New Jaguar XF SE Business and Sport models added to range
THIS is excellent news for business users: a new Jaguar XF SE Business model that underpins the hugely desirable XF saloon range.
And for those that want a bit of extra whizz-bang to their Jaguar motoring, there’s also a Jaguar XF Sport model that’s new to the range.
Both models are based on the Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel model, with the XF SE Business model starting at £31,500 (OTR) and the XF Sport at £34,950 (OTR).
“Through our relentless programme of design, technical and value enhancements, typified by the SE Business and Sport models we’ve just announced, we aim to continue the success of the Jaguar XF with SME businesses,” commented Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover.
So what can you expect from the XF SE Business model which is powered by a 163PS 2.2-litre diesel engine?
The new SE Business specification adds exactly what a business driver needs to get around successfully: satellite navigation complete with a seven inch touchscreen and HDD mapping along with the standard specification which includes Bluetooth, eight-speed auto, fuel-saving start stop, a 400W sound system with DAB digital radio, leather and suedecloth seats and bi-Xenon headlights.
Company car tax on the new Jaguar 2.2D XF SE Business The new SE Business model has CO2 emissions of 149g/km, so for the 2012/13 tax year the benefit in kind company car tax rate will be 23%, rising to 24% the following tax year.
For a 20% tax pay that will be £120 a month in company car tax; and for a 40% payer that’s £240 a month.
It’s not class-leading by any means: the company car tax for a 40% tax payer on an Audi A6 2.0 TDI Multitronic auto is £211, thanks to a company car tax rating of 20% and CO2 emissions of 132g/km
And for the same business driver in a BMW 520d SE auto, with CO2 emissions of 123g/km and a company car tax rating of 18%, the monthly benefit in kind payable is £189.
So the Jaguar’s no company car tax bargain…but it is a Jaguar, and the XF remains gloriously desirable to SME business car drivers.
Eyecatching XF Sport For the full drama of the Jaguar XF, then Jaguar has launched a new Sport model. Power for this model comes from the same four-cylinder 2.2 Diesel in the SE Business but with power uprated to 190 PS. To match the increased power, the Sport gets Jaguar’s full aerodynamic pack that was first seen on the Diesel S. This includes a revised front bumper, flared side sills, a subtle rear boot lid spoiler and a black valance finisher at the rear.
Interior features of the XF Sport include half leather suedecloth seats, electric front seats, piano black trim with ‘Sport’ decals, plus stainless steel foot pedals. Practical additions include a heated front windscreen and front seats, a front parking aid plus a reversing camera and 60/40 folding rear seats.
Benefit in kind company car tax for the Jaguar XF 2.2D Sport is 23% in 2012/13 rising to 24% the following tax year.
Benefit in kind for the Jaguar XF 2.2D Sport is £7,996 in 2012/13, equating to £267 a month in company car tax for a business driver on the 40% marginal tax rate.
Read our test of the Jaguar XF 2.2D
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