MY2020 Jaguar XF announced with Chequered Flag edition

February 3, 2019

Jaguar is launching special ‘Chequered Flag’ editions of the XF to help celebrate the arrival of the MY2020 range. They come with unique trimmings and some of the otherwise-optional premium features.

The company is launching the XF Chequered Flag edition in three powertrain forms, including with the 184kW 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder, the 221kW version of that, and the 132kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. All models are rear-wheel drive and come connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

So, what goodies do you get? On the outside there’s some special badges for the side vents, along with a sportier front bumper bar, the full Black Pack, and 18-inch ‘Chalice’ alloy wheels in gloss black. Buyers also get to choose from just three exterior colours; Eiger Grey, Santorini Black, and Yulong White.

Inside, passengers are pampered with all of the usual luxuries you’d expect in a high-end large luxury car. However, the Chequered Flag edition adds Dark Hex aluminium trimming for the instrument cluster, the R-Sport full leather upholstery, along with a choice of jet and jet or jet and red colour combinations and stitching.

Jaguar has also selected a range of some of the most popular optional items and fitted them as standard, including the Navigation Pro with InControl Connect Pro media interface, and the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display digital instrument cluster.

As part of the MY2020 rollout, the XF comes with a new Smartphone pack which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity standard for all models. This is paired in with the 10-inch touch-screen interface.

The 2020 Jaguar XF will go on sale in Australia from $81,700 for the base Prestige 20t, while the Chequered Flag editions start from $94,900 for the sedan and start from $101,400 for the Sportbrake wagon (all excluding on-roads).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.