2016 Jaguar XF chassis testing mule spied for the first time

Jaguar XF just received a facelifted update this year and here we have the very first spy shots of the next generation XF chassis testing mule testing on the roads in England.

The next geneation XF chassis testing mule looks different than the mule for the new Jaguar XS which we have seen couple of times and is shorter and not as wide.

The XF mule uses current generation body with wider wheel cases at the front, modified bumper, revised bonnet and extra air intakes between the front wheels and the doors.

Next generation XF is expected to use much more aluminium to save weigh. A new aluminium platform is expected and also all-aluminium body parts like doors, boot lid and bonnet.

There will be a wide range of new four cylinder engines, replacing V6 units(both diesel and petrol) linked to nine-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel units is likely a 1.8-litre four-put with 240bhp, while petrol units are reported to displace 1.5 and 1.8 litres, producing around 170bhp per litre.

As the testing has just started, it will be a while until we see full body prototypes. Stay tuned for more details!


RELATED POSTS

Mercedes-Bens S-Class Cabriolet rendered
Richard Hammond's Vauxhall Nova SRi on display at Beaulieu’s World of Top Gear
BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" revealed with 592bhp
New third-generation Audi TT coupe now available to order, priced from £29,770
One-off Morgan SP1 (Special Project 1) debuts at Salon Prive
Volvo V40 Carbon Edition introduced for limited markets
10 health & safety tips for anyone working with cars
What to look for in a used car
BMW M3 30 Jahre Limited edition priced from £82,675
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV revealed ahead of Geneva debut
A Look in the rear-view mirror at UK drivers’ know-how
5 Ways Technology is Helping Disabled Drivers
Tags: , , ,