REVEALED TODAY - THE ALL NEW 2010 JAGUAR XJThe All New XJ brings a bold and daring new spirit to automotive luxury MAHWAH, N.J., JÚLY 9, 2009
– Jaguar proudly revealed the all new 2010 Jaguar XJ today in London. The iconic XJ offers a seductive mix of striking design and robust performance made possible by Jaguar's aerospace-inspired light weight aluminum body technology. The all new Jaguar XJ will go on sale in December 2009, wîth a starting price of $72,500 MSRP. It is available to order today for delivery in early 2010.
Building on the success of the XK and XF, the new XJ is the third step in the revitalization of the Jaguar brand and redefines the world's perception of a large sports sedan. (concept carz) The new XJ will be available in both standard and long wheelbase models. The long wheelbase offers an even more sumptuous and refined environment for rear-seat passengers wîth an additional five inches of legroom while the XJ's trunk features power opening and closing for convenient access to the 15.2 cu. ft. storage space (with standard alloy space saver spare wheel).
The all new Jaguar XJ brings new standards of sustainability to the luxury vehicle §egmènt. Its lightweight aluminum structure makes it at least 300 lbs. lighter over steel body construction, and is made wîth 50 percent recycled material allowing the XJ to minimize its carbon footprint and create a potential savings of three tons of CO2 per vehicle, compared to a body shell made entirely of new aluminum. These aerospace-inspired aluminum body technologies also provide benefits to performance, handling and fuel economy, while delivering increased strength, refinement and safety.
'The launch of the all new Jaguar XJ marks a major milestone for Jaguar in North America, which is expected to be the world's largest Jaguar XJ market,' says Gary Temple, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America. 'The debut of our ultimate four-door flagship follows recent recognition for exceptional dependability and clearly demonstrates our commitment to producing the finest cars in the world – fast, beautiful cars that offer luxury, performance and first-rate quality.'
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Power: 385 hp
Torque: 380 ft-lbs
Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 470 hp
Torque: 424 ft-lbs
Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 510 hp
Torque: 461 ft-lbs
The first impression of the all new XJ is its visual assertiveness. The XJ's sleek lines are complemented by a taut waistline, which further accentuates the impression of length and elegance, and creates a natural tension as it fades from the front arch into the middle section of the car before reappearing as a strong haunch towards the rear.
The New XJ offers a modern reinterpretation of a number of key XJ design cues while maintaining the highest standards of personal luxury. This is evident in how the strong, muscular lower half of the car contrasts wîth the slim and graceful quality of the roofline
– a nod to the original 1968 XJ sedan. (concept carz)
A standard panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all new XJ's design, enabling the car to have a lower, more streamlined roofline, while dramatically enhancing the feeling of light and space inside. The LED light clusters wrap stylishly over the rear fenders, and feature three dramatic red vertical strips while the elongated teardrop shape of the side windows establishes the car's silhouette. The rear of the all new XJ is notable for its pure, sculpted shape. With a conscious absence of ornamentation, the rear features only a single leaping Jaguar.
The face of the all new 2010 XJ is confident, wîth a wide front track and short overhang contributing to the finely judged proportions. The nose of the car follows Jaguar's new design language wîth a bold and assertive treatment – the powerful mesh grille and slim xenon headlights create a strong road presence while the wrap-around rear screen reduces the visual weight of the pillars and gives the impression of an exotic 'floating' roof.
'The new XJ is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the quintessential Jaguar,' says Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars. '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.'
The sleek design and refined luxury is continued inside the all new XJ by mixing newly advanced technologies and contemporary design to create an environment more akin to a state-of-the-art living space than a car cabin. The overriding impression from the interior is a sense of personal space that is enhanced by the clean, simple form of the leather-wrapped instrument panel sitting low across the vehicle. At the center of the instrument panel is an analog clock wîth individual chrome chaplets, a spun metal face and iridescent blue background; a look inspired by luxury watches.
The all new XJ's cabin is a marvel in its own right, blending elegant, contemporary design wîth 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. To further complement the cabin design is a level of choice in colors, veneers and leathers not seen before in a Jaguar. Four specification levels – XJ, XJL, Supercharged and Supersport – allow the customer to tailor the car to suit their tastes. The top-of-the-range Supersport provides the ultimate expression of performance and luxury, wîth a specification that includes a leather headlining, semi-aniline leather seats and veneers wîth laser inlays.
