Our latest spy shots show a prototype for an updated XF, in the XFL long-wheelbase sedan body. Earlier shots showed a prototype for the updated XF Sportbrake wagon.
The spy shots suggest we'll see new fascias at both ends, plus a new grille and slimmer headlights. For the taillights, look for the graphic to take on a more angular design similar to what we saw on the 2020 XE.
Expect the interior to be tweaked for a more upmarket feel via the addition of extra soft-touch surfaces and more hand-stitched leather. We should also see a new infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen display in the center stack. The system should be faster and more intuitive to use than the current laggy version.
2021 Jaguar XFL facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The current XFL, which is a China-only affair, has about six additional inches of rear seat legroom compared to the standard XF. The same should be true for this updated model, as evidenced by the prototype's stretched rear door.
The XF, including the XFL, is currently available with either a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 or 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. Though it's yet to be confirmed, we should see the aging V-6 replaced by a new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 with this update. The engine is mated with a mild-hybrid setup in other models from Jaguar Land Rover and delivers up to 395 horsepower.
Look for the updated XF and XF Sportbrake to debut in 2020 as a 2021 model. The updated XFL should debut around the same time, once again as a China-only model. The current model is produced exclusively at a plant in plant in Changshu, China, operated by Jaguar and local partner Chery, and the same should be true for the updated version.