Jaguar Mulling New Design Language, Next XJ to Adopt It First in 2017

The automotive styling disasters known as the X-Type and S-Type are long gone thanks to Jaguar now in Tata Motors hands and out of Ford clutches. Starting with the XF and, more recently, the XE and F-Type, the British carmaker penned some of the most enticing designs in the business, but Jaguar is reportedly prepping an all-new design language.
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Citing a highly placed sourced and several company insiders, a report published by Edmunds suggests that the British marque is now working on an all-new design philosophy that'll trickle throughout the lineup of models. Except for the rectangular grille adorning the current sedan lineup of the brand, insiders told that "everything else will change."

According to the previously mentioned automotive publication, the new design philosophy isn't going to debut on the second-generation XF sedan that's slated to debut next year, but on the next-generation XJ in 2017. Unfortunately, the C-X17-inspired Jaguar crossover is still under "close consideration" at the present moment. Furthermore, there's no word on a replacement for the XK grand tourer.

Nevertheless, Jaguar is heading towards a bright future with the F-Type and recently unveiled XE, so we expect aluminum construction, Ingenium petrol and diesel engines and a less laggy infotainment system to be the highlights of upcoming Jaguars. Before the all-new XJ will be unveiled in 2017, Jaguar engineers and designers will be busy with the more economical four-pot variants of the XE, the facelifted XJ, the highly anticipated second-gen XF and (*fingers crossed*) that C-X17 concept-based crossover model.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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