Look-A-Like: Jag XF and… (part 2)

“Look-A-Like” is a new column which is meant as a lighthearted account of all those “I feel like I’ve seen this before…” moments. The first post was about how the interior of the new Jag XF reminded me of the interior of a mass-market compact sedan. Not that I’m picking on the new Jaguar sedan (which I think actually looks good and will probably sell very well), but there was just something about its rear lights that reminded me of another car first and foremost, rather than of the F-type after which they were actually modeled.2016-Jaguar-XF-33

The car in question is the Honda Accord / Acura TSX, whose rear lights have a similar sharp outward edge that reaches towards the rear arches, with a similarly angled inner edge. Sure, the Accord was actually a handsome car, and the XF is much more handsome still, but I can’t help but think that Jag designers should have worked that little bit harder to give the XF a more original rear end.

About Krzysztof Wozniak

Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he’d moved to the US. In college he promised himself he’s buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman…
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Comments

  1. Bart Demandt says:

    Great spot, Kriss!
    I hadn’t made the connection between these models yet, but now I see them side-by-side, the resemblance in their taillights is remarkable!
    Like with the XE, I think the rear of the XF is by far its weakest side design-wise. I really like the front, even if it’s not very revolutionary, but the rear just doesn’t do it for me. It’s too anonymous, and you’ve just proven my point.

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