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Actress Christina Hendricks poses after unveiling the Jaguar all-aluminum 2016 XF Sedan ahead of the cars debut at the New York International Auto Show in New York March 31, 2015.

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The 2016 XF is the all new, second-generation of Jaguar's mid-size XF sedan.

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In a word? Style. Ian Callum, Jag's top designer, said his goal with the new XF was to make the best-looking car in its class. We'd chalk that up to empty bluster if this wasn't the man responsible for the gorgeous F-Type and the radical XJ. And this time, unlike the original XF, style has not come at the cost of interior space. Jaguar says there's much more room for rear seat passengers this time around.

What else is new?

From the stiffer, lighter body that's made of 75 per cent aluminum, to the LED headlights, to the widescreen touch display: it's all new for this car. The next-generation infotainment system seems particularly impressive. For example: once you're close to your destination, the navigation system will ask if you'd like it to point out parking lots nearby.

Under the hood

Initially Jaguar will offer the XF with the familiar 3.0-litre supercharged V-6 in two outputs: 340 horsepower and 380. A diesel is expected later, and we'd bet the farm a supercharged V-8 powered "R" variant will arrive eventually as well. Sadly, Canadians won't be able to opt for rear-wheel drive, as we're only getting all-wheel drive on our side of the border.

When can we buy it and for how much?

Canadian pricing won't be announced for months yet, but we do know the new XF will be in showrooms by January 2016.

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Cool quotient

3 stars (out of 5)

Yes, it's a Jaaaaaaaag.

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