While the fate of Jaguar is yet to be decided, work continues behind closed doors on the next-generation Jaguar XJ. It’s no secret the new Jaguar XF has taken the world by storm but the flagship is still to remain with the XJ. Now that the XF is out and is ready to hit the roads, Jaguar’s design team, lead by Ian Callum, is now hard at work on the next-generation XJ.
Sources say that the next-generation XJ will get a revised family of 5.0 liter V8 engines with direct-injection and superchargers. A new supercharged V6 is also in the works that could produces above 300 horsepower. A 3.0 liter diesel could also be on the cards for the U.S. market.
Insiders are sayin that the next-generation XJ will be even more aggressive looking than the new XF. The 2010 XJ is said to be taking a coupe-like form.
Of course all this relies on whether the new owners of Jaguar are pleased by the car. So if they hate it, Ian Callum may leave Jaguar and the Jaguar XJ will just be lame.
Source: Road&Track November 2007 Issue
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