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service intervals. T ese benefi ts are just some of the results of Jaguar's obsessive attention to detail during product development. Processes such as the use of the latest ‘virtual’ technologies to implement 40,000 quality- specifi c assessments are one of the reasons that the Jaguar brand has received numerous recognitions for vehicle quality. Of course, looks-wise, Jaguars are renowned for their elegant, sporting lines, and the all-new XJ, with its fl uid, contemporary style doesn’t


disappoint. T e strong, muscular lower half of the car is contrasted with the slim and graceful quality of the roofl ine, which takes inspiration from the original 1968 XJ saloon. T e front of the car is very imposing with a large grill and an aggressive shark-like face - rather like the new BMW 5-Series. At the rear, the car has a clean, sculpted shape, with an absence of unnecessary ornamentation. T e sheet metal of the back panel retains its pure form, with a single leaping Jaguar motif making a strong,


confi dent statement. T e LED light clusters wrap stylishly over the rear wings, and feature three dramatic red, vertical strips. It’s all extremely attractive. Step inside the XJ and the overriding


impression is one of personal space - a sensation enhanced by the clean, simple form of the leather-wrapped instrument panel sitting low across the vehicle. At the sides of the cabin, a bold architectural wood veneer sweeps forward from the doors to meet at the front of the car, emphasising the XJ’s powerful, dynamic character. T is linear, modern use of wood helps


“T e XJ is lighter than its rivals by at least 150kg which signifi cantly improves performance, handling and economy, while delivering increased strength, refi nement and safety.”


to create a truly welcoming environment. In addition, an innovative panoramic glass roof, which is an integral part of the XJ’s design, dramatically increases the light in the cabin. T e Jaguar is loaded with toys too. Stunning, 12.3-inch high-defi nition virtual instruments


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