Speaking to Autocar at the new XE’s unveiling, senior product planning manager Wayne Darley said the XF was “the next priority”.
“If you look at when those two cars [XF and F-Pace] went on sale - late 2015 and early 2016 - that gives you a good idea of the timings”.
Autocar understands the 2020 model-year XF will be revealed in the second half of this year, before going on sale in late autumn. The F-Pace, however, is tipped to receive upgrades for the start of next year.
The changes will be as significant as the XE, with evolved exterior looks but significant cabin upgrades, focusing on a substantial boost in perceived quality and new technology features. Like the smaller saloon, the XF and F-Pace are likely to adopt features from the I-Pace, including a new secondary central screen for the climate control functions and a new steering wheel.