Jaguar has given its XF saloon and XF Sportbrake a substantial makeover that includes an enhanced exterior design for a more assertive presence, new more luxurious interiors, advanced connectivity and efficient engines with mild-hybrid capability, writes Trish Whelan.

The new exterior includes a new front bumper, lower air intakes, a new wider grille, all-LED headlights, and a new rear bumper.

The new cockpit design places greater focus on the driver. There’s also a new sporty centre console. Software-Over-The-Air capability means the latest vehicle systems and infotainment are installed seamlessly and remotely.

Petrol customers can choose between 250hp or a 300hp version of the 2.0 four-cylinder, while the diesel is a new 204hp MHEV (mild hybrid electric vehicle) 2.0 four-cylinder turbo.

All engines are paired with Jaguar’s eight-speed automatics gearbox and every XF is available with all-wheel drive. Irish pricing has yet to be confirmed.