New Jaguar XJ

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Jaguar have just announced that an all-new Jaguar XJ will make its public debut this July. And the rotten teases in the Gaydon press office have released just this one bird's eye view of the new saloon.

Speaking at Auto Shanghai 2009, Jaguar Cars Managing Director, Mike O'Driscoll confirmed that the all-new XJ will go on sale at the end of 2009 – but will officially be revealed on July 9th in London.

It will be the first car to feature the next-generation of Jaguar's aerospace-inspired aluminium body architecture.

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. There will be a choice of standard or long wheelbase models – as well as a panoramic glass roof highlighted in the first picture.

With the success of the excellent XF, It's difficult to see what space the XJ is going to occupy in the Jag Pantheon. We'll just have to wait and see how the final release looks, feels and drives.

But can there really be room for two completely different mid size luxury saloons from Jaguar?

In our humble opinion, the loveliest Jag ever to grace our roads is the incomparable XK 120, that was produced way back in 1948.

Now that's what we call a panoramic roof.

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