On Thursday, Jay Leno took the stage in London to introduce the 2010 Jaguar XJ. This update follows on the successful update of the XK and launch of the XF, completing Jaguar's revamp of its model line-up.
The new XJ keeps many traditional Jaguar styling cues, such as a wire grille, but its sides come straight down, which is probably better aerodynamically than the more torpedo-like shape of older Jags. The roofline also extends back far over the trunk, with small triangular windows behind the main rear side windows. A standard glass top also has two sunroofs.
Jaguar worked with stereo maker Bowers & Wilkins on the audio systems for the XK and XF, and continues the partnership in the XJ. The stereo for this car uses 1,200W of amplification, and includes a media hub with two USB ports for iPods and other sources, along with Bluetooth audio streaming.
Instead of traditional analogue instruments, the XJ has a 12.3-inch high-resolution screen for its instrument cluster, with a virtual speedometer and tachometer. The centre LCD is an 8-inch touchscreen for controlling audio, navigation and the phone system.
The car will be built as a standard XJ and in a long wheelbase model, dubbed the XJL. The base engine for the car is a 5-litre V8, giving 385hp. A super-charged version will also be available with 470hp, and a super-sport model will provide 510hp.
The 2010 Jaguar XJ will go on sale in September.