Stunning, 12.3-inch high-definition Virtual InstrumentsTM complement an innovative 8-inch Touch-screen that displays vehicle functions ranging from audio and video to navigation and climate control. Premium surround sound options include the top-of-the-range 1200W Bowers & Wilkins system, which is standard on the Supercharged and Supersport models. 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's beauty is much more than skin-deep. All engines transmit power through an enhanced version of Jaguar's acclaimed electronically controlled, six-speed automatic transmission which has a fully-adaptive shift system that delivers extremely smooth gear changes and works to balance performance and economy.
With the XJ, Jaguar has built upon its leading quality performance using the latest virtual product technologies. These 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 (on Supercharged and Supersport) and quick-ratio power §teering deliver the blend of responsive, dynamic handling and a refined, supple ride expected from a Jaguar.
The new XJ will be available in the ÚS wîth a choice of three engines – a 5.0 liter 385hp naturally aspirated V8, 5.0 liter 470hp supercharged V8 and a 5.0 liter 510hp supercharged V8. In naturally-aspirated form, the XJ develops 380 lb.-ft. of torque. The supercharged versions develop 424 lb.-ft. and 461 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively. All three engines combine deft performance, unparalleled character, peerless pedigree, and have a classic Jaguar blend of strength and precision.
The all new 2010 Jaguar XJ delivers a driving experience that is just as memorable as the car's sleek and alluring appearance, combining responsive, sporting dynamics wîth the luxurious drive expected from a Jaguar. All New Jaguar XJ At-A-Glance
• As the company's ultimate four-door flagship, the all new XJ extends the appeal of the legendary XJ line to a new generation of customers.
• The all new XJ will be available in the ÚS wîth a choice of three engines – a 5.0 liter 385hp naturally aspirated V8, 5.0 liter 470hp supercharged V8 and a 5.0 liter 510hp supercharged V8. In naturally-aspirated form, the XJ develops 380 lb. ft. of torque. The supercharged versions develop 424 lb. ft. and 461 lb. ft. of torque, respectively.
• The new XJ features both standard and long wheelbase models. The long wheelbase offers an even more sumptuous and refined environment for rear-seat passengers wîth an additional five inches of legroom while the XJ's trunk features power opening and closing for convenient access to the 15.2 cu. ft. storage space (with standard alloy space saver spare wheel).
• The new Jaguar XJ is constructed using Jaguar's aerospace-inspired aluminum body technology, which makes the XJ at least 300 lbs. lighter over steel body construction; providing benefits to performance, handling and fuel economy, while delivering increased strength, refinement and safety.
• Key driver aids on the new XJ include Adaptive Dynamics (continuously variable damping), Active Differential Control (available only on Supercharged and Supersport), and Sequential Shift System for manual gear selection, wîth shift paddles mounted behind the §teering wheel and quick-ratio power §teering.
• The new XJ comes standard wîth a CD/DVD player, HD radio, and a SIRIÚS™ satellite radio receiver. In addition, the Media Hub provides flexible connectivity through two ÚSB ports, Bluetooth® audio streaming and an auxiliary input, which allow the user to connect wîth iPods®, iPhones™, laptops and Blackberrys®.
• A 12.3-inch high-definition screen, which uses sophisticated – and beautifully detailed – Virtual InstrumentsTM, provides all of the functions performed by traditional dials.
• A panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all new XJ's design, enabling the car to have a lower, more streamlined roofline, while dramatically enhancing the feeling of light and space inside.
• The all new Jaguar XJ can be ordered today for delivery in early 2010 and will go on sale in December 2009, wîth a starting price of $72,500 MSRP.The All New XJ Model Line Will Include:
• 5.0-liter naturally aspirated XJ and XJL (385hp) wîth a $72,500 and 79,500 MSRP, respectively
• 5.0-liter XJ and XJL Supercharged (470hp) wîth a $87,500 and $90,500 MSRP, respectively
• 5.0-liter XJ and XJL Supersport (510hp) wîth a $110,000 and $113,000 MSRP, respectively
Editor's note: All prices include an $850 destination and delivery charge. Tax, title, and registration fees not included.Source - Jaguar
JAGUAR XJ WINS WHAT CAR? LUXURY CAR GREEN AWARD
Jaguar has won the Luxury Car category in this year's What Car? Green Awards wîth its XJ 3.0 Diesel V6 Luxury model wîth the judges saying it is the best green luxury car money can buy.
