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2012 Jaguar XF Facelift Leak

Fri, 08 Apr 2011

One's the 2012 Jaguar XF Facelift. The other's the Jaguar C-XF Concept from 2007.

We know – or at least we think we know – that the 2012 Jaguar XF is going to make its debut at the New York Motor Show this month.

The two strands of that story are the facelift to the XF and the arrival – finally – of the 2.2 litre diesel engine for the XF, long denied as even under consideration by Jaguar.

We’ve expected the facelift for the XF to be quite modest – after all, it’s already a fine looking car – with just a tidy-up needed to inject a little more of the boldness the XJ displays. And that looks like exactly what’s happening.

As you can see on the photo above (click for a bigger version – the facelifted XF is on the left) the tweaks to the XF have gone back to the future, with the new nose looking very like the original XF concept (the Jaguar C-XF – pictured on the right) with a hint of the new XJ thrown in for good measure.

We’ve not seen a photo of the back yet, but expect a similar update with the familiar facelift tweaks of reshaped bumper and restyled light; just enough to make the XF look fresh.

Inside the tweaks may well be even less pronounced. After all, the interior of the XF is a very, very good treatment already. But it seems likely there may be a push even further upmarket with materials and finishes, and some extra toys to play with.

All will become clear very soon.

By Cars UK