The Jaguar X-Type looked dated before the first sedan came off the line back in 2001, and the last generation Mondeo-based model hasn't aged gracefully from there. Sales bottomed out at 32,500 units worldwide last year, and rumors persist that the X-Type will soon be discontinued in the US – but the X-Type's demise may be exaggerated.
Car online has uncovered spy shots of a face-lifted X-Type out and about, and changes look very subtle. As evidenced by the strategic camo, the front grille, front and rear bumpers, moldings, and rims are likely to see an update, and changes to the X-Type's aged interior are probable as well. No word on updates to the X-Type's powertrain, but we'd expect little or no changes due to a lack of corporate options. We're not optimistic that cosmetic changes will alter the fate of PAG's biggest pimple, and we're not sure why Jaguar would even bother.