Design director Ian Callum says work on the next-generation XF and XJ saloons is well under way, telling Autocar: “I’m designing the next XF and thinking about the next XJ".
Test mules for the new XF are now a common sight. Jaguar’s new rival for the BMW 5-series is likely to arrive in 2016, before the new XJ. Expect an evolved look of today’s car, with some of the family traits of the Jaguar F-Type and C-X17 concept making it on to the model.
Callum believes that the current XF, introduced in 2008 and heavily facelifted in 2011, has aged very well. “I’m a huge fan of the XF, and I believe it has stood the test of time. The sales figures are increasing all the time, too.”
The next-generation XJ is further off, with the current car yet to undergo a facelift. However, that will happen next year, when the luxury saloon is given a light nip and tuck. Test mules have shown minor detail changes for the front and rear ends, but there’s no word on any dynamic or specification changes.