A week ago, we heard that Jaguar was going to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain (or extended range electric setup, if that's your name of choice) version to the 2011 XJ. Before that happens, though, Jaguar will be releasing standard powertrain versions of the all-new XJ in July and the company has just released a teaser shot of this car that shows off the panoramic glass roof. This year's XJ will use what Jaguar calls the "ultra-efficient Gen III petrol" engine; a V6 diesel will also be available. The XJ will also be the first Jaguar to use an aluminum body architecture. If you like the look but don't want to wait for the plug, Jaguar will take your order starting July 9 when the vehicle will be unveiled in London; deliveries will start in some markets at the end of 2009. That's also when the full powertrain and price will be announced.

[Source: Jaguar]



PRESS RELEASE:

FIRST SIGHT OF JAGUAR'S ALL-NEW XJ

An all-new Jaguar XJ will make its public debut this July – and today saw the preview and release of first information on this breathtaking new Jaguar.

Speaking at Auto Shanghai 2009, Jaguar Cars Managing Director, Mike O'Driscoll confirmed that:

* The all-new XJ will go on sale at the end of 2009 – but will officially be revealed on July 9th in London.
* The all-new XJ is the first car to feature the next-generation of Jaguar's aerospace-inspired aluminium body architecture.
* All of Jaguar's new ultra-efficient Gen III petrol and diesel engines will be available in the new XJ, including the already acclaimed V6 diesel and 510 bhp supercharged V8.
* There will be a choice of standard or long wheelbase models.
* The all-new XJ will introduce the highest standards of personal luxury and specification, including a panoramic glass roof.

Full details of the all-new XJ including prices will be revealed on July 9th and orders for delivery in early 2010 will be taken from this time.

Dependent on market, the all-new XJ will be in dealerships from the end of this year. To register interest ahead of that time, customers should access www.jaguar.com/allnewxj.


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