• Feb 4, 2009
With the new XF garnering all the attention, a new 510 horsepower XKR ripping up the streets and a new sportscar – of some sort or another – reportedly on the way, it'd be all too easy to forget about Jaguar's flagship XJ sedan. The range-topper still carries the same basic retro styling theme as it has since before Ford took over, but now that Tata's moved in upstairs, the XJ is due for an overhaul.
Although it's hard to tell much from the spy shots, you can bet Jag design chief Ian Callum has a more aggressive, edgier styling similar to the XF on tap for us.

Expect Jaguar's latest generation of V8s, in normally-aspirated and supercharged form to provide motivation as the big cat gets bigger to take another pounce at the likes of the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class. The new XJ is anticipated to debut later this year – Frankfurt would be a good bet – before it hits the streets for 2010. Follow the link to see the disguised test mule both still images and on video.

[Source: CAR]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      so far from what ive seen, this car looks gorgeous. I just pray this isnt some four door coupe with a tiny backseat. I hope its a full size cause if it is, it would be the most beautiful out of all full size luxury sedans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope they don't mess with the classic lines too much. From the looks of these pics they did.
      The XF is nice car, kind of just like a Lexus, but with a little bit of a soul. If they take the Lexus route with the new XJ, they are putting it into an even bigger pool of competition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's too much camouflage for me to make a decision. I'll reserve final judgment until I see official pictures.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jaguar is one company that has really impressed me as of late. Their designs are beautiful, their interiors are just as beautiful, their engines put out good power and torque numbers, and their prices are somewhat reasonable. It seems like they've really come a long way in the past few years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      But the XJ project was started long before the Tata sale was complete. This has nothing to do with Tata telling Jaguar to become modern. This is Jaguar telling Jaguar it needs to move into the 21st century.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jag, please don't ruin the XJ. The XF is a nice car - if you want a Lexus, but the XJ is unmistakably a Jag.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It does look properly large. It will have to be at least as good in its class as the XF was in its respective class.

      If it can drive as lithe as the current model or quite close but pack the room, style, and technology of its competitors, Jag will a force in this class. And thankfully they aren't going to recycle the same old tired engines AGAIN.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Front overhang looks huge. Why make a RWD car resemble a FWD one?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the tail lights. And the second picture when the guy is looking at the camera. But over all its ugly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        thats not the production car
      • 5 Years Ago
      C'mon AB, you are supposed to be car-guys. You don't really believe Tata has made the overhaul...?