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Jaguar has given the world a glimpse of what the new XF will look like ahead of its launch at the New York Auto Show. Along with a couple of teaser images, the British marque has promised a pretty epic promotional stunt to launch the new car.
According to Jaguar, Londoners will be able to see British stuntman Jim Dowdall perform the world’s longest high-wire water crossing on 24 March.
As part of the crossing, the car will drive across two 34mm-diameter wires, something which Jaguar says is designed to show off the “lightweight and agile credentials” of the new XF.
The event, which will be streamed live on a dedicated site, won’t be Jaguar’s first high-profile PR stunt. In 2014, it lifted an XE by helicopter, causing massive activity on social media in the process.
“I believe the all-new XF will be the best looking car in its class,” said Jaguar director of design Ian Callum. “Elegant, handsome and with proportions that imbue a great sense of integrity – the all-new XF will be true to the strong tradition of sporting Jaguar saloons while being completely of its time.”
Jaguar claims that it’s managed to shed 100kgs with the new XF. Doing so, it says, means that the car will “set new business segment benchmarks for weight and efficiency, resulting in class leading fuel economy figures of over 70mpg UK (58.3mpg US or 4l/100km)”.
Inside, there appears to be similar styling theme to the one found in the latest XE, albeit with a slightly more luxury feel.
The new XF will make its motor show debut in New York on 1 April.