2010 Jaguar XJ: First Pic, Video, Drool

April 20, 2009

So here it is--the first teaser shot of the 2010 Jaguar XJ.

Though it's not due for a public exhibition until later this summer, the new XJ reveals much in this overhead shot--namely, that its flanks will be heavily sculpted and will draw mightily on the looks of the award-winning 2009 Jaguar XF, which happens to be one of the highest-rated vehicles here at TheCarConnection.com.

Jaguar's managing director, Mike O'Driscoll, says the new XJ goes on sale by the end of the year. Still, it's likely to be a 2010 model by the time it hits the U.S. market.

Underneath, it's still an aluminum space-frame car, but the new style warrants a new body structure. The XJ goes even greener this time around with a new diesel for European markets--while U.S. customers will get the 500-hp V-8 engine shared with the 2010 Land Rover lineup shown off at the recent New York auto show.

Also on the docket: short- and long-wheelbase versions as with the current car. And, Jaguar says, the new XJ will slather onĀ  more luxury features including a panoramic sunroof.

We have our own 201o Jaguar XJ page set up and ready to go as more information pushes live across the vast global auto-media desk. Jaguar's pushing people to their own Web page for more information--you can hit that site here. In the meantime, once YouTube finishes cranking, enjoy this video clip they've put together for the occasion, complete with moody trance-o-tech music:

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