New Jaguar XJ unveiled in England
Expect to see the new Jaguar XJ, locally, in March 2010.
12th July, 2009
Jaguar Cars has officially unveiled the all-new XJ in
Jaguar Cars Managing Director, Mike O'Driscoll, commented: "These are truly exciting times for us
at Jaguar. The new XJ is truly beautiful, exhilarating to drive, and with its bold, enlightened approach
to design, it meets the challenges of our fast-changing world. It reimagines the ultimate sporting
Sleek, sporting and sophisticated, the all-new Jaguar XJ brings a daring new spirit to automotive
luxury - it offers a mix of striking design, breathtaking performance and engineering without
Building on the success of the new XK and XF models, the introduction of the all-new Jaguar XJ is a
'landmark' for the revitalised, Indian owned, British brand. Clearly positioned as the company's
four-door flagship, it extends the appeal of the XJ to a new generation of customers.
"The new XJ is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the quintessential Jaguar. Its visual impact
stems from the elongated teardrop shape of the car's side windows, that powerful stance and its wide
track. It is the most emphatic statement yet of Jaguar's new design direction", said Ian Callum,
Design Director, Jaguar Cars.
An innovative new panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all-new XJ's design concept,
enabling the car to have a lower, more streamlined roofline, while dramatically enhancing the feeling
of light and space inside.
Standard- and long-wheelbase models are available from launch. The long-wheelbase offers an even
more sumptuous and refined environment for rear-seat passengers with an additional 125 mm of legroom.
Whichever the wheelbase, the XJ's 520-litre boot can swallow two large suitcases side-by-side.
The all-new XJ's cabin is a marvel in its own right, blending elegant, contemporary design with the
comfort, luxury and unmistakable sporting style of a Jaguar. Chrome and piano black detailing provide
an eye-catching contrast to the beautifully-crafted leather and veneer surfaces.
All of Jaguar's acclaimed new ultra-efficient Gen III petrol and diesel engines will be available
in the XJ. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 and 5.0-litre supercharged V8 have
already proved their breadth of ability, and they are joined by a 346 kW version of the supercharged
engine. Emissions are outstanding, with the diesel powered XJ returning CO2 emissions of just 184 g/km
Proven Jaguar dynamic technologies are taken to new levels in the all-new XJ. Features such as air
suspension, Adaptive Dynamics (continuously variable damping), Active Differential Control and
quick-ratio power steering deliver the blend of responsive, dynamic handling and refined, supple ride
expected from a Jaguar.
Inside the car, advanced new technologies have allowed Jaguar's designers to provide an environment
more akin to a state-of-the-art living space than a simple car cabin.
Stunning, 12.3-inch high-definition Virtual Instruments complement an innovative, Dual-View
technology 8-inch Touch-screen that can project DVD movies or television programmes to the passenger
while the driver views vehicle functions or follows satellite navigation.
Premium surround sound options include the top-of-the-range 1200W Bowers & Wilkins system, which
is comparable in audio quality to the best in-home entertainment.
Advanced infotainment features also include hard drive-based audio and navigation systems, and
comprehensive connectivity for portable audio and video devices via the powerful Media Hub.
The all-new XJ also takes a new approach to sustainable motoring. Constructed using Jaguar's
aerospace-inspired aluminium body technology, the XJ is lighter than its rivals by at least 150 kg
which significantly improves performance, handling and economy, while delivering increased strength,
refinement and safety.
The lightweight aluminium structure - with 50 per cent recycled material - underpinned by a lifecycle
approach to vehicle design and manufacture, enables the new XJ to minimise its carbon footprint. This
alone provides a potential saving of three tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, compared to a bodyshell made from
The new Jaguar XF goes on sale in Australia in March 2010.