The new XK will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009 boasting revised styling and mechanical upgrades to distinguish it from the current model.
Exterior changes include a new front bumper with revised air intakes below the headlights, plus a redesigned rear bumper with new LED tail lamps.
These changes will be applied to the entire XK range, including the performance XKR and extreme XKR-R edition due next year.
The engine line-up will remain the same, however expect a few small tweaks for some added horsepower, along with stiffer suspension and recalibrated steering.
Inside, the new XK range will feature Jaguar's new drive-select transmission interface lifted from the XF saloon.