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    This coming July the latest revolutionary Jaguar XJ will be unveiled in London preceding its opening in the latter part of 2009 with the intention of reclaiming some of its regular executive clients. The XJ was previously the natural and patriotic vehicle of choice for board directors all over corporate Britain, but has since been replaced by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. However, the XJ will attempt to open a new customer base through new styling, lightweight alloy construction, and new powerplants. Dubbed as Project X351, it started out as a simple reskin of the present XJ model, but as the project progressed its engineering became more expanded making the K351 the first Jaguar flagship to be introduced with a re-engineered body and new powerplants. In the past Jaguar did what most carmakers do - launch cars with new bodies but with old version engines for reason of lowering costs. The structure is basically new with the rear structure modified to house the XK's differential which needs a new subframe and new mounts.

    The experiences of the carmaker in reskinning and repackaging of the S-type into the XF are currently being used in the XJ. The Jaguar began with a coupe-derived rear cabin, with a low rear seat for a low-mounted rear window. The design, however, has evolved into a more functional shape which was motivated by making the rear cabin as comfortable as possible for a chauffeured executive. The XF motivated the styling although there are information coming out that the car is expected to come with a more stunning appearance. An informant within the project said that many will not be prepared for what they will see when the car comes out. The improvements also follow into the interior of the car.
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    Re: Upcoming Jaguar XJ Making its Debut

    thanks for this post
    ive seen the new Jag, too

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    Re: Upcoming Jaguar XJ Making its Debut

    A link to the original source would be helpful. I hope it's more distinctive than the XF. Every time I see an XF if I can't see the grille I really have to look closely to determine if it's a Jag or a Lexus.

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    Re: Upcoming Jaguar XJ Making its Debut

    Quote Originally Posted by mikejones126 View Post
    This coming July the latest revolutionary Jaguar XJ will be unveiled in London preceding its opening in the latter part of 2009 with the intention of reclaiming some of its regular executive clients. The XJ was previously the natural and patriotic vehicle of choice for board directors all over corporate Britain, but has since been replaced by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. However, the XJ will attempt to open a new customer base through new styling, lightweight alloy construction, and new powerplants. Dubbed as Project X351, it started out as a simple reskin of the present XJ model, but as the project progressed its engineering became more expanded making the K351 the first Jaguar flagship to be introduced with a re-engineered body and new powerplants. In the past Jaguar did what most carmakers do - launch cars with new bodies but with old version engines for reason of lowering costs. The structure is basically new with the rear structure modified to house the XK's differential which needs a new subframe and new mounts.

    The experiences of the carmaker in reskinning and repackaging of the S-type into the XF are currently being used in the XJ. The Jaguar began with a coupe-derived rear cabin, with a low rear seat for a low-mounted rear window. The design, however, has evolved into a more functional shape which was motivated by making the rear cabin as comfortable as possible for a chauffeured executive. The XF motivated the styling although there are information coming out that the car is expected to come with a more stunning appearance. An informant within the project said that many will not be prepared for what they will see when the car comes out. The improvements also follow into the interior of the car.
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    Mike since you are new to this forum let me give you some ground rules: Don't announce anything without links to Pictures or Information, it's frustration. Also don't supply links to unrelated things, it makes you look like a "Troll."

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    Re: Upcoming Jaguar XJ Making its Debut

    I thought that London's Auto Show had been cancelled . . . .

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    Re: Upcoming Jaguar XJ Making its Debut

    Quote Originally Posted by Andonis View Post
    ive seen the new Jag, too

    You have???? Spill it!!!

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    Re: Upcoming Jaguar XJ Making its Debut

    Rendered Speculation?





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    I look forward to seeing what it looks like.
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    Just heard the the XJ is going to get a hybrid powertrain. im guessing from their partnership with MB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Just heard the the XJ is going to get a hybrid powertrain. im guessing from their partnership with MB.
    Mercedes BAS Hybrid? or Mercedes 2Mode Hybrid that's derived from GM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Mercedes BAS Hybrid? or Mercedes 2Mode Hybrid that's derived with GM?
    Not sure, all the article said was electric system, but if I had to guess the same one in the new S-Class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon says View Post
    Rendered Speculation?

    More like rendered sexulation!




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    Eat your heart out, Alan Mullaly!

    If that serves for ANY indication, GM should sell every bit of real estate they still have plus Fritz Henderson's chair, and hold on to SAAB. It seems like whenever one of the Big Three is about to sell a brand, the brand gets great cars and a sudden revival.

    (ok, one counterexample - which, they say, proves a statement nonetheless, is the Talbot Tagora)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada View Post
    Eat your heart out, Alan Mullaly!

    If that serves for ANY indication, GM should sell every bit of real estate they still have plus Fritz Henderson's chair, and hold on to SAAB. It seems like whenever one of the Big Three is about to sell a brand, the brand gets great cars and a sudden revival.

    (ok, one counterexample - which, they say, proves a statement nonetheless, is the Talbot Tagora)
    Well... this was a Ford-designed product, to be fair.

    Secondly, Tata bought a financial time-bomb... explain to me how Jaguar and LR are going to pass upcoming Euro CO2 regs...
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