open, allowing some fluid to flow through it instead of the main valve in the piston. This reduces the damping force and makes the ride smoother and suppler. With increasing speed the valve closes, forcing all of the fluid to pass through the piston: damping force increases and the ride becomes firmer.

The Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system2 has also evolved. Still monitoring body movement 100 times a second and wheel movement 500 times a second, the control algorithms for the adaptive dampers are now more advanced – further enhancing low-speed ride comfort as well improving handling and agility at higher speeds3.

Configurable Dynamics2

First developed for the F-TYPE, Configurable Dynamics takes the duality of character of the XF to the next level. The system allows the driver to individually tailor the throttle mapping, transmission shift strategy, steering feel and Adaptive Dynamics settings using the touchscreen. Configurable dynamics is offered in conjunction with Adaptive Dynamics.

POWERTRAIN

Enthusiasts demanding the most involving driving experience now have the choice of the Jaguar free-revving 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine in 340hp and 380hp ratings –equipped with either rear- or all-wheel drive (AWD). Shared with the F-TYPE, these engines combine supercharging with direct-injection and variable intake and exhaust valve timing to deliver exceptional throttle response, linear power delivery and a unique soundtrack.

A single balancer shaft enhances smooth-running and refinement, while a carefully-tuned symposer feeds some of the supercharged V6’s induction sound back into the cabin to make exploiting the performance potential even more exhilarating.

This is the first time the 380hp version has been used in a Jaguar sedan and is reserved for the all-new XF S. Matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this model is capable of covering the 0-60mph sprint in 5.1 seconds on its way to an electronically-limited maximum speed of 155mph3.

Optimized eight-speed automatic transmissions

The all-new Jaguar XF is available with one of two specifically-optimized eight-speed automatic ZF®transmissions. AWD engines are paired with the familiar 8HP70 transmission, while rear-wheel drive derivatives are matched to the lighter, more compact 8HP45. Combined with the unique Jaguar rotary gear shift controller and paddle shifters, these transmissions offer an exceptional driving experience, blending smooth launch behavior with seamless shifting.

The transmission module monitors driving style and adapts its shift pattern to suit. The ECU is also networked to the JaguarDrive Control™, offering quicker shifts and more dynamic kickdown in Dynamic mode, and earlier up-shifts in Eco mode.

Torque Vectoring by Braking2

Another technology proven first on F-TYPE and now standard on the all-new XF is Torque Vectoring by Braking. On corner entry, lightly braking the inner wheels individually can mitigate understeer and help the driver to take the ideal line. Intervention is subtle and virtually transparent to the driver, but the increased agility is felt immediately.

All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics2

With the option of AWD, the all-new XF builds on the success of its predecessor with a next-generation torque on demand system and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). To maximize the system’s potential, IDD is networked to the Torque Vectoring by Braking system and the Dynamic Stability Control.

IDD is designed to preserve Jaguar dynamics DNA while maximizing the performance and handling benefits of the additional traction, especially in adverse conditions or on poor road surfaces. Primarily a rear-wheel drive sports sedan, the all-new XF also satisfies growing worldwide demand for AWD vehicles.

Integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission, AWD is available with the 340hp and 380hp supercharged V6 engines. In normal driving, all of the torque is sent to the rear axle. But when required, a multi-plate wet clutch diverts torque to the front axle via a chain drive in the transfer case.

How much torque is transferred – and when – is controlled by the IDD module, which is integrated into the transfer case. Using sensor data such as yaw rate, steering wheel angle and lateral acceleration, algorithms within the IDD controller continuously estimate road surface friction, and how much of the available grip is being exploited at each tire contact patch.

If IDD predicts that the rear tires are approaching the traction limit, torque is seamlessly transferred to the front axle. IDD also functions reactively, and can vary the front-rear torque split to mitigate oversteer in fast corners through yaw damping.

Adaptive Surface Response2

Adding to the AWD capability of the all-new XF is Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) which is designed to determine what kind of surface the car is driving on – normal roads, wet or gravel roads, or snow and ice – and modify the maps for the steering, throttle, transmission and stability control systems according to the conditions.

AdSR, standard on vehicles equipped with both AWD and Adaptive Dynamics, replaces JaguarDrive Control’s Winter mode. AdSR functions throughout the vehicle’s entire speed range.

INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY

Jaguar InControl® Touch™1

The all-new XF features two available infotainment systems. The standard system is InControl Touch and is based around an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen featuring the new Jaguar user interface. Designed to be simple and intuitive to use, the contemporary graphics are crisp and clear. The touchscreen supports gestures familiar to smartphone and tablet users such as ‘swipe’ to perform actions and ‘drag’ to scroll across maps.

For customers who prefer voice control, enhanced speech recognition enables the driver to enter destinations into the navigation system or call contacts directly.

Text-to-voice technology helps to reduce driver distraction by reading out incoming SMS messages. When the vehicle is stationary the driver can use the touchscreen to compose messages or, for convenience, select one of the stored response templates.

Planning journeys through the available navigation system is quicker and easier thanks to smart data entry and faster route calculation. Map data stored on a SD card is rendered in high quality 2D and 3D images.Turn-by-turn instructions can also be shown in the optional Heads-Up Display2, enabling the driver to keep their eyes on the road.

InControl Touch Pro™1

The all-new Jaguar XF is the first model to feature the equally new InControl Touch Pro™ infotainment system. At the heart of InControl Touch Pro is a 10.2-inch capacitive touchscreen. There are no buttons on either side, instead, all the functionality has been neatly integrated into the bottom section of the touchscreen.

“Jaguar InControl Touch Pro is the most sophisticated infotainment system we’ve ever developed and uses a quad-core processor, solid-state driver and Ethernet to deliver exceptional performance. The 10.2-inch touchscreen and features such as our latest navigation that can learn your commute make every journey in the all-new XF more rewarding.” – Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XF

Like a smartphone, the home screen can be customized; wallpaper can be set to any image, and widgets can be added to provide shortcuts to favorite features. It’s even possible to add extra home screens. The touchscreen also features ‘pinch to zoom’ gestures familiar to all smartphone users.

Map data for InControl Touch Pro™ is stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) that can be accessed in a fraction of the time taken with conventional hard drive systems. Dead-reckoning functionality, which interprets vehicle data up to 40 times a second, can accurately position the vehicle even when GPS signals can no longer be received.

Utilizing a data connection enables even greater functionality and location-based features and information. The all-new XF offers door-to-door route planning and guidance incorporating public transport options, Commute Mode which learns your daily drive so that it can automatically offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information, and Approach Mode which shows a 360° interactive view of your destination when you’re approximately 650ft away.

On-board, Gracenote album art stored on the SSD drive enrich the music listening experience while functions such as ‘Play more like this’ make it simpler to access all of your favorite tracks. Adding to the experience, InControl Touch Pro™ includes a 17-speaker, 825W digital surround sound system developed with renowned British audio experts Meridian™. The system benefits from the Meridian Trifield™ and Audyssey’s MultEQ XT technologies which ensure optimum sound reproduction with benchmark low levels of distortion.

The modules which make up InControl Touch Pro™ are connected using Ethernet. With a bandwidth of up to 1Gbit/ second, Ethernet can handle massive amounts of data, enabling very high infotainment system performance.

Together with a powerful quad-core processor and the solid-state drive, Ethernet allows InControl Touch Pro™ to deliver smooth graphics and extremely fast response times. These two technologies also ensure that the system’s capability can be further enhanced in the future.

Jaguar InControl® Features

Dialing-in to a conference call, booking a hotel room or just catching up with the news, with the optional Jaguar InControl® Apps™ the all-new Jaguar XF ensures that drivers can seamlessly connect Apple® and Android™ smartphones to the vehicle. Via a USB cable and the dedicated port in the center console, InControl Apps™ provides access to compatible apps on the device using the vehicle’s touchscreen1.

Also compatible with the all-new XF is the new Jaguar InControl Remote™, which enables customers to interact with the vehicle using a smartphone. Through the app vehicle owners can bring the cabin to a pre-set temperate by remotely starting the engine, and can check key vehicle data such as fuel tank fill level and door lock status. The app also enables the driver to remotely lock or unlock the car and receive alerts if the alarm sounds, with the option to reset it. A beep and flash feature can help drivers find the vehicle if they’ve forgotten where it was parked or provides a map to lead them to it.

