Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th July 2009, 13:48   #16
BHPian
 
Dante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nasik
Posts: 374
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Thats one good looking jaguar! Beautiful.

Guys have you noticed in the second picture, the headlight part looks very similar to BMW Z4, doesn't it? IMO.
Dante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2009, 13:52   #17
BHPian
 
?ushk@r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Posts: 293
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Oolala! that's a beauty
?ushk@r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2009, 14:02   #18
BHPian
 
kurmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 87
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

This is indeed a beautifully designed car. Looks very elegant. BUT to my mind (and i may just be old-fashioned), it has lost that "something" in the design element of the earlier jag XJs. Those were classically beautiful cars. Maybe this is one of those designs that takes some time to grow on you (for me at least).
kurmist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2009, 20:26   #19
Distinguished - BHPian
 
FlyingSpur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3,937
Thanked: 1,331 Times
Default

Isn't the rear a little wierd?
FlyingSpur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2009, 23:18   #20
BHPian
 
mustang89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: new delhi
Posts: 348
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by extreme_torque View Post
Dont you think Jaguar would have given it a thought... come on!

The car looks utterly beautiful!
ya i know that bro,was just sharing what i felt like.
mustang89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 00:01   #21
BHPian
 
KRf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NCR / BLR
Posts: 339
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Killer ! That is brilliant work Mr Callum . The looks are terrific . Of course it wont challenge the S, 7 , A8 soon but it could / would or should sell much more than the current XJ . Could it challenge the Quatropprte Masa ? I actually think Yes !
Put a V12 Jag ! Its time to start hunting for prey!
Jag should be back. It deserves to .
KRf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 08:20   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
hanmust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calicut
Posts: 2,479
Thanked: 96 Times
Default

Official Footages:








Last edited by hanmust : 10th July 2009 at 08:36.
hanmust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 08:21   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
hanmust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calicut
Posts: 2,479
Thanked: 96 Times
Default

Official Press Release:

As promised the all-new Jaguar XJ has been unveiled during an exclusive event at the Saatchi Gallery in London this evening. Jaguar Cars Managing Director Mike O'Driscoll was the key speaker at the event while talk show host and car nut Jay Leno was the host. The list of VIP guests included celebrities, business leaders and other public figures.

Jaguar anticipates that the super luxury British sedan will infuse a daring new spirit in its segment, thanks to a bold new design direction, good performance and a high standard of engineering excellence.

"The new XJ is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the quintessential Jaguar," said Ian Callum, Design Director and the man who penned the XF as well. "Its visual impact stems from the elongated teardrop shape of the car's side windows, that powerful stance and its wide track. It is the most emphatic statement yet of Jaguar's new design direction."

A standout exterior feature is the panoramic glass roof that not only creates extra interior light but also gives the XJ a lower roofline. Jaguar says it will offer both the standard car and the long-wheel-base version right from the get go. The latter is 125mm longer but both versions have a boot as big as 520 litres in volume.

Aerospace-inspired aluminium body architecture was used in constructing the XJ, making it lighter (by at least 150kg) than its competitors. That of course improves performance and fuel consumption. The aluminium solution will allow Jaguar to better its carbon footprint because it has 50 percent recyclable material and is potentially able to save up to three tonnes of C02 gases per car.

Some driving comfort technologies utilised include the Adaptive Dynamics - which is continuously variable damping - an air suspension system, and active differential control.

The interior space features chrome and piano black detailing, leather and veneer surfaces, and other niceties depending on whether customers choose the Luxury, Premium Luxury, Portfolio, Supercharged or the range-topping Supersport models.

The gadgets and comfort creatures list has things like an 8-inch touch screen for playing DVD movies, a 1200W Bowers & Wilkins sound system and the Media Hub.

The Gen III petrol and turbo diesel engines make their way into the XJ. These are the 3.0-litre V6 diesel which has a base price of £52,500, the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 with 385hp (283kW), the 5.0-litre V8 supercharged making 510hp (375kW) and a new 470hp (346kW) version of the supercharged V8. Jaguar's official combined economy figure for the diesel is 40.1 mpg and its C02 emissions figure is 184g/km. The rear wheels are driven through a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

Orders have been opened for the XJ and deliveries will begin in early 2010.
For UK pricing and full details see 12 page press release below.

Source: Jaguar
hanmust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 09:54   #24
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,881
Thanked: 9,692 Times
Default

Watch the launch hosted by Jay Leno here, the passion from the heart comes out

I woke up to watch this
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 10:40   #25
BHPian
 
Rotorhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 933
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Thats one hot looking Jag. Hope to see these on indian roads soon and giving the BMW's and mercs a run for their money.
Rotorhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 18:58   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
AyAn!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durgapur/Calcutta/Pune
Posts: 2,167
Thanked: 850 Times
Default

blacked out rear pillars doesn't gel well with the design..Looks more like an afterthought. And the rear resembles the Lexus SC430. All that apart this is one stunner.Way to go Jag.
AyAn! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 19:14   #27
Senior - BHPian
 
n_aditya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 5,206
Thanked: 2,742 Times
Default

Looks pretty good with a very generous amount of aerodynamic styling.

Is it just me or do the tail lights have a striking resemblance to the ones on the maybach.
n_aditya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 22:49   #28
nbr
BHPian
 
nbr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: MANGALORE/BALEHONNUR/DUBAI
Posts: 438
Thanked: 47 Times
Thumbs up rears looks inspired

Quote:
Originally Posted by n_aditya View Post
Looks pretty good with a very generous amount of aerodynamic styling.

Is it just me or do the tail lights have a striking resemblance to the ones on the maybach.

The rear lights looks like inspired by the Lancia
Attached Images
 
nbr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2009, 23:05   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
theragingbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,602
Thanked: 611 Times
Default

The front is nothing but that of the Jaguar C-XF concept. Have a look...
Attached Thumbnails
2010 Jaguar XJ Photos-2007jaguarcxfconceptfrontangle1024x768.jpg  


Last edited by theragingbull : 10th July 2009 at 23:06.
theragingbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th July 2009, 12:00   #30
BHPian
 
Raja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 414
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

Here is a preview of the technology in the car, especially the sound system:
2009 Jaguar XJ Preview - TrustedReviews - TrustedReviews

Mods: Can we have 'Leaked' removed from the title as the car is official know?
Raja is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exclusive Pictures: 2010 Jaguar XJ v10 Super-Cars & Imports in India 171 21st June 2012 14:22
Photos - a very short trip to Kerala - 22-24th Jul 2010 Bigzero Travelogues 54 20th August 2010 05:05
Nissan Qazana (2010): new spy photos classiccars The International Automotive Scene 2 29th January 2010 09:04
Jaguar and Land Rover at the Auto Expo 2010 tsk1979 The Indian Car Scene 43 19th January 2010 18:34
2010 Mazda 3 or 2010 Civic EX? sids911 Sedans 12 2nd January 2010 00:35


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:46.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks