- The updated XF sedan will get a new family face along with revised engine options.
- Expected to break cover in late-2019.
Jaguar is on a verge of revamping its entire line-up. We saw the updated XE a few months ago, and there are reports of a new flagship XJ arriving in the coming months. In between, the British carmaker was spotted in southern Europe doing testing rounds with the XF facelift.
Spied here in the Sportback guise – that’s Jaguar's term for station wagon – the XF facelift will most likely wear the same fascia as the one seen on the XE facelift. This new design language will also be passed on to the F-Type facelift and the first major update for the I-Pace. The front and rear are heavily covered while the rest of the body is sans any disguise.
Under the cladding, the headlights appear sleeker than the one seen on the current model. The grille will grow in size while the taillamps will also be reworked to fit the family design. On the inside, the XF will see improved quality and feature list many of which will be trickled down from the bigger I-Pace. This would include a new central screen as seen on Range Rover Sport which controls climate functions.
Under the hood, the XF is expected to continue with the diesel powertrain as well. However, the oil burner is likely to be updated with new emission norms. Meanwhile, the petrol motor will be carried forward. What is uncertain is whether Jaguar will reintroduce the XF S performance version with the updated model. JLR has already released a new inline-six petrol engine in the RR Sport, but with the XE S axed due to slow sales, it remains to be seen whether that engine will return with the updated XF. Even the older 48Volt mild hybrid system is unlikely to return with the revised powertrain.
The Coventry based carmaker might take the covers off the new and updated XF before the end of this year. Next year, we’d see the arrival of the electric XJ flagship along with an updated I-Pace and F-Pace. The new XF will continue to rival the likes of BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Volvo S90.