Updated Jaguar XF Sportbrake again noticed on testsMay 6, 2020
For the first time since the end of last year, Jaguar released a prototype of its upcoming XF Sportbrake 2021 model year for testing.
The British company is working on facelift for the luxurious mid-size Jaguar XF sedan and a station wagon called Sportbrake. The latter was spotted by photo spies this week with significant improvements. Thick camouflage does not hide the new headlights and modified bumpers and thinner wagon taillights.
While the exterior styling changes are pretty minor, a lot of modernization is expected inside. Like the XE, the XF 2021 model year will be equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an updated infotainment system and a second touch screen to access the climate control system and adjust the heated and ventilated seats.
A new steering wheel and an updated center console are also expected, in which the shift paddle can be replaced with a more traditional switch. Other updates will include higher quality materials, a new switchgear, and revised trim and trim options.
More environmentally friendly RDE2-compatible diesel engines that meet future global emission standards will be installed under the hood. It is not yet known whether Jaguar will offer a supercharged V6, as the engine is no longer available in the latest XE. According to preliminary information, the XF can be offered with a new soft-hybrid JLR power unit based on a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine rated at 395 hp. and a torque of 550 Nm, however this is unlikely due to the older architecture of the car.
Unless unforeseen delays caused by plant closures due to a pandemic are excluded, the updated Jaguar XF is reported to debut in the second half of this year.
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