Should the vehicle be involved in a collision severe enough to trigger the airbags, InControl Protect™ is designed to automatically notify emergency services and provide GPS location of the vehicle. Occupants can also trigger an emergency call manually by pressing a button on the upper console. InControl Protect™ also features a stolen vehicle locator with the service provider using vehicle location obtained via GPS and vehicle details information to locate the vehicle to work with the law enforcement agencies to recover the car as quickly as possible.

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

All-Surface Progress Control2

Pulling away on low-friction surfaces such as snow, ice or wet grass can be challenging; which is why the all-new XF features the revolutionary Jaguar Land Rover All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC) system.

Leveraging the knowledge built up over decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road technologies, ASPC delivers a step-change in capability because there’s no driver input on the pedals: the driver just has to steer.

ASPC works like a low-speed cruise control and can operate between 2 mph (3.6km/h) and 19mph (30km/h). The system is activated by pressing a button on the center console and then the driver uses the cruise control switches on the steering wheel to set the maximum speed.

What makes ASPC so effective is that it doesn’t just provide fine control of the throttle: it also uses the brakes in opposition to the throttle so that from standstill, only very low engine torque is applied to the driven wheels. This capability is designed to ensure smooth progress with little or no wheel spin.

ASPC is standard on the entire XF model range.

Forward-facing stereo camera

Located in front of the rear-view mirror, the available forward-facing stereo camera generates a 3D view of the road ahead. The information is interpreted by image processing software and the output used by a wide range of advanced driver assistance systems.

One of the most important is the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system2. If the module determines that a collision with a vehicle ahead is likely, the brake system is pre-charged and the driver given audible and visual warnings. If no avoiding action is taken and the collision deemed to be imminent, the system is designed to initiate full braking to avoid it or mitigate the effects.

The stereo camera also supports the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane-Keeping Assist (LKA)systems2 available on the Jaguar XF. By monitoring the vehicle’s position relative to lane markings, LDW is designed to notify the driver if they begin to drift out of lane by providing visual warning in the instrument panel and a haptic warning through the steering wheel rim. If the driver drifts too close to the edge of the lane, the LKA system can guide the driver towards the center of the lane by applying a small amount of counter-steering. The amount of torque applied to the steering wheel is slight and can be easily over-ridden by the driver at any time.

Available on the all-new XF, the Driver Drowsing Monitoring (DDM) system2 is designed evaluate patterns of driver inactivity, such as little or no steering, pedal or instrument panel activity followed by sudden or excessive inputs, and provide multistage visual and audible warnings when driver drowsiness is noticed.

The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system2 relies on the stereo camera to keep the driver informed of speed limits – including temporary limits which apply during road work and variable limits on highways. Camera data is cross-referenced against GPS data to ensure accuracy. If the driver selects the over-speed warning function, the ring around the sign graphic flashes whenever the limit is exceeded.

Intelligent Speed Limiter2

To assist drivers in areas where speed limits change often, Jaguar has developed an Intelligent Speed Limiter (ISL) which uses the TSR system data to monitor changes in the speed limit and automatically increase or decrease the vehicle’s speed to match.

If the TSR system recognizes a higher speed limit ahead, the system is designed to notify the driver and the vehicle can accelerate smoothly up to the new limit. If the speed limit is lower, the vehicle can be slowed down accordingly. If the driver presses the Resume button, the rate of acceleration or deceleration will increase.

Laser Heads-Up Display2

The all-new XF is the latest Jaguar sedan to feature a laser Heads-Up Display (HUD). Projecting key information such as vehicle speed, gear shift indication and navigation instructions onto the windshield, this system is designed to help the driver keep their eyes on the road.

The color images are exceptionally sharp and are adjustable both in height and in brightness, making it easy to find the ideal setting. The HUD may also be switched off if desired.

Laser technology offers several advantages over conventional TFT systems. The images it generates offer superior color saturation and higher contrast, so they’re more resistant to ‘washout’ in bright sunlight. And the system is not only more compact, but it’s almost a third lighter.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist2

The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system familiar from the previous XF has been enhanced with a function designed to take even more of the effort and monotony out of driving in heavy traffic. Using a long-range 77GHz scanning radar, the system is designed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, all the way down to a standstill. Queue Assist then enables the all-new XF to track the vehicle in front as the traffic starts moving again.

Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection2

Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection are designed to monitor the area behind the vehicle. Medium-range sensors will alert the driver to the presence of vehicles approaching fast from behind once they’ve closed to within 229.7-ft (70 meters). As the vehicles approach the blind spot, a flashing icon appears in the mirror as a warning. Once the vehicle enters the blind spot, the icon is shown as a solid.

At slower speeds, such when reversing out of a space in a busy parking area, the same radar sensors can also warn drivers of approaching vehicles which may be hidden from view or are outside the driver’s peripheral vision.

Park Assist

The all-new XF features semi-automated park assist functions for both perpendicular and parallel parking. Ultrasonic sensors measure the space and, if it’s suitable, will enable the car to steer itself into position; the driver simply has to operate the accelerator and the brakes. In the case of parallel parking, the system can also steer the vehicle out again.

Complementing this feature is the surround camera system. Five cameras combine to give a 360° view of the area around the car, including a plan view, to make maneuvering easier and safer.

Jaguar Orlando will keep you informed when the new 2016 XF vehicles arrive – we’re as excited as you are! The all-new Jaguar XF is the heart of Jaguar, the practical sports sedan with that signature Jaguar silhouette, that sits between XE and XJ. #NewXF

C-X75 Going from Concept to Reality

Jaguar confirmed that it plans to launch the remarkable C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar. Jaguar Orlando could not be more excited of this announcement.

Jaguar C-X75 will become the British marque’s most advanced model to date. The company expects the vehicle to offer performance on par with the fastest production cars on the market, while adopting cutting-edge technology that offers remarkable fuel economy. Jaguar expects this hybrid supercar to deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph.

“People expect Jaguar to be innovators – that is when Jaguar is at its best,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director. “The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. We’ve been building on that momentum and there is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this.”

Project C-X75 will be the ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering innovation. This high-performance hybrid supercar will stay true to the initial concept design study that made its debut at the 2010 Paris motor show, while fulfilling requirements that allow it to be homologated for road use.

“We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars. “This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful.”

In an unprecedented move, Jaguar C-X75 will be developed in association with Williams F1 who will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies. This association will be at the leading edge of British automotive engineering and innovation.

“Confirmation of this project today signposts Jaguar Land Rover’s continued determination to embrace new technologies,” said Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth. “A supercar like the C-X75 is the logical choice to showcase cutting-edge design, intelligent use of new environmental technologies and motorsport-inspired performance.”

It also marks a new milestone in both companies’ histories as Jaguar Land Rover and Williams collaborate for the first time to produce one of the world’s highest performance and environmentally friendly supercars. The production of Jaguar C-X75 is expected to create more than one hundred highly-skilled jobs in the UK.

A direct technology transfer between elite motorsport and road-going production cars is key to the success of the C-X75. The supercar’s chassis will be made of carbon-fiber to create an incredibly lightweight, yet rigidly strong structure.

Aiding the transition from concept to production vehicle is the choice of powertrain. Jaguar continues to develop the use of the micro-turbine technology that was showcased in the original concept C-X75. Jaguar’s parent company Tata has taken a significant stake in Bladon Jets, and will develop this very advanced technology as a medium-term aspiration that will play a part in Jaguar cars of the future.

To bring Project C-X75 to showroom reality within the timescales of a conventional model program, an equally innovative powertrain had to be developed. The road-going supercar plans to use a state-of-the-art, small-capacity, highly-boosted internal combustion engine with one powerful electric motor at each axle.

“The engine’s compact size allows it to be mounted low in the car for optimum weight distribution and to retain the concept’s stunning silhouette. This plans to make the Jaguar C-X75 a bona fide hybrid supercar capable of electric running with an extensive Electric Vehicle range in excess of 30 miles,” explained Bob Joyce, Group Engineering Director, Jaguar Land Rover.

When the C-X75 supercar’s motors and combustion engine combine, it is expected to be one of the fastest production cars in the world, with an anticipated sub-three second 0-60mph time and an anticipated top speed in excess of 200mph. Crucially, this performance aims to be generated alongside incredibly low emissions, thanks to Project C-X75′s lightweight construction and cutting-edge powertrain technology.

Williams F1 has been at the forefront of motorsport engineering for three decades. The project engagement on Jaguar C-X75 is testament to the team’s ambitions and will bring together two leading lights of the UK motoring industry.

