The 2010 Jaguar XJ continues to build on the success of XK and XF. The new large sports sedan will be available in both standard and long wheelbase. The long wheelbase model offers a more spacious environment for rear-seat passengers with an extra five inches of legroom.
The interior is well crafted with a mix of classic and modern designs. The first great feature is the use phosphor blue halo illumination for the various gauges, which are very soft on the eyes while driving at night. Also added is mood lighting, which also adds to the experience. The interior comes in a wide range of complimenting colors which line both the panels, dashes and seats. There are also some convenient additions such as controls on the steering wheel, keyless startups, the ability to open the glove box with the touch of the finger and more.
The all new Jaguar XJ brings new standards of sustainability to the luxury vehicle segment. Its lightweight aluminum structure makes it at least 300 lbs. lighter over steel body construction, and is made with 50 percent recycled material allowing the XJ to minimize its carbon footprint and create a potential savings of three tons of CO2 per vehicle, compared to a body shell made entirely of new aluminum. These aerospace-inspired aluminum body technologies also provide benefits to performance, handling and fuel economy, while delivering increased strength, refinement and safety.
This Jaguar XJ comes with three versions: a 385-hp 5.0L naturally aspirated V8, a 470-hp 5.0L supercharged V8 and a 510-hp 5.0L supercharged V8.
LEXUS RX 350
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 will be powered by an improved 275 hp 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to a sequential-shift 6-speed automatic gearbox. The all-wheel-drive version will feature an Active Torque Control AWD system that optimizes torque depending on driving conditions, resulting in improved efficiency and performance. The Americans also get a front-wheel-drive basic version.
The five-seater RX models possess a number of Lexus-first technologies, such as an available hard-disk navigation system with an all-new “Remote Touch” controller. Positioned on the centre console, Remote Touch is used as a computer mouse. While RX will feature voice recognition as standard, the new navigation system will also include a new casual language voice-recognition system that acknowledges conversational commands. Standard XM® satellite-radio capability as well as XM NavTraffic and new NavWeather features are available.
This RX model feature a redesigned double-wishbone rear suspension. The new design allows for five percent more cargo volume and easier loading. The front McPherson strut suspension geometry was optimized and it is believed that it will continues to be comfort-biased.