Jaguar has revealed details of the 2020 model year XF saloon and estate.

The key change is that the model will be available with RDE2-compliant diesel engines, meaning the latest version of the XF does not incur the 4% BIK supplement levied on other diesels.

According to Jaguar, CO2 emissions have been cut by up to 8g/km compared with the current model. Jaguar said company car drivers can save up to £2,304 over the course of a three-year lease compared with the existing model, while the brand also claimed the XF is the first executive car to feature RDE2-compliant engines.

Facelifted XFRawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “Our significant investment in the most advanced engine technology means that on selected new diesel Jaguar XF models, customers can benefit from significant tax savings whilst enjoying a Jaguar sport saloon. These new diesel engines meet the demanding target, set by the latest European standards, well ahead of schedule. The test results reflect their performance in real-world driving conditions – and Jaguar’s commitment to offering customers outstanding driving dynamics with the lowest cost and impact on the environment.”

Other changes to the XF include the addition of Apple Car Play and Android Auto as standard, while Jaguar has added a limited-edition Chequered Flag model to the range.

It features different badging on the side vents, a different front bumper, body-coloured side sills, a boot spoiler and black 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, it is differentiated from the rest of the range with different badging on the treadplates, aluminium instrument panel finishes, leather interior and a choice of Ebony or Ebony / Pimento colour combinations with contrast stitching.

Prices for the XF range start from £34,950 for the saloon and £37,390 for the estate and a spokeswoman for Jaguar confirmed to Company Car Today the first customer vehicles are set to arrive in dealerships from 19 April. She added that the firm expects to roll-out RDE2-compliant engines to other model ranges “in the next few months.”