Jaguar has recently started a re-positioning of
the brand and the new Jaguar XJ is so far the most daring demonstration of the
re-positioning of Jaguar. With its modern and fluid lines, it looks more sporty
and more advanced than its predecessors, The Jaguar XJ is a good combination of
performance, high-tech and beautiful design.
The XJ models are available with both standard and long wheelbases. The latest version offers backseat passengers more freedom of movement and comfort, as there is for them more space for the legs. The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 137 gallons/520 liter, so two large suitcases fit easily into this car.
The bodywork of the car is made of aluminum which makes the XJ at least 330 pounds / 150 kilograms lighter than its competitors in the same category. Because of the aluminum contruction its running gear is astonishingly light,which gives it handling to rival the sportiest cars in the segment. The standard version of the car comes with 385-horsepower V8, but an optional supercharged version offers more horsepower.
The interior of new XJ is state-of-the-art and features innovative, all-LCD dashboard and console displays. The modern interior design has elegant, rounded shapes. The finish in chrome and black creates beautiful contrasts with the handcrafted wood. Furthermore, the interior can be entirely adjusted to your liking.
All the factors above deliver a remarkable and pleasant driving experience. The price range for the Jaguar XJ goes from $72,500 for the base model to over $115,000 fully equipped.
However, it still needs to be seen if Jaguar's restyling will give the brand the image change they need to survive in the highly competitive automobile-market. The Jaguar XJ seems to be a step into the right direction.