Jaguar’s revised XF range offers lower CO2 and will not be subject to the 4% benefit-in-kind tax diesel surcharge following engine improvements.
All 20MY XF 2.0d 163PS and 180PS rear-wheel drive variants have been optimised for certification as RDE2-compliant, meaning they are exempt from the surcharge.
Jaguar Land Rover says this could save 40% taxpayers up to £2,304 in company car tax over three years of ownership compared to models which are subject to the surcharge.
As a result of other measures, including fitment of ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, CO2 emissions have been cut by up to 8g/km: for example the XF saloon 180PS RWD Portfolio manual now has CO2 of 124g/km – 8g/km lower than the model it replaces.
Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “Our significant investment in the most advanced engine technology means that on selected new diesel Jaguar XF models, customers can benefit from significant tax savings whilst enjoying a Jaguar sport saloon.
“These new diesel engines meet the demanding target, set by the latest European standards, well ahead of schedule.
“The test results reflect their performance in real-world driving conditions – and Jaguar's commitment to offering customers outstanding driving dynamics with the lowest cost and impact on the environment.”
The latest model year update also includes a new smartphone pack which means Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on all models.
Prices for the XF range start from £34,950 OTR for the Saloon and £37,390 OTR for the Sportbrake.
The 20MY revisions also sees the introduction of the Chequered Flag special edition, which features a number of enhancements and a choice of diesel and petrol engines.
Exterior enhancements include new 18-inch alloy wheels, sport front bumper, body-coloured side sills and boot spoiler.
Interior changes include aluminium instrument panel finisher, R-Sport full leather interior and a choice of ebony or ebony/pimento colour combinations with contrast stitching.
Standard features include Navigation Pro with InControl Connect Pro. The system includes 36-month data SIM plan to provide a live traffic function which helps drivers avoid traffic jams, while also allowing users to share routes from a computer or mobile app.
Further features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen and keyless entry.