New for 2015:Jaguar
Jeff Youngs | Mar 17, 2015
2015 Jaguar OverviewJaguar's lineup of four models underwent significant changes in 2014, including the addition of the F-Type convertible, and two new models have been announced as coming to the U.S. market in calendar 2016; thus, the across-the-board changes for 2015 aren't extensive. The F-Type now comes in coupe form, as well as the convertible, and its top-of-the-line edition, the R coupe, offers a supercharged, 550-horsepower V-8 engine. The 2015 Jaguar XF boasts two new trim levels, and adds features as well.
The Jaguar XJ, the badge's flagship sedan, is virtually unchanged for 2015. This is the last year of production for the Jaguar XK, which loses a couple of trim levels and deletes and adds a few standard features.
The standard transmission on the F-Type is an 8-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Other standard equipment includes leather and suede upholstery, HID headlights, 18-in. alloy wheels, an infotainment system with 8-in. touch screen, and a navigation system. The mid-level F-Type S adds a selection of ambient lighting colors for the interior, 19-in. alloy wheels, and power-folding mirrors, while the F-Type S V-8 features 20-in. alloy wheels, full leather upholstery, memory settings for up to three drivers, and power front seats with 14-way adjustment. The R coupe comes with extensive mechanical and cosmetic upgrades, including selectable dynamic driving modes, electronic active differential with torque vectoring, heated seats, and a premium audio system. Many of these features are optional on the lower trim levels.
- Hardtop coupe version
- F-Type R coupe features 550-horsepower V-8 engine
- Two new trim levels: Sport and Portfolio
- New standard features added to base model
- Added safety features
Standard features on the base XJ include 19-in. wheels, adaptive self-leveling suspension, shift paddles, automatic bi-xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, sunroof, soft-close doors, and automatic climate control. Many option packages are available, and the upper trim levels get various enhancement. The long-wheelbase model offers 4 additional inches of rear legroom.
- Essentially carried over unchanged from 2014
- Final year of production
- XKR-S GT coupe and XK Touring eliminated