To be unveiled on March 24.
It has only been a few days since Jaguar dropped the first set of teasers of the next generation XF, and a render of the front end has surfaced, courtesy of L'Automobile. It gives a basic look at the expected changes in store for the next midsize sedan from Jaguar.
Judging by the render, the next generation model doesn't look significantly different from the outgoing model. The front-end is characterized by the larger mesh grille flanked by sleeker LED headlamps borrowed from the C-X17 SUV concept, a familiar set of lower air intakes, and a sculpted front hood.
The side profile features an F-Type inspired air intake, and a new C-Pillar design. The new XF will be slightly longer than the outgoing model for better rear passenger comfort. Also in the works is a long-wheelbase model exclusively for the Chinese market.
Significant changes will be seen inside the 2016 Jaguar XF; featuring a new center console, steering wheel, InControl infotainment display and a TFT instrument display. Jaguar is also expected to increase the rear cabin space for better headroom and legroom - an aspect that was criticized in the current model.
The next generation XF will be powered by the latest Ingenium range of fuel-efficient four cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The "S" variant will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged, while the hardcore SVR model could feature the 5.0-liter V8 supercharged. Thanks to the lighter aluminum-intensive platform, the XF will be more fuel efficient and quicker than before.
The new Jaguar XF will be first revealed on March 24 in London, followed by a global public debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show on April 1. The deliveries are announced to begin in autumn 2015 for the U.K, while the Indian market should receive the car in 2016. Similar to the outgoing model, following a fully-loaded CBU variant launch, it could be assembled at the Pune plant.