Focus on Digital Serviceability delivers Best in Class Residual Values for Jaguar XF


One reason for the Jaguar XF’s excellent residual values is the work carried out by USE* Automotive’s team at Jaguar Land Rover. The team provided detailed data on the serviceability elements of the car and ensured competitive Cost of Ownership was firmly on the design agenda.

According to Glass’ Guide the Jaguar XF will be worth 18 per cent more than the equivalent Audi in 12 months time, and nine per cent more in three years time. The XF also beats the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series in the residual stakes. Research suggests that the new 3.0-litre diesel XF will retain 80 per cent of its purchase price after 12 months or 14,000 miles and 45 per cent of its value after three years and 60,000 miles; a fantastic achievement.

Serviceability is a key factor when calculating residual values; fleet buyers keep a keen eye on cost of ownership, the price of which can make or break a sale. USE* SERP engineers worked closely with Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover, digitally analysing and optimising the top warranty and service repairs.  By driving changes to the design of components and the vehicle architecture, USE* helped to lower the service times and, as a result, helped ensure the vehicle would be competitive in the fleet market. This in turn helps supports the excellent residual values.


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