NEW FOR 2016:

– All-new model.

After a successful eight-year run, the XF enters its second-generation for 2016.

Jaguar has taken an iterative approach to the new XF’s styling: it’s familiar, but sleeker and cleaner. It’s also very similar in nature to the forthcoming XE compact, the brand’s 3 Series fighter.

But styling isn’t the only thing the XF shares with the XE. It also shares the same aluminum-intensive platform which helps shed 120 kg of weight, offer a near 50-50 weight distribution, and boost rigidity by 28% over the outgoing car. Overall, the new XF is seven millimetres shorter than the outgoing model, but gains 53 mm between the wheels for greater rear-seat legroom. A lower mounted rear seat ensures headroom isn’t an issue for rear-seat riders.

Inside, the XF receives plenty of new technology including two all-new InTouch infotainment systems, an available full-TFT instrument cluster, laser head-up display, and more. The iconic Jaguar rotary gearshift knob and swiveling air vents make a return, too. Proving Jaguar is as technologically sophisticated as its German and Japanese rivals, the XF can be equipped with parking assist, full-speed adaptive radar cruise control with queue assist, driver drowsing monitor, and all-surface progress control which acts as a sort of low-speed cruise control for slippery terrain.

For now, the XF will launch in Canada with standard all-wheel drive, and one powertrain – a 3.0-litre supercharged V6. In standard 35t form, it produces 340 hp, with S models receiving 40 additional horsepower. The more powerful model can hit 100 km/h in less than 5.5 seconds. An eight-speed ZF automatic is standard. Although the four-cylinder and performance R model have been discontinued, expect them to return to the product range.

The XF is available in 35t Premium, 35t Prestige, 35t R-Sport, and S models.

The XF 35t Premium includes 18-inch wheels, power folding mirrors with heating auto-dimming function, memory and integrated turn signals, automatic headlamps, acoustic windshield, puddle lights, xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, dual exhaust, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start, alarm, 5.0-inch in-cluster TFT display for trip computer, AM/FM radio, USB port, aux-in port, 8.0-inch InControl infotainment system, 380-watt 11-speaker Meridian sound system, reverse camera, dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, power tilt and telescoping steering column, aluminum trim, 12-volt power outlet, rear armrest with cupholders, capacitive touch overhead map lights, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, garage door opener, All Surface Progress Control, 10-way front power driver’s seat with memory, eight-way power front passenger seat, Luxtec leatherette upholstery, and 40/20/40 split folding rear seat.

The InControl Connect Pack adds remote start, remote climate control, remote lock and unlock, and InControl apps.

The Vision Pack adds full LED headlamps, blind-spot monitor, and front and rear parking sensors.

The Cold Climate Pack adds heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, heated front windshield, and heated washer jets.

Key options include power trunk lid, heated windshield with heated washer jets, satellite radio, InControl Protect telematics service, and navigation.

The 35t Prestige adds 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, proximity key, leather upholstery, four-way power lumbar support for front seats, heated steering wheel, and navigation.

The Comfort & Convenience Pack adds heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power trunk lid, and soft-close doors.

The Technology Pack adds 10.2-inch InControl infotainment system, hard-disk based navigation, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, and 825-watt Meridian sound system with 17 speakers.

The Vision Pack adds full LED headlamps, blind-spot monitor, and front and rear parking sensors.

The InControl Connect Pack adds remote start, remote climate control, remote lock and unlock, and InControl apps.

Key options include Adaptive Dynamics, heated windshield with heated washer jets, satellite radio, InControl Protect telematics service, burl walnut trim, laser head-up display, and 19- and 20-inch wheels.

The 35t R-Sport adds R-Sport body kit, rear spoiler, sport seats, lane-keeping assist, driver condition monitoring, full LED headlamps, automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitor, cross-traffic alert, and satellite navigation.

The Driver Assistance Pack adds park assist, proximity camera, traffic sign recognition, adaptive radar cruise control with queue assist, and 360-degree camera.

The Premium Interior Pack adds Suede cloth headliner, luxury interior lighting, illuminated doorsill finishers, premium floor mats, power rear sunshade, manual side window sunshade, four-zone climate control, and cooled glove box.

The Comfort & Convenience Pack adds heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power trunk lid, and soft-close doors.

The Technology Pack adds 10.2-inch InControl infotainment system, hard-disk based navigation, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, and 825-watt Meridian sound system with 17 speakers.

The InControl Connect Pack adds remote start, remote climate control, remote lock and unlock, and InControl apps.

Key options include Adaptive Dynamics, heated windshield with heated washer jets, InControl Protect telematics service, laser head-up display, various wood trims, carbon fibre trim, and 19- and 20-inch wheels.

The XF S adds S body kit, rear spoiler, Adaptive Dynamics (adaptive dampers), autonomous emergency braking, S-specific metal sill plates, metal pedal finishers, Dark Hex aluminum interior trim, red brake calipers, and 20-inch wheels.

Black Pack adds gloss black exterior trim.

The Comfort & Convenience Pack adds heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power trunk lid, and soft-close doors.

The Premium Interior Pack adds Suede cloth headliner, luxury interior lighting, illuminated doorsill finishers, premium floor mats, power rear sunshade, manual side window sunshade, four-zone climate control, and cooled glove box.

The Driver Assistance Pack adds park assist, proximity camera, traffic sign recognition, adaptive radar cruise control with queue assist, and 360-degree camera.

The Technology Pack adds 10.2-inch InControl infotainment system, hard-disk based navigation, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, and 825-watt Meridian sound system with 17 speakers.

The InControl Connect Pack adds remote start, remote climate control, remote lock and unlock, and InControl apps.

Key options include heated windshield with heated washer jets, InControl Protect telematics service, laser head-up display, various wood trims, carbon fibre trim, and 20-inch gloss black painted alloy wheels.

Connect with Autos.ca