Jaguar Cars unveils a freshened version of its â€™08 flagship XJ at the Geneva auto show today.
The new styling is designed to give the flagship a more â€śpurposefulâ€ť appearance, with a revised front end, new side lower vents, rear aero spoiler and a new rear bumper.
The XJ also features an all-aluminum body construction, providing improved handling and fuel savings compared with steel-bodied cars, Jaguar says, adding the body is 60% stiffer and 40% lighter than the model it replaces.
Six new colors are available for â€™08: Emerald Fire, Pearl Grey, Crystal Blue, Botanical Green, Vapour Grey and Azure Blue.
Inside is an all-new seat design, standard heated front seats and increased rear leg room.
The â€™08 XJ also gets an advanced Bluetooth communication system that allows up to five cell phones to be paired wirelessly to the in-car telephone system.
To keep interior noise to a minimum, the XJ comes equipped with Integrated Acoustic Dampening, which uses acoustic-absorbing materials and airtight seals between the hood and engine compartment to reduce engine noise. Acoustic laminated glass contributes to the sound dampening, Jaguar says.
Available engines for â€™08 include a 204-hp 2.7L V-6 twin turbodiesel; 3L V-6 gasoline engine producing 240 hp; and a 400-hp 4.2L supercharged V-8. All engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.