We’re back to car makers teases prior to launch (anything to titillate and tease the potential buyer is fair game!). And this time Jaguar are playing ‘tease’ by releasing a video of the new Jaguar XJ saloon which, as we’ve already told you, will be revealed in July.
There really is nothing very new from Jaguar with this release, save to confirm a number of details on the new Jaguar XJ which you will already be aware of if you read here regularly. But Mike O’Driscoll (MD of Jaguar Cars), speaking at the Shanghai Motor Show this morning, confirmed what we’ve already told you – that the new XJ will be revealed in full on 9th July.
The new Jaguar XJ will come with all the Gen III engines in the JLR tool box. That means you will have the choice of the 3.0 litre turbo diesel found in the XF and new Land Rovers, the normally aspirated V8 and the supercharged V8 for the Jaguar XJR.
The 3.0 litre diesel, which returns 40+mpg will undoubtedly be the biggest seller, but the New XJR, sporting 510bhp and a wave of torque, will be the star; and the one to take on the Germans in the uber-performance saloon niche.
Jaguar has also confirmed that the new Jaguar XJ will come in both standard and long wheelbase versions, and that order will be taken immediately after the reveal in July.