Next Jaguar XJ to Break With Tradition: 2010 Model to Get Noticeable Facelift

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

The next generation Jaguar XJ will break with tradition, opting for slightly more revolution, compared to the slow evolution that the model has followed until this point.

Jaguar managing director Mike O’Driscoll told staff at AutoBlog that the 2010 XJ will debut in July with sales starting almost immediately afterward.

Apparently the all-new XJ will be more all-new than ever before thanks to a redesigned exterior that will borrow design elements from the new XF. Inside the cockpit will also move into the 21st century thanks to the inclusion of the company’s “Jaguar Drive” transmission knob.

Other big changes will be made to the chassis and engine. An all aluminum architecture is expected to significantly reduce curb weight, with Jag’s new 5.0-liter V8 engine being offered initially and a supercharged 500-plus horsepower XJR variant due out the following year.

We’ll await further news on one of the most timeless vehicle designs of all time and pray the facelift befits such a noble luxury sedan.

[Source: AutoBlog]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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