Thursday, July 9, 2009
You are looking at new Jaguar XJ. Arguably the best luxury vehicle from the British automaker to date & is all ready to take on the likes of BMW 7 series & the Mercedes S-Class. Being the flagship model meant that this car will feature the best technology available today & Jaguar has decided to hide all those hardware behind a retro inspired design language especially the rear & interior. To be honest with you I am quite surprise by Jaguar's decision to revert to past for inspiration on the drawing board. Looking at Jaguar's recent design direction like XF & XKR all seems to point to the future but I guess they decided to give the flagship sedan a different treatment. The best bits of the car to me has to be the frontal part that was carried over from the XF with modifications done on the headlights (sharper) and Grill(more upright) to crown the XJ.
Jaguar has channel a lot of effort in making sure that this car's occupant gets a magic carpet ride without sacrificing agility and razor sharp handling. To achieve that goal Jaguar fitted the vehicle with air suspension, adaptive Dynamics (continuously Variable Damping), Active Differential Control & quick-ratio power steering.
Jaguar also made sure that the interior of the vehicle will be one of the 'best place' to be in regardless of the driver or passenger. Real wood, leather and chrome is used generously to convey Jaguar's commitment towards unparalleled quality of the XJ. To further pamper the occupants the features a 12.3-inch high-definition Virtual Instruments complement an innovative, Dual-View technology 8-inch Touch-screen that can project DVD movies or television programmes to the passenger while the driver views vehicle functions or follows satellite navigation. There is an option to transform the cabin into a mobile theater with top-of-the-range 1200W Bowers & Wilkins system.
Here is a list of technical data pertaining to the XJ. The 3.0 liter diesel model has the perfect credidentials to brag as it delivers exhilarating performance without doing much harm on mother nature ( 40.1mpg & 184g of CO2 per km).