Wednesday, February 28, 2007

2008 Jaguar XJ debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

2008 Jaguar XJ 2008 Jaguar XJ The biggest change is at the front end, where a new grille features an enlarged version of the Jaguar “growler” badge – the roaring Jaguar face. The grille extends into the lower half of the bumper. This is not the grille that will be used on the Jaguar XF, the S-type replacement, however. That car will get a brand new grille that will feature on all new Jaguar saloons.
Other exterior changes include the wing-mounted vents, similar to the
Jaguar XK’s, lower sill covers and a reworked rear end incorporating new bumper designs and a subtle lip spoiler on the boot lid. New door mirrors now carry an integrated indicator.
Inside, the
Jaguar XJ’s rear legroom has been increased by redesigning the seat backs and cushions, and heated front seats are now standard across the range. The front seats themselves have been reworked as well.
However, reports that the
Jaguar XJ will share its future engine lineup with the upcoming Jaguar XF sedan. We've learned already that the Jaguar XF will feature an intriguing engine lineup that includes a base 4.2L V8, a supercharged 4.2L V8 producing 420 hp and a supercharged 5.0L V8 producing around 500 hp in the range-topping R-badged models.
Prices go up for the 2008 model year – the range starts at £43,540 for the 3.0-litre petrol Executive, an increase of £500. The range-topping XJR goes up by £600 to £60,150.

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