Trim­ming power out­put eases price of XF 2.2 to be­low £30,000

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

THIS new 161.7bhp ver­sion of the rather beau­ti­ful XF 2.2litre diesel en­gine, is join­ing the 187bhp model – one re­cently crossed the United States av­er­ag­ing 62.9 mpg.

The weaker 2.2 model now brings a start­ing point just be­low £30,000 for the XF – at £29,950. Data in­cludes 0-62 mph in 9.8 sec­onds, 130 mph max­i­mum, 52.3 mpg in the of­fi­cial fuel test com­bined cy­cle, and 149g/km of CO2.

Stan­dard equip­ment in­cludes suedette and leather seats, a touch screen cen­trally mounted dis­play, elec­tronic cli­mate con­trol and an eight­speed au­to­matic gear­box with stop-start ig­ni­tion. First de­liv­er­ies are ex­pected in March. Prices for other XF mod­els be­gin at £30,950 for the 187bhp 2.2 diesel, which has iden­ti­cal mpg and CO2 rat­ings. The 3-litre diesel prices are from £36,950.

A reader with an XF is sur­prised to be fac­ing a bill for £300 to re­place the plas­tic mesh on the au­dio speaker in the door of his XF. The price does not in­clude fit­ting.

SCENIC found a new mar­ket for Re­nault as a mid-sized MPV, later ex­tend­ing to a longer, seven-seat model. Here is the new ver­sion, with some styling up­dates, LED day­time front lights, rear park­ing sen­sors, al­loys, auto lights and wipers, Blue­tooth, cruise con­trol and Tomtom “live” sat nav in the sin­gle Dy­namique Tomtom trim level. Prices open at £18,325 for the 110bhp 1.6 petrol model which records 38.2mpg and 174g/km CO2. The diesel of­fer­ing opens at £19,825 for the 110bhp model, quoted at 57.6mpg and 128g/km CO2. Pay an ad­di­tional £400 for stop and start ig­ni­tion and the fig­ures im­prove to 68.9mpg and 105g/km. Grand Scénic mod­els are an ad­di­tional £1,400.

GLASS’S has picked the Top Ten cars mak­ing an im­pact this year. They are the Vaux­hall Am­pera, Toy­ota GT 86, Citroën DS5, Mazda CX-5, VW up!, BMW 3, Hyundai i30, Mini Road­ster, Peu­geot 208 and Audi A1 Sport­back. Fore­cast­ing Ed­i­tor for Cars, Andy Cut­ler, says of the Am­pera, which has an aux­il­iary petrol en­gine and a range of 360 miles: “We think it’s the first elec­tric ve­hi­cle that ac­tu­ally makes sense.” And: “We’re rather ex­cited about the new Toy­ota GT 86. It has been quite a long time since Toy­ota has pro­duced a real sporty model.”

GOOD LOOKER: Jaguar XF, top, and the new Re­nault Scenic, above.

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