The tests seen prototypes of the updated Jaguar XF L / XF Sportbrake 2021June 13, 2020
Journalists noticed the prototypes of the updated Jaguar XF in version L (extended wheelbase) and the Sportbrake station wagon. Presentation of new 2021 model year will take place later this year.
“Spy” photos of test machines of the updated Jaguar XF appeared last year. Since then, foreign journalists have seen prototypes of the news in the station wagon body – this version of the car has the Sportbrake designation, as well as the performance of the sedan with a long wheelbase – XF L. New photos of the XF Sportbrake and XF L show that Jaguar engineers continue to test the updated model. However, as with all other “spy” images, the cars here still wear a lot of camouflage, hiding many of the changes that we expect the automaker to make to the model.
We do not expect a significant design change. Instead, Jaguar should update the lighting elements, revise the front and rear bumpers and change the appearance of the false radiator grille.
There may be other minor external changes. Rumors suggest that Jaguar will “overhaul” the interior, increasing its quality and luxury. XF L, which will retain the wheelbase of the current car, will be available only for the Chinese market.
The Jaguar XF 2021 model year should receive updated diesel engines that will meet stricter European emission standards. Details of other engines remain a mystery. It is not clear whether the current XF powertrain will be moved, or whether Jaguar may try to install the newly developed 3.0-liter inline six under the hood of its new product.
The 2021 Jaguar XF in all its versions is due to debut at the end of this year before it goes on sale early next. We do not expect any radical changes, but any Jaguar updates should keep it competitive compared to the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that all electrified Jaguar Land Rover models will receive more powerful SVR versions. According to the managing director of the SVO sports division, the British brand will present more powerful versions for all of its future electrified models.
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