At last, the 2010 Jaguar XJ was officially unveiled! Of, course, after we showed you the leaked images yesterday there is now surprise now, but let us see what this car has to offer! As you may see it from the photos, the new car shows new design lines which will extend the appeal of the XJ to a new generation of customers.
Also, this new design is accentuated by the new panoramic glass roof which enhances the feeling of light and space inside. This new vehicle will be available in standard and long wheelbase models. The long wheelbase offers and additional 125mm of legroom and 520-litre (the trunk is standard so expect this also at the normal wheelbase).
Inside, we find the usual comfort, luxury and unmistakable sporting style of a Jaguar such as chrome and piano black detailing but also veneers and leathers not seen before in a Jaguar. The vehicle offers three specification levels: luxury, premium luxury and portfolio.
Beyond this are the Supercharged and the top-of-the-range Supersport, the latter providing the ultimate expression of performance and luxury, with a specification that includes a leather roof-lining, semi-aniline leather seats and veneers with laser inlays.
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. Under the hood we find the 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 and 5.0-litre supercharged V8 also find on other Jaguar models, but also the 470 horsepower version of the supercharged engine.
The diesel-powered XJ shows new economy figures: 40.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km. 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.
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 is available to order now (dependent on market), with the first customers due to receive their cars in early 2010. Prices start at £52,500 for the standard wheelbase 3.0-litre V6 diesel luxury.