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2015 Jaguar XJ Facelift Spied Almost Camo-Free

With us since 1968, the year the Ford Escort replaced the Anglia in the United Kingdom, the XJ soon became one of the best-selling models ever made by the Coventry-based leaping cat carmaker. But there’s a small problem with the latest-gen XJ, namely the gray hair it’s starting to grow as of late.
2015 Jaguar XJ facelift 9 photos
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Truth be told, the X351 Jaguar XJ was a breath of fresh air when it was unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery in 2009, especially when you compare its sleek, muscular design cues with then’s Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as well as the BMW 7 Series and Audi A8. While all three luxobarges except for the 7 Series spawned new generations, the Jaguar XJ only got a minor facelift job earlier this year. Like really really minor.

Regarding the recent revamp, cosmetic changes were kept to a minimum. Engineers focused more on the rear seat facilities of the long wheelbase model and retuning the suspension for better damping, with the addition of start & stop technology across the powerplant range. If we’re to be completely frank here, this is a sorry excuse for a 5-year-old car’s facelift. Sorry Jaguar, but it just is!

In a segment that also includes the Maserati Quattroporte, we don’t believe this is enough for the XJ to maintain its sales volumes until an all-new generation will debut in 2017 according to insider info

Nevertheless, our spy photographers recently spotted a funny looking XJ prototype in Great Britain and from the looks of it, some LED technology was used for both the headlights and taillights. Other than that, the square-ish front grille adopts fresh chicken wire finished in polished chrome. The front and rear bumpers are camo’d, but no stylistic element is telling us that something actually changed.

Without accounting for the minor redesign of the front air intakes and the twin oval exhausts, we have a sneaking suspicion the 2015 Jaguar XJ facelift spied by our team of carparazzi will add Jaguar’s all-new Ingenium family of turbocharged 2-liter petrol and diesel-fed engines. Let's wait and see...

 
 
 
 
 

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