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Design boss Ian Callum confirms work is proceeding on next-generation Jaguar models
Mark Tisshaw
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9 December 2013

The next-generation Jaguar XF and XJ saloons are already under development, the brand's design boss has revealed.

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 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.

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Trost 9 December 2013

Grilles

Todays BMW-grilles are nearly a copy of the X308
jonboy4969 9 December 2013

you talk crap, I suppose you

you talk crap, I suppose you think that Fiesta and Astra names amongs others, lets get rid of C-Class, E, S, SL and so on, what about 3,5, and 7 Series, they have been around for ages, lets bin them. You have no knowledge about brand recognition, Coca Cola, lets bin that too, as for HUGE discounts, dont think so, no more than ANY other brand, in fact you can get bigger discounts on E-Class and % Series if you hunt around than the XF, the reason they are selling, is because they are great cars, with lots of kit you pay more for with the Germans, and its cheaper to start with.
Paul Dalgarno 9 December 2013

jonboy4969 wrote: you talk

jonboy4969 wrote:
you talk crap, I suppose you think that Fiesta and Astra names amongs others, lets get rid of C-Class, E, S, SL and so on, what about 3,5, and 7 Series, they have been around for ages, lets bin them. You have no knowledge about brand recognition, Coca Cola, lets bin that too, as for HUGE discounts, dont think so, no more than ANY other brand, in fact you can get bigger discounts on E-Class and % Series if you hunt around than the XF, the reason they are selling, is because they are great cars, with lots of kit you pay more for with the Germans, and its cheaper to start with.
Oooh, put your handbag away you tw*t. Brand recognition is actually quite familiar to me working for a company who's product features in the Superbrands review, and being involved in my own small way in protecting that brand. I gave an opinion that the "X" means nothing, and I actually like Jaguar's brand image. And yes I know it's a good car as I test drove one before settling on the 5 series (with a smaller discount than the XF had if you must know). PS - TYPING IN CAPITALS IS FOR CHILDREN.
Citytiger 9 December 2013

Paul Dalgarno wrote: I gave

Paul Dalgarno wrote:
I gave an opinion that the "X" means nothing, and I actually like Jaguar's brand image. And yes I know it's a good car as I test drove one before settling on the 5 series (with a smaller discount than the XF had if you must know).
The "X" originally stood for experimental, and was used on preproduction prototypes before becoming more widespread as a vehicle designation, and was used in the American market for the E-Type where it was known as the XE, it possibly means nothing in the true sense of the word in the UK any more, but Jaguar don't only sell cars in the UK, and it does hark back the beginning of Jaguars heritage with the original XK range of the late 40's.
bomb 10 December 2013

Citytiger wrote: The "X"

Citytiger wrote:
The "X" originally stood for experimental, and was used on preproduction prototypes before becoming more widespread as a vehicle designation, and was used in the American market for the E-Type where it was known as the XE
It was XKE, that was its official name everywhere. However, and mostly in Britain, we chose to call it the E-Type.
Ray60 9 December 2013

jonboy4969 (who ironically

jonboy4969 (who ironically tells others they "talk crap") can't handle the fact that both the XF and XJ are inferior to their German counterparts, and if someone happens to mention that, he has a hissy fit. Pathetic! I judge cars on their merits rather than where they're from, and for those of us who rank common sense above patriotism, any current Jaguar is a no-go. The XF is getting old, and let's face it, it could never really stand up to the fierce competition when it was first on sale anyway. I fully expect a barrage of abuse from a certain moron, but he needs to be taught not to see things only from his biased perspective.
Paul Dalgarno 9 December 2013

How about a new naming structure?

I don't like the "X" suffix, don't see the logic apart from historical of course. Does it mean anything to the buyers of today? I couldn't imagine a Jag with a name though. XF is selling well because it's quite good looking, but I suspect more to do with the big discounts I see advertised everywhere.

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