2010 Jaguar XJ: All New, No More Retro

The current XJ, on sale since 42 AD, is a bloated attempt to pack modern luxury into an outdated design. If this shot is anything to go by, the 2010 Jaguar XJ isn't. Hallelujah.

Jaguar released this image to coincide with the Shanghai Auto Show, but the car itself will actually be unveiled on the Queen's soil on July 9th. Available with the pictured panoramic glass roof, a long or short wheelbase, A Europe-only V6 diesel or Jag's usual selection of 5.0-liter V8s; the supercharged 2010 Jaguar XJR will produce 510 HP. Sales should start at the end of 2009.

Like the current iteration of the XJ, this new one is expected to use an aluminum chassis and bodywork, but this time the design won't be limited to a trad rehash of the 1968 original.

Jaguar offered a first glimpse of the new Jaguar XJ at the Shanghai Auto Show and will be revealed on July 9th in London. The all-new XJ is the first car to feature the next-generation of Jaguar's aerospace-inspired aluminium body architecture and features a panoramic glass roof. All of Jaguar's new ultra-efficient Gen III petrol and diesel engines will be available in the new XJ, including the already acclaimed V6 diesel and 510 bhp supercharged V8. The all-new XJ will go on sale at the end of 2009.

[source: Jaguar]