After four generations of similarly styled XJs, Jaguar has given its flagship sedan a new look as well as more advanced features and a hefty price increase.
The idea is to try — yet again — to compete directly with range-topping German sedans.
The 2010 XJ, with an all-aluminum body, goes on sale in December with a starting price of $72,500 for the standard wheelbase. That is up more than $6,000 from today's car.
The long-wheelbase 2010 XJL will start at $79,500, compared with $69,975 for the current long-wheelbase model. Jaguar says the new one will have equipment levels comparable to the current $76,850 Vanden Plas version, which is being dropped. All prices include shipping.