New Jaguar XJ caught testing on video
7 July 2009

Official Jaguar XJ pictures and comment are now on autocar.co.uk

Jaguar XJ: full details and pics

New Jag XJ leaks out

Chas Hallett blog - Inside the new Jaguar XJ

Hilton Holloway blog - Jaguar XJ - bold, but is it a step too far?

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

This is the new Jaguar XJ, which will be officially launched at 8pm BST on Thursday 9 July.

The video was taken by an Autocar reader, who spotted three XJs testing in convoy near sister company Land Rover's Gaydon HQ.

Watch the Jaguar XJ spy video here

The heavy rear disguise, as seen in the video, covers up a radical rear styling treatment that is aimed at making the new XJ the most striking-looking executive saloon when sales start at the year’s end.

Find out how you can watch the Jaguar XJ launch live on autocar.co.uk here

Both short and long-wheelbase versions wil be launched together. Power will come from a twin-turbo 3.0-litre diesel and 510bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8.

Jaguar has also confirmed that the new car will be launched in both short and long wheelbase versions.

All models are likely to be highly specified and customers will be able to tailor spec and options more than on previous Jags. The new XJ also comes with a panoramic glass roof.

Jaguar XJ: More pics and details

Our Verdict

Jaguar XJ

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

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