Jaguar XJ spied testing in the UK image

The British automaker, now owned by India’s Tata Motors, is ready for an agitated end of the year, with the approaching September 8 introduction of the smallest model in the line-up, the XE.

Our busy spy photographers have also caught the latest Jaguar prototype – the flagship XJ model, undergoing final tests in the UK. The range-topping sedan has been on the market in its latest iteration for quite some time – it was presented back in 2009. Naturally, a minor facelift to entice customers is in order now. The prototype that was caught undergoing final road tests was lightly camouflaged, which allows us to see the automaker has decided to revise the front and rear bumpers, also adding a revised radiator grille and Full-LED-beams.

The refresh has also slightly altered the design of the front and rear lights, with most modifications targeting the first. The car didn’t look to carry additional exterior modifications, but as we all know the photos can only say little about the interior and under the hood tweaks. According to rumors, the engines will carry over without significant updates, but there will be a new addition – a plug-in hybrid version previewed earlier by 2012’s Jaguar XJ E concept.