New Jaguar XF caught on the open road image

A new generation of the Jaguar XF is currently being developed by the British based automaker as our spy photographers have caught it while it was being tested out.

With the development of the new entry-level sedan, the XE, which will rival the BMW 3-Series, the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Cadillac ATS and so on, the car manufacturer is also working on its larger brother, the XF. The test mule pictured below may look similar to the one seen in Europe last year, but keep in mind that this is a simple prototype and it is said to hide a new generation of the model underneath its body.

The 2016 Jaguar XF might be based on the PLA full-size car platform, developed for the current Range Rovers, and underneath its camouflage, it seems to be very similar in design to the new XE. The second-gen XF seems to have a similar shape to the Audi A5 Sportback, with its sloping coupe roof and a liftback. Powertrain options are currently unknown but expect new engines under its hood, along with the 9-speed automatic from the Evoque. The new Jaguar XF will be introduced sometimes in 2015, coming in as a 2016 model year.