A long way from Jag USA headquarters in Mahway, New Jersey, this prototype was caught by photographers in the US desert performing hot weather testing.

Just in case you missed WCFs previous installments of the Jaguar XK facelift spy photos here, here, and here – we thought it would be good to post the topic one more time for the sake of being thorough.

A long way from Jag USA headquarters in Mahway, New Jersey, this prototype was caught by photographers in the US desert performing hot weather testing.

Set for its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October, the new feline will go on sale early next year and feature a new front bumper with restyled air intakes, plus a slightly restyled rear bumper and LED taillights. Lastly, the new shark fin antenna seen in these photos on the boot lid replaces the retractable power antenna.

Mechanical updates include a stiffened suspension and quicker steering while the interior receives Jaguar’s new drive-select transmission interface already seen in the XF sedan.

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