Alex Ingram 2019-09-16 16:30
Updated Jaguar's XF saloon has already been spied before its unveiling next year
The extra cladding and camouflage wrap surrounding the car in these photos make it difficult to spot the revisions from the outside. However, if it follows the trend of the recently-refreshed XE saloon, we’d expect the facelift to be fairly subtle: slimmer headlights, new LED graphics and tweaked bumpers are likely to cover the extent of the changes.
The biggest changes are likely to occur on the inside. Each recent Jag has benefitted from a massive boost in tech; the new infotainment system, known as Touch Pro Duo, combines a 10.2-inch central screen with a secondary display below to control climate functions.
The traditional dials are also replaced, with a customisable digital instrument panel taking their place. These are all updates which are likely to feature in the refreshed XF, too. Likewise, the ‘Clearsight’ rear view mirror: this allows the driver to switch between a conventional mirror and images relayed from a rear-facing camera, giving the driver a wider angle, less affected by bad weather and unobstructed by rear-seat passengers.
News on powertrain updates are still scarce, but the XF is likely to continue with a similar engine lineup to the current model: a mix of four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel units.
A simplified trim level, also used elsewhere in the Jaguar range, is likely to be introduced. A sporty R-Dynamic model will sit above a standard XF model, which buyers can then choose to upgrade with S, SE, or HSE option packs.
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