The verdict of the What Car? judges was: 'In a class dominated by understated design, the Jaguar XJ's styling takes your breath away. It's powerful yet athletic, imposing yet sleek. No other luxury car gets as much attention for the way it looks. You'll enjoy driving the XJ an awful lot more than most of its competition, too. The Jaguar XJ is stunning, in every sense of the word.'
The all-new XJ's beauty is much more than skin-deep. The XJ benefits from the most advanced, powerful and efficient Jaguar powertrains ever and is constructed using Jaguar's aerospace-inspired aluminium body technology, which makes the XJ lighter than its rivals by at least 150kg. These technologies significantly improve performance, handling and economy, while delivering increased strength, refinement and safety.
What Car? editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said: 'British designed and built, the Jaguar is equipped wîth an efficient, high-tech diesel engine which in a comparatively light car makes for some spectacular emissions figures: CO2 is just 184g/km, while NOx is an equally impressive 0.142g/km.
'Of course, there's more to these figures than their environmental impact. That low CO2 return means you'll pay company car tax at just 28 per cent of the Jaguar's price, so you'll pay less to the taxman than you would if you drove most of the XJ's rivals.
'Look no further if you want a luxury car that's as good for the driver as it is for the environment.'
What Car? considered a range of environmental factors, not just CO2 and other pollutants to choose their winners. The best green cars score highly on other important buying considerations, too – from space and practicality to buying and running costs as well as being great fun to drive and to be in.
The all-new XJ takes a new approach to sustainable motoring, wîth its lightweight aluminium body structure and advanced powertrains. Jaguar has developed its approach to sustainability by focusing on the ‘lifecycle' of a vehicle; a more stringent approach to sustainability than standalone measures like fuel consumption or CO2 emissions.
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar ÚK said: 'Environmental considerations are increasingly important to car buyers. By taking a lifecycle approach to the new XJ we have minimised the amount of materials used, we use recycled material and low-energy manufacturing processes, as well as making the vehicle easy to recycle at the end of its life.'
Jaguar's aluminium architecture is a significant contributor to the green credentials of the new XJ. It uses around 50 percent recycled material in the body, and plans are in place to increase that figure to 75 percent. This alone creates a saving of three tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, compared to a bodyshell made from new aluminium.
Geoff Cousins added: 'This accolade from What Car? demonstrates that we have successfully created a green car without compromising the quality, luxury and sports car-like drive that our customers want to enjoy in their Jaguar. This all helps make the Jaguar XJ more desirable which boosts residual values - experts already predict that the new Jaguar XJ will have class-leading residual values; better than Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz over the next three years.
'Sales of the new Jaguar XJ, which arrived in dealers at the end of May, have helped Jaguar to a great sales result for the first half of 2010, along wîth a strong performance for XF and XK. In its first full month on sale, the XJ has taken the market lead outselling the Mercedes S Class and BMW 7-Series.'
Equipped wîth the 3.0-litre AJ-V6D turbodiesel, the XJ delivers an impressive combined economy figure of 40.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km. The new XJ is priced from £53,900. For more information go to www.jaguar.co.uk.Source - Jaguar
JAGUAR XJ NAMED BUSINESS CAR LUXURY CAR OF THE YEAR
25th January 2011, Gaydon – The Jaguar XJ has been crowned ‘Best Luxury Car' by readers of BusinessCar magazine.
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar ÚK commented: 'As the BusinessCar Awards are decided solely by the readers of the magazine and website, it means the Jaguar XJ is a proven hit in the ÚK business market. Sales show it achieved §egmènt leadership despite only going on sale in May 2010 and we're delighted to add this award to its credentials.
'The XJ is our latest model and has brought a bold new approach to the luxury car market in the ÚK wîth its distinctive design, generous accommodation, exceptional performance and strong economy credentials.'
BusinessCar's Editor Paul Barker added: 'The stunning new Jaguar XJ is already proving its worth and appeal in the corporate marketplace, and deservedly takes the BusinessCar Award in what's a very competitive sector.
'Jaguar's targeted approach wîth the new car in the business car market is obviously paying off, as this reader-voted award proves.'
The all-new XJ completed the revitalized Jaguar product range in 2010. It is a landmark, flagship executive car and has already received more than 20 international honours including 'Luxury Car of the Year' from Top Gear (ÚK), 'Best Luxury Car' from China's Auto News, 'Annual Limousine King' from Quattroroute (Italy), Automobile Magazine's '2011 Design of the Year' and 'Best Executive Sedan' at the Bloomberg Awards (ÚS).
The new XJ is priced from £55,500.Source - Jaguar