“Our new association with Jaguar Land Rover provides us with an exciting opportunity to work with one of the motoring world’s most famous and iconic brands,” said Sir Frank Williams, Chairman of Williams F1. “Williams has always considered itself an engineering company and so this project will allow us to combine our technical expertise to create something truly exceptional.”

Only 250 vehicles are planned to be built, each with an MSRP between approximately $1,100,000 and $1,500,000 depending on market and local taxes.

“Never before has the company launched such an ambitious, world-beating vehicle program,” said Carl-Peter Forster, CEO Tata Motors. “This is the Jaguar vehicle of the future. The opportunity for innovation like this in the UK is part of the reason Tata Motors invested in Jaguar, and it’s fantastic that products like the C-X75 can become reality.”

Jaguar Orlando will keep you posted on Jaguar C-X75 progress. And don’t forget to come in for a test drive in a long line of progressive models here on the lot. Summer drives are here!

Your friends at Jaguar Orlando

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.

Summer is Here – Getting Your Car Summer Ready?

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Summer brings up a lot of memories and many of them have been in your car. Big cross country family trip or an even short drive to the park, lake or ocean for a day of fun with family and friends. It doesn’t matter. Is your car ready for the heat?
You want to keep you memories full of the fun stuff – not being stuck on the side of the road.

Here are some helpful tips:

1.    Standard check-up: Your car has gotten through the winter and spring. You should be getting a maintenance check every six months to see how your car is humming – oil change, break check, tire pressure, etc. Most major car accidents on highways are caused by a blown tire. Take the time to get all the basics checked before you embark on the road. Jaguar of Orlando has great offers and discounts for all of you basic maintenance needs. Schedule your appointment online.simple-car-maintenance-tips

2. AC check-ups: Is your AC freon and air flowing at the level you need? The last thing you want to happen is have the AC out when it’s 90 degrees and 90%humidity. Yet, we typically wait until there’s a problem.  Get this checked during your maintenance check. There could easily not be a problem, but now you know and have the peace of mind. When you schedule your maintenance check, we can check your AC levels and performance. Request a check when you schedule your appointment.

3. Bugs, bugs, bugs: With the heat, brings the bugs. Have you ever been showered with a cloud of bugs into the windshield? Have you ever waited more than a few days to take off the layer of bug guts of your car and found out some of these guts are now permanent accessory to your paint job?  Here are some helpful tips on keeping those buggers off!

  • Wax every three months – this helps with all types of bugs and critters from sticking.
  • Wash often – You wash once a week. During love bug season, you wash two-three times.  Car care experts say drivers should remove love bugs from their car as quickly as possible.  The insects are slightly acidic and can burn into car paint if left on too long. If you don’t have time to wash, spray your hood immediately when you get home to get them off immediately.
  • Clear wrap protects – Road Wrap is a disposable film that is wrapped around your vehicle to protect it from bugs, rocks, and other items that can harm your vehicle’s paint.bug-on-car
  • Car bras are not a solution – There is a danger in using car bras as a love bug defense. The bad thing if bugs get on the bra and you don’t wash them off, it will restrict flow to your radiator and your car will run hot over time.
  • Bug Remover – there are numerous solutions out there that you can get online or at auto supply store that specialize in bug removal. These are great resources if you wash your own car.

4.    Keeping you and your car cool. Also, how do you keep your car cooler than a toaster oven. Here are some simple tips on keeping your car cooler during these killer temperatures.

  • Get window shade that covers your entire front window – Toyota offers a Heat Shield shade. Check with our parts department. Just make sure you invest in a shade that covers the window completely.
  • Park in the shade. Find a nice tree and walk a little farther.
  • Get your windows tinted – Having all your windows tinted will alleviate 40-50% of the heat. Check with our service department.
  • Crack the windows slightly. Doing this can help to ventilate your car instead of having steam or hot air build up in your car. The windows on your vehicle have the same effects of a green house.
  • Tilt your sunroof, but keep the sun blocker almost closed.
  • Window visors allow you to keep the windows open a crack. The crack will not leak during a rain storm. Check with our parts department.
  • Sunshades are transparent shades that you can attach to your car window by a suction cup. This will block about 75% of the sun.
  • Pour a bottle of water on the car just before getting in. It will drop the temperature of the car drastically.
  • Invest in a car cover. This also helps with protecting your car other elements dropping onto your car. Check with our parts department.
  • Remote start and open your windows and sunroof.
  • If you don’t have remote and are going to load the car, get the car started with the AC blowing and get windows rolled down to circulate the air.
  • Prevent the sun from ever hitting the sunroof glass directly by applying body color matched vinyl sticker on the exterior of your sunroof. Check with our parts department.family-road-trip
  • Travel only early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperatures are cooler.
  • When you are not driving your car and if you are at home, you should park your car in a garage. Garage parking is always better than parking on the street or your driveway because it protects your car from sun and other weather elements. Parking in a garage will keep your car cool until you are ready to leave your house.

