Official image show first hints of new 'sporty' interior XJ design
7 July 2009

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Steve Cropley blog - Don't judge the new Jaguar XJ too soon

The first official image of the interior of the new Jaguar XJ has been released.

The image, taken from a short promotional film, plus other Jaguar XJ images, can be seen in our image gallery here.

Find out how you can watch the launch of the Jaguar XJ live at 8pm BST on Thursday 9 July here

In addition Jaguar's design director Ian Callum has talked about the new Jaguar XJ's interior design.

"When you get into the car the first thing that you'll notice is a very sportry interior," he says. "It's not what you might expect.

"The car is very much a design-led car in terms of its aesthetics, but because of that we're very conscious of the packaging of the car.

"We're offering the most eclectic mix of colours, wood and trim - even the wheel design and even wheel colours, so when you choose your car you almost design your own personality into the car. So you can go for something very sporty to something very luxurious - and a whole lot of ideas in between.

"That choice of interior trim is very important indeed, and we've covered that more than we've ever covered it before.

"I always say my dream car is the next one, but I think this one is very good."

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Jaguar XJ

The Jaguar XJ is a thoroughly modern luxury saloon, and a brilliantly capable one

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