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Jaguar XF diesels escape 4% BiK surcharge

Jaguar has updated its XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake range to bring lower CO2 emissions for rear-wheel drive diesel models along with latest connected technology and a new Chequered Flag special edition.

Jaguar has unveiled Chequered Flag special editions for the updated XF

Of key importance for fleets is the introduction of RDE2-compliant diesel engines to the range. Under the updates, all 20MY Jaguar XF 2.0d 163hp and 180hp rear-wheel drive variants have been certified as RDE2-compliant – said to be a first in the executive car segment. This means they escape the 4% BiK surcharge first announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget and levied since April 2018 as well as the increased VED first-year charges introduced at the same time.

As a result, Jaguar says the RDE2-compliant diesels can bring total three-year savings of up to £2,304 for fleets/fleet drivers while private buyers could also save up to £345 in first-year VED.

Meanwhile, the updated engines also bring reduced CO2, down by as much as 8g/km as a result of efficiency changes including the fitment of ultra-low rolling resistance tyres. The XF Saloon 180hp RWD Manual Portfolio, for example, sees CO2 emissions fall from 134g/km to 126g/km.

Other changes see a new Smartphone Pack featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for enhanced smartphone compatibility become standard on all models, enabling users to access a selection of apps on the car’s 10-inch touchscreen.

Jaguar has also unveiled XF Chequered Flag special editions, including side vent badging and Gloss Black alloy wheels and R-Sport full leather seats.

The 20MY XF range is available to order now. Prices start from £34,950 OTR for the Saloon and £37,390 OTR for the Sportbrake in the UK.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.