From our best guess, the Jaguar test mule shown in these spy shots could very well be our first glimpse at the next-generation Jaguar XF, due out around the 2016 model year. The current XF has been around for five years already (launched in 2008), and this mule is likely testing powertrain or chassis components for a new version of the midsize Jaguar sedan.

With what seems to be a stretched wheelbase and wider track, this is almost certainly not a mule for the 3 Series-fighting Jaguar XS. That being said, though, there is also the outside chance that this could be a mule for other future Jaguar Land Rover products including a production version of the Jaguar C-X17 crossover or the Jaguar-based Range Rover Grand Evoque. Only time will tell what these images truly foretell, but if nothing else, it proves that Jaguar is definitely staying busy these days.

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      These are not the first photos of the test vehicles being spotted, as these were first built months ago to test the X260's components. Most are not able to tell the differences between the X760 easily. At the moment both X760 and X260 prototypes are being developed and will be out soon, but do not expect to see much of what the actual designs look like until next late year. Our design department has done a very excellent job in my opinion, so BMW and Daimler AG better watch out for once.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahh , so there is the new Buick Lucerne !!
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      It really wasn't that long ago when you could look at a Jag and immediately not confuse it with a Chevy or a Honda.
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        Theres lots of idiots and blind people too
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      Love Jaguar!!!
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      Whichever model catches your fancy, the XF has much to recommend it--including the evergreen appeal of the Jaguar brand itself. I saw it on, it's stunning!
      Miguro Takahashi
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      Jaguars used to be irrelevant, especially back when Ford owned them. But now under Tata, their products are worth a look. Still I think the XF and the new CTS should make the mid-size luxury sedan segment more interesting. And as much praise as the new Lexus GS has gotten, I still think it's the marshmallow of the group.
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        @Miguro Takahashi
        Well to be honest, the X250 XF was designed under Ford ownership up to late 2005. Ford at least stopped forcing their hand concerning Jaguar development at the end of the early 2000s(2003-04) and that's why certain aspects of Jaguar have come across as more appealing since 2008. Tata's had a greater hand in models launched during 2010-2013. The new product portfolio is without a doubt, going to transform Jaguar forever.
      • 1 Year Ago
      saw the same pics on autocar yesterday, they suggest that this is a mjor face lift of the current XF due for 2015, it seemed odd that they would give it another (major) face lift if the new model is due for 2016, unless they are delaying the new one until post 2017?
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