The XF represented the last of the fourth generation cars,
and featured softer, more rounded styling with revsions
to the grille and bumpers, and new tail lamps. The XF had big shoes to fill, the XE having taken Ford to the
top of the sales charts, however Ford needed the XF to be
something special with the General's VK Commodore quickly closing the margin. The Ford enginners gave the XF a softer styling treatment,
and even a new dash which presented a far more modern look
than the outgoing XE.