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New Looks For The 2008 Jaguar XJ

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New Looks For The 2008 Jaguar XJ

Anthony Fontanelle
March 6, 2007

Luxury cars are known for sporting the most attractive looks among all other vehicles being released in the automobile market. Year after year, luxury car makers continually improve not only the looks of luxury cars but their performance as well. Case in point is the flagship model for Jaguar which has received improvements for the 2008 model year.

The Jaguar XJ already has a wide fan base all over the world for its stunning looks and its equally high-end performance. But the makers of this luxury car are always finding ways to improve the car. Since this flagship model for Jaguar was released, different versions of the car were also added to the lineup of Jaguar. Included in Jaguar’s lineup are the long wheelbase, the special edition Portfolio, armored vehicle, and the long wheelbase diesel versions.

For the 2008 model year, the Jaguar XJ will sport improvements in its exterior styling like the revised upper and lower mesh grilles in addition to a new Jaguar Growler badge. These revisions give the 2008 XJ with a more aggressive look. Another exterior that the 2008 Jaguar XJ sports which is not present on the current model of the vehicle is the side power vents which have been taken straight out of the design concept of the Jaguar XK. The 2008 model comes in four different trim packages. These are the XJ Executive, XJ Sovereign, XJ Sport Premium, and the XJR.

The XJ Executive is the entry level of the range. For this trim level, two engines are available - a 2.7 liter diesel engine and a 3.0 gasoline engine. The Executive trim is fitted with 19” ten spoke alloy Carelia wheels which are also found in the XK. The Executive features heated front screen in addition to the aforementioned revision to the whole range.

The second trim package is the XJ Sovereign. Three engines are available for this trim level. Consumers can choose from a 3.0 liter V6 gasoline engine, a 2.7 liter diesel engine, or a 4.2 liter V8 engine. The Sovereign will be equipped with 19” five-spoke Polaris wheels. Additional features that the Sovereign version offers are: 16-way electric heated front seats, soft-grain leather, satellite navigation system, and Bi-Xenon headlights.

The third trim level for the XJ is the Sport Premium. Only one engine is available for this sports version of the XJ. It is fitted with 20” alloy Cremona 20” wheels which add to the aesthetic value of the sports car. The Sport Premium version of the XJ features ‘R’ seats with leather seat facings, aluminum veneer, black side window surrounds and satellite navigation.

The fourth trim package of the XJ is the XJR. It is powered by a 4.2 supercharged V8 engine. The XJR features aluminum finish power vents, an ‘R’ logo gear knob, heated front seats, and black painted calipers just like some of the brake calipers which can be found at EBC Active Brakes Direct.

Source:  Amazines.com



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