These are the latest spy pictures of the facelifted Jaguar XJ, which is expected to be launched at the Geneva motor show in March.
Minor cosmetic changes to the front bumper are noticeable on this more exposed prototype, with the huge grille of the current model slightly downsized by making it less deep. This has freed up space below the grille for a slightly larger rectangular air intake.
Large intakes in the front lower corners of the bonnet now feature a bigger, cleaner design. At the rear, the changes to the bumper are less dramatic and appear to centre on a restyling of the lower insert, which contains the tailpipes.
Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new infotainment system, called InControl, is expected to feature in the facelifted XJ. It will be launched first in the Jaguar XE and Land Rover Discovery Sport and is also expected to appear in the facelifted Range Rover Evoque.
Displayed through an 8.0in touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, it allows the driver to start the car and pre-heat the cabin via a smartphone app, while the vehicle remains locked. The system also features an in-car wi-fi hotspot and vehicle tracking technology.
An updated version of the Jaguar XJR is also likely to be revealed next year alongside the facelifted XJ.
Spied winter testing near to the Nürburgring in Germany last year, the revised XJR features new front and rear bumper designs, with larger lower air intakes at the front. The rear bumper appears to feature a mild redesign but still incorporates the four exhaust tips of the current model.
The XJR is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine with 542bhp. That same engine is also set to appear in the hot new Range Rover Sport, which is also in development at the Nurburgring.