The next-generation Jaguar XF will be built on the automaker’s new aluminum modular platform, and AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have captured the first mules near the Jaguar test center at the Nürburgring.
The new mules are being used for powertrain and chassis testing for the next-generation XF, which is expected to be significantly lighter than the current model thanks to its all-aluminum platform.
In addition, the new XF will have both improved handling and fuel economy. The British automaker also plans to add a wider range of gasoline and diesel engines, starting with a four-cylinder powerplant and leading up to a supercharged V8 for the power-hungry enthusiasts. The platform will also be optimized for all-wheel drive, so expect more Jaguar models in the future to take advantage of AWD.
The next-generation Jaguar XF is expected to be revealed in concept form in 2015 with the production model arriving in 2016.
GALLERY: Jaguar XF Mule Spy Photos
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