New Jaguar XJ video revealed at Shanghai motor show
20 April 2009

Jaguar gave Shanghai show goers a sneak preview of the all-new XJ saloon.

A brief video of the roof of the new car was flashed up at the end of the press presentation, and we have official photos in our image gallery.

You can also see the video by clicking here

The company also revealed some more details about its new flagship. The XJ will make its proper debut in London on 9 July, although it won't go on sale until the end of the year.

Jag has also confirmed that the new car will be launched in both short and long wheelbase versions powered by the new range of petrol and diesel engines recently introduced in the XF saloon.

This includes the 503bhp supercharged V8, although it won't be an XJR. Company insiders have admitted that a hot XJ is still being planned and will be launched later.

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 the option of a panoramic glass roof.

Chas Hallett

Shanghai motor show

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Our Verdict

Jaguar XJ

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

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