The 2016 second generation Jaguar XF has been spied as a test mule around the Nürburgring Circuit, Germany. The all-new XF was undergoing its initial test runs and was under heavy camouflage. The next iteration of this India-bound saloon is expected to go on sale by the mid of 2016 in the country, while it will have its world premiere in the second half of 2015. The all-new XF would be around 100kgs. lighter in weight than the current model as it would be underpinning the iQ[Al] platform.
Going by the couple of spy-shots we have, at first, it looked like the XE. But, actually, it's the second generation XF which has grown-up in size and is larger as compared to the ongoing version of the saloon. The designing cues, however, would remain almost the same, albeit the inclusion wide taillights, carried over from the baby Jag - XE. Also, the spied vehicle looks more of a liftback than sedan due to a sloppier roof-line. It, indeed, would be like killing two birds with one stone as not only it would be sleeker as compared to the ongoing model but it would also be more practical as taller objects can be squeezed in easily. The iQ[Al] platform, being used in the 2015 XE sedan, would make the second gen XF around 100 kgs. lighter.
Mechanically, the new Jaguar XF would be powered by multiple four-cylinder Ingenium powertrains, with power being transmitted to the rear wheels. However, an optional AWD system would also be on offer. In addition, the top-end variants are likely to feature a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine, which has already proved its mettle with the timeless F-type coupe. The performance-oriented XFR-S variant is expected to in-house a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged motor which will be re-tuned to make more power and torque than the ongoing model's 542 bhp & 680 Nm.
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