Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ

  Jaguar has been making the current XJ since 2003, but the design is an evolution from the first series of the XJ from over 40 years ago.

Similar to just about everything that’s built in production facilities these days, to say that a car plant is a busy workplace is a vast understatement. With all the people and all those machines trying to build about 50 cars per day, idle time in a car production facility is about as rare as seeing a polar bear out on the wild in the Philippines.

And to illustrate our point, Autocar recently released a video of an inside look behind the production of Jaguar ’s new flagship sedan, the 2010 XJ , which is currently being built at the company’s Castle Bromwich production facility.

Currently, Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich facility is producing about 68 XJs per day but now that the sales of the car are increasing, it is expected that the facility will eventually make about 440 vehicles on a weekly basis with a targeted release date of April at the earliest.

Source: Autocar UK

The chaps over at Autocar were given quite a treat recently after they took the liberty in test driving the all-new 2010 Jaguar XJ in all its three versions that are currently on sale in the UK.

Among the versions of the XJ they tested included the 3.0d V6, the Portfolio, and the 5.0-liter V8 Supersport. Matt Saunders of Autocar takes us through the reins and describes in rather succinct detail the merits of the new XJ, saying that the car has enough space and leg room and is heaps better than its predecessors. It’s a pretty enlightening review for anybody who seems to have caught an eye for the new Jaguar XJ.

So if you’re one of the guilty parties that are curious about Jaguar’s new flagship luxury sedan, give this video a look-see so you can know more about the new XJ.

Source: Autocar UK

It wasn’t all that long ago that Jaguar dropped the R moniker from their XJ lineup of luxury limousines and replaced it with the Vanden Plas and Super V8 series Jaguars. So there are still enough Jaguar enthusiasts out there that thirst for a next generation XJ-R . The Jaguar XJ has been completely redesigned for the 2010 model year and with the impressive makeover, the English automaker has announced that they will indeed bring back the high performance R version of the XJ much like the current XK-R and XF-R models. At the moment this is still just speculation, however the folks at Auto Gesport have taken it upon themselves to come up with this rendering of what a 2010 XJ-R might look like.

Jaguar XJ-R - will it look like this?

When it does come to market, the XJ-R would follow the same treatment as the other R models with features like larger intakes in the front bumper, meatier rubber and massive set of stoppers to bring the 500+ HP supercharged XJ to a halt from what will most certainly be incredible speeds. You can also expect a bit more lightweight carbon fiber to find its way into the new car adding an additional element of sport to the new car. When the future XJ-R does arrive in showrooms, it will compete head to head with other full size luxury sport saloons like the Audi S8 and the Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG . And with a 0 to 60 MPH sprint time of less than 5 seconds it just might give a few other dedicated sports cars a run for their money as well.

Source: Autogespot

The 2011 Jaguar XJ is scheduled for release in the US sometime in April of 2010, but it hasn’t stopped the car from already pursuing a career in entertainment as Jaguar ’s new luxury sedan is set to be prominently featured in rapper Jay-Z’s new music video, ’On to the Next One’.

Mike O’ Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, said: "JAY-Z is an icon who has blazed an unprecedented path through music, fashion, business and sports; making his video "On To The Next One" the absolutely right vehicle for the all-new 2011 Jaguar XJ to make its global entertainment industry debut."

As one of the most influential figures in the music industry today, Jay-Z sure knows how to make a splash on car enthusiasts with his music videos. Before using the 2011 Jaguar XJ for his latest work, Jay-Z has already used a Pagani Zonda , a Ferrari F430 , and a Maybach Exeloro in his previous videos so none of us should really be surprised that he chose a car like the 2011 Jaguar XJ for his latest work.

While the video is still far from a finished product, Jaguar has already inviting everyone to check out the Interactive Jaguar website in January to catch the first-look of Jay-Z’s ’On to the Next One’ video.

Press release after the jump.

The new Jaguar Xj is for sure the car of the year. And how it got all the press attention at its launch, it was a matter of time until the tuner will focus their attention on it. Arden is one of them and today they have revealed the AJ22 program.

The aerodynamic package includes: front and rear apron, side sills and rear spoiler, 4-pipe stainless steel custom muffler system, the high-performance catalytic converters of which are responsible both for the increase in power and the typical sonorous sound and 21" exclusive Arden Sportline wheels.

Press release after the jump.

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Jaguar showed off their 2010 XJ at the 2009 Miami Auto Show. Although they had already unveiled the new Jag in London with our favorite late night funny man Jay Leno and super model Claudia Schiffer to take wraps off the new cat, the new XJ was just as stunning in South Florida. This particular model was the very first of the special edition XJs built for Neiman Marcus and quite possibly put the car over the top with its wraparound wood interior and cat claw inspired rear tail lamps. The 2010 XJ is the first Jaguar model to be built using Jaguar’s aerospace-inspired aluminum body technology and will be available with a stretched wheelbase option as well as 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.

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 .

Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition

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.

Press release after the jump.

Source: Autoblog

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."

Production version will follow in 2011.

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.

2010 Jaguar XJ makes US Debut at Pebble Beach

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.”

Continue after the jump.

Source: Autoguide

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.

Press release after the jump.


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