The eighth-generation XJ received a mild refresh with a redesigned front and rear fascia, which included a new grille, new lower fascia, and revised bumper. The new XJ used less chrome. This was when Jaguar started to move away from the bonnet mascot to a simple emblem in the grille. V6 and V8 engines continued, along with a 2.7-litre diesel, but Ford announced its intent to sell Jaguar in 2007.