So where are you going this summer? We want to know! It’s all about having fun!

Your friends at Jaguar of Orlando

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.

Gas Prices Go Up Again: What to Do?

With the recent turmoil in the Middle East, we are hit again with aggressive fuel charges. The reality is fuel prices will continue to go up and down, and they will continue to rise. What do you do?

Fuel efficiency needs to come from all ends – manufacturers, dealers and drivers. Jaguar has been committed to fuel efficiency in more unique ways than most manufacturers. The XJ’s lightweight aluminum body construction is at the very core of Jaguar’s uncompromising focus on environmental responsibility. It’s a focus centered on using new materials that drive weight from its cars. It’s a focus on developing highly advanced engines that deliver remarkable efficiency and CO2 performance. And it’s a focus on improving Jaguar’s manufacturing processes to dramatically reduce energy use.

Ten years ago, Jaguar laid down a strategy for building more efficient cars with the development of a lightweight aluminum body structure. Advanced aluminum construction – based on aerospace methods - delivering a body with great strength and rigidity, but with dramatically reduced weight compared with steel. The result was the remarkable new XJ saloon in 2003 and the all-new XK sports car in 2006.

Everyone is not ready to go to a hybrid, so as a driver what can you do to support your wallet and the planet at the same time?

Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of gas you use and getting the best gas mileage your car can deliver.

DRIVE MORE EFFICIENTLY

Drive Sensibly
Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.safedriving_300x225

Observe the Speed Limit
While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer.

Remove Excess Weight
Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2 percent. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle’s weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones.

Avoid Excessive Idling
Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines.

Use Cruise Control
Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.

Use Overdrive Gears
When you use overdrive gearing, your car’s engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.

KEEP YOUR CAR IN SHAPE

Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned
Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done.keep-your-car-in-shape

Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated
You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver’s side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner’s manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire’s sidewall.

Use the Recommended Grade of Motor Oil
You can improve your gas mileage by 1–2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1–2 percent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1–1.5 percent. Also, look for motor oil that says “Energy Conserving” on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.

Combining errands into one trip saves you time and money. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Trip planning ensures that traveling is done when the engine is warmed-up and efficient, and it can reduce the distance you travel.

PLAN AND COMBINE TRIPS

Commuting

  • Stagger your work hours to avoid peak rush hours.
  • Drive your most fuel-efficient vehicle.
  • Consider telecommuting (working from home) if your employer permits it.plan-car-trips

Take advantage of carpools and ride-share programs. You can cut your weekly fuel costs in half and save wear on your car if you take turns driving with other commuters. Many urban areas allow vehicles with multiple passengers to use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes which are typically less congested, further improving your fuel economy.

Traveling

A roof rack or carrier provides additional cargo space and may allow you to meet your needs with a smaller car. However, a loaded roof rack can decrease your fuel economy by 5 percent. Reduce aerodynamic drag and improve your fuel economy by placing items inside the trunk whenever possible.

Avoid carrying unneeded items, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 lbs in the trunk reduces a typical car’s fuel economy by 1-2 percent.

CHOOSE A MORE EFFICIENT VEHICLE
Below is a list of all the new Jaguar vehicles that top the most fuel efficient luxury offerings.

Jaguar focuses on fuel efficiency on all its models. Stop by today and we can show you the model that fits your needs for power, performance and fuel efficiency. In addition, we can always help you get the performance and efficiency out of your current Jaguar. We are your resource for expertise, advice and insight into getting the most out of your Jaguar.

Your fuel-efficient focused friends at Jaguar of Orlando