Jaguar has announced that it has moved into a "new era" with its new C-XF.
The legendary automaker describes its new model as "a stunning four-door sports saloon, blending design purity with unmistakeable dynamism".
Externally, the car is "beautiful, athletic and purposeful", according to Jaguar, while the interior is "striking", utilising "traditional materials in new and contemporary ways".
The car was designed by the same team that created the award-winning XK sports GT range in 2005 and appears to be the shape of things to come at Jaguar. The manufacturer said that the C-XF is an "extraordinary preview of the Jaguars of tomorrow" and a "precursor to the future of Jaguar design".
Among the innovations in the new model is a start-up system which reportedly makes the car feel like it "comes alive" on ignition, prototype technology that detects occupants and adjusts accordingly to provide functionality and a top-of-the-range sound system.
Under the car’s bonnet is an enhanced version of Jaguar’s 4.2-litre supercharged V8 engine.
The powertrain is coupled with a six-speed transmission system that allows "lightning quick" gear changes.
Inside the vehicle, Jaguar states that the emphasis is on tailored performance, with a cabin designed to make the C-XF a "welcoming, rewarding place to be".