For the third straight year, Neiman Marcus will feature a limited edition 2010 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition on their upcoming Christmas Book. From what we’ve heard, the department store chain has about 50 of these limited ed cars for sale to those who may want to spend their entire Christmas bonus – perhaps even more than that – on a 5.0-liter V8 Jaguar XJ .
The limited-stock XJL comes with, among other things, a special plate with “Neiman Marcus 1 of 50” etched on it. In addition to that, the car has been painted with a Celestial Black color to match those 20-inch double-10 spoke wheels.
To make things more interesting, anybody who purchases on of these limited edition Jaguar XJs will become one of a handful of owners who’d have the new 2010 XJ in their garage because Jaguar will only release the standard version sometime next year. So if you can’t wait for those to be released, you might want to give Neiman Marcus a call at 1-866-524-6963. The store will only accept orders starting at 12 pm EST on October 16.
Jaguar will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show the hybrid version of the new XJ luxury sedan. The new XJ Limo-Green hybrid will compete with the hybrid versions of the Mercedes Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series.
The concept was developed in cooperation to the British government, Lotus and Caparo. It is powered by a 195 hp and 295 lbs-ftof torque electric motor combined to a 1.2-liter gasoline engine developed by Lotus. On a single charge the Limo-Green can travel up to 30 miles.
According to Anthony Harper, head of research at Jaguar Land Rover: "The technology is still in its infancy and there is still a lot of work to do before we can even think of production. The components aren’t at the right cost or quality yet you would expect of a Jaguar product, but the technology is there."
The 2010 Jaguar XJ , which was launched a month ago in the UK and has created a firestorm of interest among interested buyers in Europe, has finally made its way to US soil after making its first appearance at the Pebble Beach 2009.
In front of a gathering crowd of curious spectators, Jaguar unveiled its new flagship luxury car to the American audience, most of whom have been waiting for a month to see the car in the flesh. Meanwhile, Jaguar also released the pricing for the 2010 XJ in the US, offering it a starting price of $72,500 for the standard version and over $115,000 for the tricked-out, top-of-the-line version.
Despite the buzz created by the 2010 XJ’s first US appearance, the brass at Jaguar have taken a relatively realistic approach on how the car is going to fare in the US, especially considering the state of the US economy these days. Richard Beattie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Jaguar North America, said: “Today’s challenging economy raises the stakes for luxury marquees bringing new products to a different market; not every new automobile will win the hearts and minds of luxury car buyers.”
After being unveiled in London back in July, the 2010 Jaguar XJ is scheduled to make its official North American debut at the 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this Sunday on the 18th green of the Monterey golf course. The all new XJ will go on sale with an asking price starting at around $72,500 and will go all the way up to $115,000 for the top of the line supercharged XJ Supersport that makes 510 HP.
The new XJ will be available in the US with a choice of three available engines. The first is a 5.0 Liter naturally aspirated V8 that makes 385 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque, a 5.0 Liter supercharged V8 pumping out 470 HP and 424 lb-ft of torque while the top of the line 5.0 liter supercharged mill we mentioned earlier generates an axle snapping 461 lb-ft of twist.
Aside from the introduction of a few new gas burning power plants, the 2010 XJ benefits from a dramatic restyling that brings it more in line with the current Jaguar family.
After the Indian automaker Jaguar unveiled the new XJ sedan they have also announced that the luxury limousine will be followed up by a coupe version . Thanks to the artists at Left Lane News we have a best guess as to what the future stretched luxury coupe will look like.
The Coupe version, will carry the name supposed XJC and will mark the return of the legendary two-door Jaguar XJC luxury sports coupe that was built between 1975 and 1978. The exterior of the all new XJC will be heavily inspired by the limousine, but will feature a much more aggressive front end and possibly a lower roofline lending to the sporty nature of the new car and come at a premium over the four door flagship variety.
The 2010 XJ is the first Jaguar model to be built using Jaguar’s aerospace-inspired aluminum body technology. The vehicle will be available with a choice of new ultra-efficient Gen III classification petrol and diesel engines consisting of a 3.0 Liter diesel V6, a 5.0 Liter naturally aspirated V8 as well as the almighty 5.0 Liter supercharged 8 cylinder power plant. Almost, if not all of this wonderful technology should make it into the upcoming XJC.
