My ride down to Gaydon from Manchester was courtesy of the new Ford Ranger (full review coming very soon), and the often-nightmarish M6 was unusually kind to me on the way down. It wasn’t exactly what you’d call a warm day, though. ‘Bloomin’ freezing’ would be a better description. On my way through the car park, I stumbled into two of my main sidekicks for the day, my colleague Nick Johnson at MyCarCoach, along with marketing whiz and lovely lady, Mandy Kaur. We were lucky enough to hear the stunning new Jaguar F-type start up outside, while we feasted our eyes on its awesome styling and interior.
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Last time at Gaydon, most people restrained themselves and filled up on coffee and cake before hitting (not literally, obviously!) the cars – but not this year. My attention was only diverted for a few minutes and Nick and Mandy had already grabbed the keys to…
First Drive: The new XF Sportbrake in 3-litre V6 diesel guise
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Jaguar struck gold when they launched the XF saloon and the whole XF lineup has regularly received praise throughout the model’s life to date, from the 3-litre diesel and 5-litre ‘normal’ petrol versions, to the monstrous XFR and latterly, the 2.2-litre diesel aimed at business fleets primarily. But the XF lineup never felt complete until Continue Reading →