2021 Jaguar XF Facelift Prepares To Fight The Audi A6

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The Jaguar XF is getting some significant upgrades to help it compete with its German rivals.

After refreshing the F-Type sports car and the XE sedan, it's now time for the Jaguar XF to receive a facelift. We got a look at the upcoming Jaguar XF Sportbrake facelift last year, and now our spies have caught the sedan undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden.

As you would expect, the updated XF sedan is sporting the same changes as its Sportbrake sibling. The prototype is covered in camouflage preventing us from getting a good look at the design details, but the midsize sedan is expected to feature sharper-looking headlights, a new front bumper, and a reshaped grille. At the back, the bumper and the rear lights will also be tweaked.

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We still don't have any photos of the cabin, unfortunately. While the 2021 Jaguar XF's exterior changes will be subtle, the interior is expected to have some significant upgrades with higher quality materials and new tech to help it compete with its German rivals such as the Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series, and the Mercedes E-Class.

Like the XE facelift, the refreshed XF is expected to borrow features from the I-Pace, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a second screen for the climate control, and a new steering wheel.

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Technical details for the Jaguar XF are still being kept under wraps, but the current model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 gasoline engine that produces 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The range-topping S version, on the other hand, packs a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 380 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.

There's a chance that the V6 could be replaced with Jaguar Land Rover's new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine, which is paired with an electric supercharger in other models. Jaguar hasn't confirmed when the XF facelift will break cover, but an official reveal shouldn't be too far away.

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