2008 Jaguar XJ-Series

2008 Jaguar XJ-Series revealed in Geneva
2008 Jaguar XJ-Series

Those big shots who like chauffeur-driven limousines now have another good reason to visit Jaguar’s show-rooms. With its signature extra-long trunk, sporty corporate grille with inevitable chromed steel mesh and two pairs of head-lights, the new 2008 Jaguar XJ looks like a Shakespeare’s play staged in modern surroundings.

The 2008 Jaguar XJ revealed at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show offers business customers not only new styling but also another level of quality and technological advances. At least, the company says so.

2008 Jaguar XJ-Series

The face-lifted Jaguar XJ is offered in four basic trims — XJ Executive, XJ Sovereign, XJ Sport Premium and the range-topping XJR sports limmo.

The range of engines is also limited by only four motors including a 4.2-liter supercharged V8 that is installed on the Jaguar XJR.

Just like the latest Jaguar XK, the new XJ comes to the market with new side power vents that give it more energetic and purposeful look. The vehicle also sports lower body sills, a rear aero spoiler and a choice of huge 19-inch wheels.

Inside, the new XJ features heated front screen as standard, optional ‘R’ gearknob (standard on the XJR), greater leg room for the rear passengers, Bluetooth connectivity and all those little conveniences meant to make the new Jaguar XJ a better competitor to the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class executive sedan.

2008 Jaguar XJ-Series (rear view)
2008 Jaguar XJ-Series (interior, dashboard)
2008 Jaguar XJ-Series (grille, corporate logo)

Photos: Jaguar

2008 Jaguar XJ pricing and specification

Model Engine Price
XJ Executive 3.0 petrol
2.7 diesel
XJ Sovereign 3.0 petrol
2.7 diesel
4.2 naturally aspirated
XJ Sport Premium 2.7 diesel £51,520
XJR 4.2 super-charged £60,150

See also: 2007 Jaguar XK Exterior Styling Pack