• Jul 10, 2009

2010 Jaguar XJ – Click above to watch videos after the jump

It's one thing to judge the new 2010 Jaguar XJ based on official images and heavily produced videos. It's altogether something else to watch it drive by on the street and let a waft of soundwaves from the car's 5.0-liter V8 enter your ears. The blokes over at PistonHeads.com were fortunate enough to catch the new XJ out driving on the streets of London after its launch party, despite not being invited to the launch itself it seems. They got the last laugh, however, as the 400 VIPs who were at the party didn't get to see the car on the road.

Follow the jump for a few quick vids of the new 2010 Jaguar XJ just driving around the posh streets of London. More snap shots of the new XJ caught curbside can be found at PistonHeads.com, as well.



[Source: PistonHeads.com]









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      • 5 Years Ago
      Paint the C-Pillar please! Otherwise, it's gorgeous.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I do believe that is up for the customer to decide, can probably customize is as pleased.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why not a little padded vinyl a la the old Range Rover?
      Patrick
      • 5 Years Ago
      I LOVE it...i don't really think "generic" at all when i see it...the exterior really stands out and all of the lines work perfectly for me...call me crazy but i like the different color of the C-pillar too lol...interior looks great...this is Jaguar 2010!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Patrick
        Call you crazy? Sure. That C-pillar just makes me want to cry.

        Moving away from the old XJ form is a huge risk for Jaguar, but if they didn't do it at some point, they'd be building 4-door Morgans; a nice boutique car that maybe 1,000 people actually take seriously.

        I like the shape, and the detailing. It's a graceful, athletic car. So what exactly prompted the designers to paste those awful...THINGS on? Are they supposed to evoke some kind of wrap-around greenhouse? Were they really that nostalgic for the Ford Scorpio? The trouble is, they don't even do THAT very well; they just sort of spread the back window wider for no discernable design purpose.

        I like novelty. Really. I can even squint real hard at an Aztek and SORT of get what Pontiac was trying to do, but this just stuns me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh on the Hyundai rear end and silly C-pillars. The inside looks like a spiffed-up Miata interior sitting in a wooden washtub.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Have there been any quotes from the designers regarding their thinking to paint the C pillar black? I'd like to know their reasoning from an aesthetic point of view. I'm sure it has something to do with giving the car a wider look from back. To me, it isn't that well executed and almost looks like an afterthought.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A giant Hyundai Azera on overall shape, with a Jaguar XF front-end and a Citroen C4 Pallas rear-end.

      Too much generic for a Jaguar, even an Indian Jaguar.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You seriously don´t know what you´re talking about.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Love it how someone always has to stand up and be the idiot by bringing in the "Indian" reference.

        Just like the Kuwaiti Austin Martin, no one would buy that because it's Kuwaiti.

        Just like the Malaysian Lotus, no one would buy that because it's Malaysian.

        Again...you're an idiot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously, you have no clue what you're talking about. Jaguar's parent company is Indian. Jaguar isn't. When you grow up, you may even learn something about the domicile of companies in a group structure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      a Maserati Granturismo ugly clone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the front end looks awkward because the grille is too big and sticks out too far. The C pillar is the worst styling trick of the year. The design has a lot going for it and could be fixed, but at this point, its a definite meh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW. I am speechless. Best looking car, inside and out, that I've seen in a while. Jaguar just went from my least favorite - I would never be seen in one - car company to creating a car that is without a doubt my aspirational goal and quite possible the first car I might purchase in this price class. I love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Doesn't look like a Jag. Looks like a Kia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Need to get your eyes checked if you think it looks like a Kia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just curious, which Kia you referring to?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The dual LCD screen technology is crazy. That's going to change alot of things not only in the car industry.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Huh? What dual screen technology?
        • 5 Years Ago
        You know they've had that tech on monitors for a year or so right? It's nothing new.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This fresh new Jag design is rather sexy i must say. Time will show what customers say when we get some sales figures.

      I have been a tad sceptical about the future of Jag when it passed on to Indian owners, but i must say that i feel confident in new Jag after seeing XJ. Hardcore fans of classic shapes and design will probably oppose, but i think this is a step in right direction. Can't wait to see XJR!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seems weird having it as the replacement to the old XJ, i would've thought this would have been a new XF or something. The old XJ is fantastic, shame to see it go but this replacement is hardly bad at all.

      Dont know if its just the video but the Alloys look slick too in that you dont see much movement when the car moves.
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