• Sep 10, 2010
2012 Jaguar XF spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

The new Jaguar XJ is arguably the best-looking luxury flagship currently available in the United States. That's quite a claim to stake, but stare at an XJ for five minutes and then study a BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class – not as pretty, right?

Jaguar isn't oblivious to the fact that it's created quite a stunner here, and thus, it only makes sense that the XJ's styling cues will make their way to the smaller XF sedan. Seen here slightly camouflaged, the 2012 XF clearly sports revised fascias, both front and rear. Look closely and you'll see that the XF's new headlights and reshaped bumper are similar to what we see on the larger XJ. The taillights out back aren't getting too substantial of a makeover, but we expect that full-LED units will be in place for the 2012 model year.

Don't expect the XF to get a whole host of changes for 2012 – the small nip/tuck to the exterior is about all we should see. That isn't a problem, though, because even in not-so-XJ-ified form, we're quite fond of the XF – especially the XFR. Scroll through the gallery below to see high-res spy photos of the refreshed XF.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Did this car really needed a redesign ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      great idea, I always felt that the production XF was letdown by the headlights and grille, that were unnecessarily changed from those of the concept
        • 4 Years Ago
        I mean 2004 Hyundai Sonata
        • 4 Years Ago
        The production model went all old kia optima on us in the current one so I look forward to the refresh.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, the XF's headlights looked like they came from the Ford parts bin.

        Otherwise, the XF is a pretty terrific design. Let's hope Jag gets this fixed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is great news. Ive been looking to get into a used xf, this should mean the used prices will drop even more....goodbye xtype Hello XF!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The ass end of then new Jag is stunning. It has some nice lines running the length of the car too. The front though? What an oinker! It literally looks like they modeled it after the society in that Twilight Zone. You know the one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All they really going to do is make the XF look like the original XF concept car which I always thought to be a better looking car then the production version..I guess they slow the process
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Arguably" is right. I'd prefer the XJ look more like the XF..
      • 4 Years Ago
      The XJ is a beautiful car but I don't know if making the headlamps smaller is a good idea on the XF. I think the headlamps need to be bigger on the XJ and they should stay the same size on the XF. I also hope that Jaguar changes the C-pillar on the XJ because as it is, it doesn't fit the car's look well. In fact, it looks exactly like it belongs on the new Sonata. http://www.epinions.com/content_512392400516
        • 4 Years Ago
        The XJ is indeed very, very good. Expecially compared to the 7 and S, which are both bloated and boring. Compare with the previous 5, and it's a very tough call.

        Of course, of all the Euro super-sedans, I'd take an S8 over the XJ...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The new XJ got the headlights that the XF should have gotten, like the ones on the C-XF concept.

        The XF's current headlights look permanently surprised, and oddly upturned at the sides.

        If the new headlights are more aggressive and "angry", like the C-XF, and XJ, all the better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The small headlights were what made the XF-concept so awesome to begin with, so it's as though they're going back to what the XF should've been. I'm really glad they're doing this. I've always thought the monocle'd headlights were the only thing taking away from the car, and with the change I'd say it might be close to aesthetically perfect on the outside.

        The XJ in person is stunning. Didn't expect it to have so much presence from the pictures, and it easily blows away any other luxo-car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Geez..i must be missing the XJ thing..looks way too Lady Penelope Rolls for me
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the XF is beautiful, although I'm not too happy with the new XJ's from the "B" Pillar rearward. And that "C" pillar black out treatment seems out of place, or the rear fascia which looks generic. I do like the rear of the XF, that should have been the rear fascia the XJ should have copied.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope Jaguar addresses the interior, too. Once you get past the rising gear selector, the rest looks dated. The small nav screen with only a touchscreen interface is at least a generation behind the competition.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm guessing the headlights include some form of the LED rage going on everywhere. It works well on the XJ, better than any car other than the Audi A5/S5. BTW, the XF should be getting the new ZF 8-speed tranny at the same time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully it wont resemble a Hyundai anymore.

      I love Jags, truly I do, I've got a few too. But I'd rather buy an E550. Its just a better car all round.
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