• Jul 13, 2009
The man behind the team that penned the new Jaguar XJ, Ian Callum, has let slip that his crews drawing instruments are again at work again, this time on an XJC. That would be a coupe version of the XJ, something not seen since 1978. In an interview with Motoring Sky during the new XJ's unveiling, Callum admitted that the English automaker hasn't just thought about it: "We've actually drawn one already, but who knows."
That's probably as solid an indication that buyers might get a crack at a coupe model as we're likely to get for some time. If the car Callum's posse draws looks anything like the rendering shown here, then we almost think it's worth buying the sedan just to be able to help Jag build the business case for the coupe.

In the interview, Callum also talks about the car's controversial blacked-out rear pillars and a series hybrid in the works. Click the link for the interview, and if you're keen on the idea of a XJC, then get your wallets out to cast your vote.

[Source: Motoring Sky]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This looks a whole lot bigger than Mercedes CL or a BMW 6 series... Might be wrong but it looks as if this will compete with a Bentley Continental GT
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a sexy full-size coupe and easily outdoes its would-be competitor the M-B CL-Class (in looks, at least, and probably in weight too).
      I can see room for this in the lineup, given that the XK competes with the SL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The XJ-S (XJS) certainly was an XJ coupe. Would love to see some flying buttresses on this car (not sure if it would look good but it might).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm a Jaguar specialist at a dealership and I have to say that I could not be more thrilled with the direction they're heading! Classy, refined, luxurious....they used to provide the quality you'd expect from them. Now they provide the quality you always wanted. It looks like the C-pillars and rear end will be the subject of some controversy, but plenty of rear ends are, like the Bangle Bimmers, Panamera, J-Lo, etc.

      Oh, and if anyone wants to throw down a deposit on one of these beauties, seek me out!...now if you'll excuse me, our first XFR just came in and I need to go acquaint myself with its performance ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I whole-heartedly agree with you. Unfortunately it's PlaneJane Black on black....elegant I suppose, it really helps the chrome shine.

        If a transporter drops off a Kyanite Blue XFR here I will have to go home to change my pants.

        It will be a similar story once the new 911 GT3 shows up, or the new E63 this fall.

        I work in a very distracting place.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hopefully it is Kyanite Blue.

        That color is pure automotive lust, especially with it's resemblance to Ecurie Ecosse blue.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the coupe is as sexy as the pic and the new XJ are, it would be a much better option than a BMW 6 series or M-B CLS. If I had the wallet space I'd help lobby for the coupe's construction.

      Heres hoping Jaguar works full steam ahead!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've long thought that the XK has become too much of an XJ-like car.

      The current XK is luxury biased, and automatic-only, and a relatively large, somewhat substatial coupe.

      It is sleek, granted, but in terms of purpose, it is more a luxury car with sporting intentions, than a well appointed sporting car.

      Replacing the current XK with an XJ coupe (think S-class and SL), might not be such a bad idea.

      THEN, moving the XK name down market, to a more purposeful sporting car, like XK-F, along side the XF, in the midst of the Z4 and Porsche Boxster/Cayman market, as a performance car, with jaguar quality componentry and design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Idk seems kind of pointless they already have the XK.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not if they market it as a softer, more luxurious coupe, with room for 5. The design looks better as a 2 door than 4 in my opinion.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well Mercedes has an SL and a CL so why not? The XJ would compete with the CL or the 6 series
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah you guys are right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The very definition of sleek.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmm, (c)rappers will have another car to make crappy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it could work. I still will never get over the C Pillar. It's been burned into my eyelids and I can't un-see it.

      an angle I did...
      http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/3705969684_6cc6fc743d_o.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not a bad rendering. Very talented. I do think this would have a market for those looking for a upscale luxury coupe in this price range.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, I think it's pretty good! And I could well see it as a hardtop convertible too!!
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