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With a few tweaks, Jaguar's hoping it can improve the facial features of next year's XK, and possibly short-circuit an unfortunate visual correspondence to the Ford Taurus. Spies say the new shapes add up to a "friendlier" look, mainly from a reshaping of the air-intake on the front bumper assembly. Whether it can undo a year's worth of mocking and name talking remains to be seen. We'd imagine it'll need some stronger therapy (and possibly a few rounds of medication). The newish Jag will be unveiled at the Geneva show next year.

SPY PHOTOS: Jaguar XK Facelift [World Car Fans]

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