The facelifted Jaguar XF has been revealed, while the British firm’s local arm also confirming the engine range for South Africa.

Expected to arrive on local roads in “early” 2021 as a rival to the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the updated XF has received updates inside and out. However, the company appears to have dropped six-cylinder power.

So, which engines will be included in the SA range? Well, three powertrain options will be available, each displacing 2,0 litres, using four cylinders (and turbocharging) and employing an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The diesel-powered D200 offers 147 kW (up 15 kW) and 430 N.m to the rear axle, while the petrol options include the likewise rear-driven P250 (with 183 kW and 365 N.m) and the all-paw P300 (with 221 kW and 400 N.m). The D200 will hit 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 7,6 seconds, while the P200 completes the sprint in a claimed 6,9 seconds (the P300, meanwhile, has a listed time of 6,1 seconds).

Exterior styling updates to the XF include a new front bumper with larger and lower air intakes plus fresh all-LED quad-headlamps. There’s also a wider grille featuring a mesh design and fender vents boasting the firm’s familiar “Leaper” emblem. Round back, you’ll find a wider bumper and body-coloured upper valance, plus darkened taillamp surrounds.

Inside, there’s a new centre console (incorporating an optional wireless smartphone charger) as well as a centrally sited 11,4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen (running the latest Pivi Pro infotainment software and featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality) in a magnesium alloy casing. The company has also added a fresh 12,3-inch digital instrument cluster to the mix.

Look closely and you’ll notice a new drive selector, with its upper section finished in “cricket ball” stitching and the lower element fashioned from “precision-engineered metal”. Jaguar says it has furthermore added new door casings with larger storage pockets. There are also redesigned seats with wider cushioning, new massage functions and “enhanced coverage” of the heated and cooling areas.