It seems that until July 9, Jaguar decided to tease the living daylights out of us with details about their next generation XJ. This time it is is all about driving dynamics. The engine lineup for the new car consists of the new 5.0 Liter V8 as the main gasoline burning engine available, with the 503 HP supercharged version toping the lineup with the XJR. There will also be a 3.0 Liter twin-turbo diesel V6 making 237 HP while returning as much as 40 MPG, but that engine has not been confirmed for the North America market just yet. Check out the video to see what we are talking about.
Jaguar will unveil the new generation XJ luxury sedan on July 9. But before we’ll see the final product, the company keeps teasing us with one more video, this time talking about the sedan’s aluminum body shell.
Jaguar promised to unveil a totally redesigned model in 2009, taking design cues taken from the latest XF-C Concept and the current XF super sedan . Even if the next generation XJ sedan will keep the car’s aluminum platform, everything on the exterior will be changed. As the Indian automaker prepares for its upcoming launch less than a month away in July one thing is for certain. Wherever a future super car is testing, spy photographers are never too far behind!
The now Indian automaker, Jaguar has officially announced that the next generation Jaguar XJ will keep the current 510 HP supercharged V8 from the R models, when it is unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This is a relief for all the Jaguar fans who feared a greener future with a little less horse power from the classic well handling British luxury limousine.
Next to the high performance powerhouse, Jaguar will also offer a wide range of internal combustion engines; mostly borrowed from the current XF and XK models. The majority of the piston pumpers will be gasoline powered with the entry-level model only having six of them. Don’t fret alternatively fueled junkies; there will also be a diesel powered unit.
The top of the line XJ will get the same 5.0 Liter V8 engine found in the current XFR sport sedan and two door XKR . There hasn’t been an XJR since the Vanden Plas trim was added, so this boosted XJ will wear an SV8 badge. However, there is talk of bringing back a 550 HP R version, but not anytime soon.
The now Indian automaker, Jaguar, has just revealed a new teaser for their upcoming 2010 XJ luxury sedan. In this one Matt Jones explains the sound system. The new model will make its world debut in July ! Stay tuned!
The next generation Jaguar XJ luxury limousine will be a much more aggressive vehicle than its predecessor. The automaker will unveil their new XJ on July 9th of this year. Codenamed X351, the new sedan is a "fresh break for Jaguar," with headlamps inspired by the C-XF concept car, a full glass roof and a particularly interesting rear post treatment.
The future Jaguar XJ will use aluminum as its primary building material, with an aim at keeping the weight below 3,800 pounds. The engine lineup for the next XJ will include a 3.0 Liter V6 making 235 HP, a 5.0 Liter V8 pumping out 380 HP and a top of the line 5.0 Liter supercharged V8 making 503 HP. For alternatively fueled conscious individuals, Jaguar will offer a 3.0 Liter turbo diesel V6 making 237 HP and 271 lb-ft of torque.
So far, the Indian automaker hasn’t said anything about a high performance XJR version just yet. So for now, Mercedes Benz’s performance brand, AMG, can breath easy, but if Jaguar ever does decide to go all out on an XJ, you can bet that Top Speed will be in line for a test drive.
The man responsible for the appearance of the modern Aston Martin and Jaguar, Ian Callum is offering a short interview about the next Jaguar XJ luxury sedan . Among other things, Callum said that the new XJ is like nothing seen before, and that the design team “took 30 years of learning and put it into something that is very complete”. Have a look and judge for yourself.
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:
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.