Rendered Speculation: New Jaguar XJ to get hybrid drivetrain in 2009

Jaguar is set to start a new era under new ownership next year. To celebrate they'll unwrap an all-new XJ sedan in mid-2009, a vehicle that is expected to have the brand's first hybrid power-train. The current XJ already weighs in at a surprisingly sprightly 3,726 lbs thanks to it's aluminum structure. The new car will keep an updated version of the aluminum structure to carry the new XF inspired body work. Motivating the fancy new duds will be the latest addition to the power-train lineup. Jaguar will debut its hybrid power-train in the new flagship model. A bank of ultra-capacitors will be used for electrical energy storage in combination with an electric motor backing up the 3.0L V-6. The new XJ should appear in concept form late in 2008 with production in mid-2009.
[Source: AutoExpress]

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