It is a rare day when automakers line up their current models and test cars right next to each other and allow us to compare them directly. However, Jaguar ending up doing just that during cold weather testing of the face lifted XJ, providing the perfect chance to see just what the company is changing.

We spotted the refreshed XJ testing last year, and it hasn't evolved much since then. The updated model sports clear turn signals and a slightly revised front air dam. The modifications are similarly minor at the rear. The bumper appears to dip down slightly further on the new sedan. Thankfully, those gorgeous taillights are still draped over the back of the car. The exhaust outlets have switched to oval shapes rather than the current parallelograms. This alteration could just be chalked up to it being a test car, but the previous tester we saw had a similar design. It's possible that the camouflage could be hiding other revisions, but don't expect anything radical from the facelift.

Our previous report indicated that Jaguar is also planning some interior upgrades with new infotainment and ambient lighting. The company seems to feel that there isn't a point in messing with the XJ's design just yet, since all of the changes we see here are very subtle. No problems, here – to our eyes, the big Jag is still one of the prettier sedans on the road today.


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      Winnie Jenkems
      • 9 Months Ago
      If not for the camo, I would not be able to tell the difference. No matter, it's not like it needs much of a refresh anyway. Did they get rid of the black plastic C-pillars and change them to body-color? Because that's the only change that really needs to be made.
      Koenigsegg
      • 9 Months Ago
      should have had an ass lift because thats one ugly rear end
      increaseby1
      • 9 Months Ago
      they didn't have to change much because it already looks perfect.
      RetrogradE
      • 9 Months Ago
      #yawn.
        Steveo
        • 9 Months Ago
        @RetrogradE
        When I see a response like yours I always wonder about the car you drive. Would you fill us in please?
      Errol Joseph Grant
      • 9 Months Ago
      Jaguar no matter the model isa great car to have. One of the finest automobiles on the market.
      Vincent
      • 8 Months Ago
      I just saw this on the Dan Ryan in Chicago with the zebra plastic covering the front and rear. I was driving so i didn't snap pics.
      lautrecamerican
      • 9 Months Ago
      Facelift? What facelift?