Jaguar and Land Rover may have turned over new leaves with the recent launch of the new XJ and the strong showing of the Range Rover SUV , but they still couldn’t escape the reality of seeing the staggering amount of money – to the tune of $1.1 billion - they lost in 2008.
It’s a mind-numbing number that can be attributed to the global financial crisis, which has battered the auto industry. In their defense, the two manufacturers aren’t alone in reporting losses from the previous year, but it must be a bitter pill to swallow for both automakers, especially when they reported a profit of $1.05 billion in 2007.
Jaguar has unveiled a new image gallery from the XJ’s presentation in London, where our favorite late night funny man Jay Leno played the role of Master of Ceremonies and only looked better standing next to the new XJ and super model Claudia Schiffer.
The 2010 XJ is the first Jaguar model to be built using Jaguar’s aerospace-inspired aluminum body technology. The vehicle will be available with a choice of new ultra-efficient Gen III classification petrol and diesel engines consisting of a 3.0 Liter diesel V6, a 5.0 Liter naturally aspirated V8 as well as the almighty 5.0 Liter supercharged 8 cylinder power plant.
On the heels of one of the most downtrodden time in the company’s history, the launch of the new 2010 Jaguar XJ has given the struggling brand new life, as evidenced by the spike in interest the new car has received since it was launched a week ago.
Jaguar’s not the type to be jumping for joy at the strong buzz created by the 2010 XJ, but considering that the company has been hit hard by the economic crisis, this turn of fortune has is about as good a news for the British carmakers as anything they’ve ever gotten recently.
Since the car was launched, a total of 55 orders for the car have been made, with some coming from the launch itself. That, of course, doesn’t count the number of inquiries Jaguar has received about their latest model from prospective buyers.
The car is scheduled to begin production sometime in September and Jaguar is expecting the first models to be out in showrooms by the turn of the calendar.
If the fanning interest in the car is any indication, then we can expect a Jaguar renaissance to come along any time soon with the 2010 XJ leading the way. For the folks of Jaguar, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
After the now Indian automaker, Jaguar, unveiled the latest version of their luxury limousine the XJ sedan , the classic English automaker has also announced plans for a two door coupe version based on the same vehicle, in other words, a return of the legendary two-door XJC that was built between 1975 and 1978.
Rumors suggest that the Jaguar design studio is already hard at work creating sketches of the future sports car and the proposed XJC is already looking nice. The future Jaguar coupe should be styled heavily based upon the looks of the current XJ luxury limousine, but that is just speculation. However, what we do know is that the next XJC will feature a full length glass roof, a set of 21 inch rims and the new XJ’s hi-tech cabin.
The 2010 XJ sedan is the first Jaguar car to be built atop the automaker’s all-new aerospace-inspired aluminum unit body technology. The four door version will soon be available with the owner’s choice of new ultra-efficient Gen III gas and diesel burning engines ranging from a 3.0 Liter diesel V6 to a naturally aspirated 5.0 Liter V8 and a supercharged version with the same displacement. No matter which power plant is chosen, the new XJ should carry the same power and handling performance that has made all previous XJ models the automotive icons that they are recognized as today.
Jay Leno’s been out of the public spotlight ever since he relinquished his seat as host of the Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien.
The affable comedian, known for his witty wisecracks and passion for cars, returns from his public hiatus to host the launch of the all-new 2010 Jaguar XJ at what is expected to be a lavish and glamorous event at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Thursday, July 9.
Leno will be joined on the stage by Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars.
The 2010 Jaguar XJ is one of the most highly anticipated launches for 2010 and with the countdown reaching its last leg, the car Jaguar hopes can lead their brand out of its financial troubles is about to be let out of its cage. You can catch the official unveiling live on July 9, 20:30 BST at the Jaguar website.
After months of breathless anticipation, the 2010 Jaguar XJ will finally be set loose and knowing Jay Leno, he probably already has one parked in his garage.