Jaguar's range-topping XF model, the XFR, has bowed at the New York International Auto Show, complete with a new look.

If you liked the 2011 Jaguar XF or XFR, then the 2012 model with a decidedly more handsome front fascia will likely be love at first sight.

Although Jaguar did not offer any mechanical or powertrain changes to their latest XFR model, most buyers were likely already satisfied by its 510 horsepower and a fresh and attractive face will likely do the trick to keep models moving off dealer lots.

Jaguar says that the latest XFR's design was deliberately more dramatic than the standard XF model, as the brand hoped to create more differentiation and truly highlight the sporty side of the XFR. Features include bi-function HID xenon headlamps which incorporate LED daytime running lights and a distinctive 'J-Blade' signature design, updated multi-function LED taillamps and new colors and wheels for the entire line.

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Inside, Jaguar has updated the seats with a new design, as well as a new instrument panel and an optional 1,200 watt Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system to go along with a total overhaul of the vehicle's infotainment system.

Live photos by Mark Elias