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2010 Calgary Autoshow: All-new 2011 Jaguar XJ

March 9, 2010
2010 Calgary Autoshow: All-new 2011 Jaguar XJ
By Jaguar Canada
As reported by Jaguar

CALGARY - Jaguar Canada brings its all-new 2011 Jaguar XJ to the Calgary Auto Show. The entire 2010 Model Year lineup featuring the 2011 XJ will be on display from February 10-14 at the BMO Centre & Corral.

Photo: Jaguar

Building on the success of the XK and XF, the new XJ is the third step in the revitalization of the Jaguar brand and redefines the world's perception of a large sports sedan. The all-new XJ will be available in both standard and long wheelbase models. The long wheelbase offers an even more sumptuous and refined environment for rear-seat passengers with an additional five inches of legroom while the XJ's trunk features power opening and closing for convenient access to the over 430 litre storage space (with standard alloy space saver spare wheel).

The all-new Jaguar XJ brings new standards of sustainability to the luxury vehicle segment. Its lightweight aluminum structure makes it at least 136 kilograms lighter than steel body construction. Jaguar also minimizes the XJ's carbon footprint in a truly meaningful way: in production, three tons fewer CO(2) per vehicle is emitted thanks to the use of recycled materials, compared to a body shell made entirely of new aluminum. These aerospace-inspired aluminum body technologies also provide benefits to performance, handling and fuel economy, while delivering increased strength, refinement and safety.

The first impression of the all-new XJ is its visual assertiveness. The XJ's sleek lines are complemented by a taut waistline, which further accentuates the impression of length and elegance, and creates a natural tension as it fades from the front arches into the middle section of the car, before reappearing as a strong haunch towards the rear.

The all-new XJ offers a modern reinterpretation of a number of key, historic XJ design cues while maintaining the highest standards of personal luxury. The strong, muscular lower half of the car contrasts with the slim and graceful quality of the roofline. This is a direct influence from the original 1968 XJ sedan.

The standard panoramic glass roof is an integral part of the all-new XJ's design, allowing a lower, more streamlined roof, while dramatically contributing to the feeling of natural light and space inside. The LED taillight clusters wrap dramatically over the rear fenders, and feature three red vertical strips. The lengthy, stretched teardrop shape of the side windows establishes the car's silhouette. A pure, sculpted shape dominates the XJ's rear. With a conscious absence of ornamentation, the trunk features only a single leaping Jaguar and the "XJ" logotype.

Photo: Jaguar
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