• May 27, 2008
Proving that Jaguar is truly serious about dumping its staid, old man-ish image is a lone spy shot of the upcoming redesigned XJ sedan's new interior. True, Jag's bread-and-butter sedan has not seen much in the way of changes since... well, never, but we weren't sure just how far Jaguar management was willing to go for its interior redesign. As it turns out, they didn't go very far at all, as the new XJ's duds seem to closely mimic those of its little sibling, the new XF sedan. Gone is the sweeping swath of wood. In its place is a large leather-lined panel that also houses a big touchscreen, which has proven to be refreshingly easy to use in past Jaguar models.
Also making the jump from XF to XJ is the now familiar rotary gear selector called Jaguar Drive, which rises from its console-mounted position when the vehicle is started. In the XF, this is all part of the so-called "Jaguar handshake," and we'd bet that the starting procedure will stay roughly the same in the new XJ. While some may miss the old-world atmosphere with which Jaguar has soldiered on for so long, we find the new-look interior absolutely stunning in the XF. And while we're sure that it won't be exactly what we see in this spy shot, we look forward to seeing it in person in the next XJ, as well.

[Source: Car Magazine Online]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe this is not an actual production interior. I figure the new XJ will have the pop up shifter like the XF and similar navigation system, so maybe this is testing how these things will work out with the XJ. So later on they will come up with an XJ interior and implement the shifter since it is a new Jaguar trademark thing, and other Jaguar things such as the retractable vents.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wheres the bodywork pic? i wanna see what the outside looks like?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was always attracted to the XJ. Even outdated, it looks so
      handsome. But I do like the XF and it's jaw-dropping interior. XJ + XF interior = heaven.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sitting behind the wheel of the old XJ meant staring at a dashboard that looked like a melted chocolate bar that was about level with your eyebrows. Anything would have been an improvement.
        • 6 Years Ago
        huh?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The centre console on the XJ is very lumpen and very high up (the top of the dash is about the same level as the top of the steering wheel). Could have made it clearer.
        Oliver
        • 6 Years Ago
        What?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The new XF smells terrible on the inside when new. Hopefully the new XJ smells better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The J-Gate is dead! Long live the J-Gate!