After Decades Of Jaguar XJ Styling Stasis…

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

… we get one that’s styled just like the XF. Oh well. Welcome to the 21st Century, XJ!

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  • Niky Niky on Jul 10, 2009

    While I love the old XJ's looks, like most people here (except for the tacky-tack-ons on the last facelift), this is actually a very good effort at modernizing the nameplate. It's muscular, striking and individualistic... probably a bit too Quattroporte in the proportions (such items as the grille and the tail-lights), but very uniquely its own. And they cured the ungainly cockeyed look of the XF. I'll miss the old car, but this is a good look for the replacement. Can't wait to see it in the metal.

  • Sutski Sutski on Jul 10, 2009

    Right, I slept on it and it still looks like a fat lumbering XF and a good point made above, it should definitely have 4 headlights !! and the rear view is just soooo peugeot and uninspiring, in fact it is worse than that, it's is just boring. I am even more disappointed now I have seen the back end. What is Callum getting paid for for goodness sake ? I could have fattened up the XF in MacPaint and arrived at this!!

  • Tom Tom on Jul 10, 2009

    This looks more like the XF concept than the XF does. Not bad I guess, but it won't turn around Jaguar either. I think Jaguar should have stuck to their "classic british elegance" design language, that might be a niche market but at least its there and it would be unique. With this design, they're spotting their cars directly against Audi and BMW. Why would anyone buy a Jaguar now?

  • Blowfish Blowfish on Jul 10, 2009

    I saw one new XF one the road today, all I can say it looked just like an generic lexus, BMW, Merc crossed. Mr Tata also had regrets about buying up the Landie, Jaguar division from Ford. Mullaly & Billy Clay Ford must got the last laugh now. I suppose the good Lord had answered their prayer?