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2010 Jaguar XJ first teaser


Jaguar revealed the first teasers and some info today of the 2010 XJ at the Shangai Auto Show. The data from Jag was stuff the we pretty much already knew - the new 5.0-liter V8, including the 510 hp supercharged version , will be available as well as a carryover of the diesel V6 (but not likely in the U.S.) It will have a light aluminum body and even a panoramic roof.

But the big news are the new threads. The current XJ has been an evolution of a 40+ year-old design, and Jaguar has made no secret of its intentions to change the style for the 2010 car. Just look at the front end:

2010 Jaguar XJ first teaser

We shouldn’t have to wait too long for more information to start hitting the streets. Jaguar plans to have the official reveal of the next XJ in London on July 9th, and the cars should be on the streets by early 2010.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

An all-new Jaguar XJ will make its public debut this July – and today saw the preview and release of first information on this breathtaking new Jaguar.

Speaking at Auto Shanghai 2009, Jaguar Cars Managing Director, Mike O’Driscoll confirmed that:

  • The all-new XJ will go on sale at the end of 2009 - but will officially be revealed on July 9th in London.
  • The all-new XJ is the first car to feature the next-generation of Jaguar’s aerospace-inspired aluminium body architecture.
  • All of Jaguar’s new ultra-efficient Gen III petrol and diesel engines will be available in the new XJ, including the already acclaimed V6 diesel and 510 bhp supercharged V8.
  • There will be a choice of standard- or long wheelbase models.
  • The all-new XJ will introduce the highest standards of personal luxury and specification, including a panoramic glass roof.

Full details of the all-new XJ including prices will be revealed on July 9th and orders for delivery in early 2010 will be taken from this time.

Dependent on market, the all-new XJ will be in dealerships from the end of this year. To register interest ahead of that time, customers should access www.jaguar.com/allnewxj.



9 comments:

It might not be as flashy as it should be to "fit the name Jaguar" but I think it’s really nice. I like it.

One thing that you have to remember is that Jaguar shakes up its image every once in a while. The original XJ6 was a radical departure from the long-established Mk1 and Mk2 sedans it replaced. Also the difference between the E-Type and the XJ-S was pretty dramatic (although historically, that may be a bad example.)

It’s a facelift for the XJ with the XF absolute new performance. I am looking forward to see this car rolling and making a new image for our well loved Jags

I like the traditional look. I think the new look spoils the name that is fit for a Jaguar.

I have to say, this is a beautiful Jag ever. I think this car will be the best they have made. It has the good, muscular looks of the XF, and the 5.0 L V8 will be amazing. Except that I just hope I will not get disappointed with any changes they make when it rolls out on the showroom floor.

Is this a restoration? to upscale the dwindling market of the XJ? But consider the drastic change of the olds car features, isn’t to progressive for the car to get a new market recognition? Thery say it is because the sales in the U.S. are circling low. Now that Indian conglomerate Tata owns Jaguar, the company will need fresh models to spice up the brand. Hopefully it does the work needed.

FYI: This Jags XJ is Jaguar’s restyled version of the slow-selling sedan. In this chapter, long-running Brit traditions are tossed in the dustbin and replaced with a design inspired by the company’s new style indicator, the XF. Now if the Brit can pull this out in the market well, the face lift makes sense after all. That is if it does.

Well according most recent bits in the net the production of this new XJ is to begin at the end of 2009 with an on-sale date at the start of 2010. Pricing should remain in line with the current XJ’s, at $65,000 to $90,000. Supposedly. We will see how the market will receive this XJ face lift.

Still Jags after this design overhaul have to compete with the market share of Audi A8, BMW 7-series, Lexus LS460, Mercedes-Benz S-class. Now this new looks could turn off stuffy traditionalists, whereas potential converts might not even notice. Also, the uncertainty surrounding Jaguar’s long-term future could undermine sales.

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