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First spy pics of facelifted XF show XJ-inspired styling changes; estate model to join the range
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17 September 2010

Jaguar’s facelifted XF saloon has been spied for the first time ahead of its launch in 2012.

Jaguar’s mid-life refresh for its BMW 5-series rival includes XJ-inspired styling changes; the cladding on the test car hides a mildly re-engineered front end with new headlamps and a larger grille.

See the first spy pics of the facelifted Jaguar XF saloon

Changes to the rear, including a new light design and bumper, are also expected, as are improvements to the XF’s interior.

A range of new engines is expected to appear in the updated car: a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder Ford/PSA diesel unit (currently used by Land Rover) is heavily tipped to join the range to power a new entry-level model.

Power from this engine in the XF will be around 200bhp. Jaguar will introduce ZF’s eight-speed automatic gearbox to the range at the same time.

Read more on the Jaguar XF estate, including Autocar's exclsuive rendering

The facelifted saloon’s launch is expected to coincide with the debut of a fastback, sporting estate version of the XF.

Expect elegant styling incorporating a shade more practicality to be the defining features in this model, rather than a Volvo-style cavernous load area.

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Aly1000 20 September 2010

Re: Jaguar XF facelift - first pics

supermanuel wrote:

For the same reason BMW does a 2 door coupe version of it's 3- cos it's easy and it would appeal to more buyers. It would surely come to market a lot quicker than a new model too. They should still develop a new XE but a 2 door XF would help out in the meantime.

XF Competes with 5 Series not the 3-series & the Current (just ending) 6-Series did'nt exactly fly out of the showrooms. XK Competes with 6-Series. XE Will be here sooner than you think.....

XF Coupe would just steal sales from the Saloon.....

Aly1000 20 September 2010

Re: Jaguar XF facelift - first pics

supermanuel wrote:

For the same reason BMW does a 2 door coupe version of it's 3- cos it's easy and it would appeal to more buyers. It would surely come to market a lot quicker than a new model too. They should still develop a new XE but a 2 door XF would help out in the meantime.

XF Competes with 5 Series not the 3-series & the Current (just ending) 6-Series did'nt exactly fly out of the showrooms. XK Competes with 6-Series. XE Will be here sooner than you think.....

XF Coupe would just steal sales from the Saloon.....

TStag 19 September 2010

Re: Jaguar XF facelift - first pics

If the Jaguar XF gets the C-XF nose then it will look truly awesome. I just wish they would lose the door handles for something less visible a la concept.