In 2012 Miroslav Dimitrov returned back to England to join the famous British car manufacturer of the past – Jaguar Cars – as Leading Exterior Designer. With the Jaguar Land Rover company being at the crest of the tide due to the ever growing demand for SUVs, it was an incredible opportunity for the British brand to refresh its line-up and deliver several new cars. The XE, XF and F-Pace were the first cars to be built on the all-new Aluminium platform developed especially for this. Presented at the 2015 NYIAS, the all-new Jaguar XF was the first project to bear Miroslav’s design input and influence – all of which resulted in a sportier and more aggressive look of the production car.
Miroslav’s sketch made during the defining stages of Jaguar XF’s design development.
Jaguar XF’s original front theme design sketch (left) and walk-up derivatives featuring base & top spec version of the car.
Jaguar XF presented at 2015 New York Auto Show.
As the red skech above illustrates, Miroslav wanted to give the XF much sportier and athletic stance which can be appreciated when looking at the car in side view. While keeping the design spirit of the outgoing XF model, the all-new aluminium platform allowed the design team to refine the proportions and improve every line on the car – which resulted in a very mature and well resolved car.
In 2012 Miroslav Dimitrov returned back to the UK to join Jaguar Cars as leading exterior designer. With Jaguar Land Rover being at the crest of the tide due to the ever growing demand for SUVs, it was an opportunity for Jaguar brand fresh and deliver several new cars. Starting with the XE, XF, F-Pace and others to follow. With a CV featuring mostly prestigious sports car.