Jaguar has officially unveiled the all-new Jaguar XJ car at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London.
The all-new Jaguar 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.
Sleek, sporting and sophisticated, the all-new Jaguar XJ brings a daring new spirit to automotive luxury - it offers a seductive mix of striking design, breathtaking performance and engineering without compromise.
An innovative new panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all-new Jaguar 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 125mm of legroom. Whichever the wheelbase, the Jaguar XJ's 520-litre boot can swallow two large suitcases side-by-side.
The all-new Jaguar 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.
To complement the all-new cabin design is a level of choice in colours, veneers and leathers not seen before in a Jaguar. Three specification levels - Luxury, Premium Luxury and Portfolio - allow the customer to tailor the car to suit their tastes. 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.
All of Jaguar's acclaimed new ultra-efficient Gen III petrol and diesel engines will be available in the Jaguar 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 470 horsepower version of the supercharged engine. Fuel economy and emissions are also outstanding, with the diesel-powered Jaguar XJ returning combined economy figures of 40.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km.
Proven Jaguar dynamic technologies are taken to new levels in the all-new Jaguar 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 create 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.
UK on-the-road price:
|Model||Standard Wheelbase||Long Wheelbase|
|XJ 3.0 V6 Diesel Luxury||£52,500||£55,500|
|XJ 3.0 V6 Diesel Premium Luxury||£55,900||£58,900|
|XJ 3.0 V6 Diesel Portfolio||£62,900||£65,900|
|XJ 5.0 n/a V8 Petrol Premium Luxury||£62,900||£65,900|
|XJ 5.0 n/a V8 Petrol Portfolio||£69,900||£72,900|
|XJ 5.0 s/c V8 Petrol Supersport||£85,000||£88,000|