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First Drive: 2011 Jaguar XJ

By luanpa in | October 11, 2010 | (2) Comments

The dramatic new shape speaks of a shift in direction for the XJ nameplate; the driving experience follows up on the promise.For the 2011 model year onward, Jaguar’s XJ luxury sedan has an all-new look that ditches the retro styling of the previous model for a much more contemporary look.

The base XJ is powered by a 385 horsepower 5.0L V8 while the mid-level Supercharged model adds a supercharger to boost horsepower to 470.All XJ models use a six-speed automatic transmission.

Besides the extravagant exterior, the cabin is a fascinating departure for Jaguar.In the dash center above the eight-inch touch screen, reminiscent of a Ferrari, large, leather-swathed fairings protrude with the giant eight-balls that serve as air vents.The gauges are digital graphic renderings of analog dials on a 12.3-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display.

The XJ was completely redesigned for 2010 with a more modern look and feel, and continues into 2011 with minimal changes.






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2 responses to "First Drive: 2011 Jaguar XJ"

  1. I think it’s a great car, its has functionality, its small, stylish with a host of great designs, and will surely bring an eye to the brand from the youth. The only question would be if it’ll be too expensive for the target audience and if a possible product vehicle would be anything close to this design, not bland and boring.

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