JUST RIGHT IT’S THE JAG THAT GOLDILOCKS WOULD BUY
WHEN told I’d be test driving the new XF, I wasn’t expecting this.
I thought it might have been a special tribute edition of the Ford Falcon in its final year of production, a nod to the XF model made from 1984 to 1988.
But this car, of course, has nothing to do with the Ford Falcon’s heritage in Australia.
The only things in common: both are four-door sedans and roughly the same size. But Jaguar has similarly high hopes for its latest executive sedan.
As with other luxury marques, Jaguar is anticipating the demise of the big Aussie sedan and local manufacturing will give customers “permission to buy” a luxury badge without ridicule or dissent from their peers.
WHICH IS WHICH?
THE XF is Jaguar’s second luxury sedan arrival in 12 months.
It looks remarkably like its smaller sibling, the recently released XE (also coincidentally named after another classic Falcon). So much so I had to park one next to the other to figure it out for myself.
So here are the hot tips for the anoraks: the headlights have a slightly different shape and internal design, the tail-lights have two
ON THE ROAD
Jaguar XF ... luring buyers from Benz and BMW will be the challenge.