And it looks great.
The unveiling of Jaguar's face-lifted F-Type is due to take place on Monday, December 2. However, it appears that official pictures of the new-look sports car have been published early via social media. There's no information given as to how or where they were obtained, but they look convincing.
If they are, indeed, the real thing, then it's a logical evolution of the current design and retains its timeless lines and design cues. The biggest change is to the front end of the F-Type, but the rear has had attention paid to it as well.
It's the front on the current F-Type that is showing it's age, most specifically the headlights. That's been addressed here with sharper, longer, and slimmer headlights set into the new fascia above larger and more rounded air intakes. The new headlights do have a hint of the Audi R8 about them, but it's a trend that's been picked up on by many designs lately. It also gives a more cohesive look with the existing style of the rear lights. Overall, the new front has a leaner and edgier look and, if this is it, suits the F-Type well.
We're relieved to see the F-Type appears to keep those sculpted rear haunches and the general shape of the rear lights. We're big fans of the form and effect they add to the back end, and the pictures show a more angled adjustment to them.
Rumors have been swirling about which engines we'll see in the facelifted Jaguar F-Type, particularly after the agreement over powertrains reached with BMW. It's unlikely we'll see the BMW V8 go into the F-Type just yet, but we'll likely see Jaguar Land Rover's hybrid V6 system from the Range Rover. Hopefully, we won't lose the supercharged V6, as its one of the best V6 units you can buy right now.