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thats dead sexay! I like it. They realllly need to get away from the ford-ish styling...yeah i know ford owns them but still.
 

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I think it looks terrible... for a Jag. If changing the fundamentals of classic Jaguar styling on a single vehicle is what the entire success or failure of the whole company hinges on, then something is seriously wrong.

I really doubt it would ever happen as there would at the very least be a ton of outside investors (even the chinese) who might consider taking over Jaguar, but if it were to die, it would be a sad day in the automotive world.
 

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I like how they sculpted out a full snout between the fog lamps, and the cool ice look of the headlights. I'll have to see a 360 view to make a final conclusion. I wish the S-type's belt line was horizontal like the XJ or sloped upward. Its got that MB CLS frightened kitty look.
 

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thats dead sexay! I like it. They realllly need to get away from the ford-ish styling...yeah i know ford owns them but still.
I don't think I ever considered the current generation "Ford styling" but I think like Jesda said, I would have to see all of the car in a 360 view, or in person to fully make a decision.
 

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I think it looks terrible... for a Jag. If changing the fundamentals of classic Jaguar styling on a single vehicle is what the entire success or failure of the whole company hinges on, then something is seriously wrong.
I really doubt it would ever happen as there would at the very least be a ton of outside investors (even the chinese) who might consider taking over Jaguar, but if it were to die, it would be a sad day in the automotive world.
My immediate thoughts the second I saw that pic were "Maybach-ish" but now I'm not so sure.
 

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I can't say I dislike it and it's truly more attractive than most Jaguar designs as of late. I am happy to see that they tried incorporating a few Jag design cues like the headlamp shape contouring into the hood, but for some reason the bottom half of the front reminds me of Audi (not necessarily a bad thing, but definately not classic Jaguar).
 

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I can't say I dislike it and it's truly more attractive than most Jaguar designs as of late. I am happy to see that they tried incorporating a few Jag design cues like the headlamp shape contouring into the hood, but for some reason the bottom half of the front reminds me of Audi (not necessarily a bad thing, but definately not classic Jaguar).
and glad you're back!

I think I see some classic 1950's Jag styling in this car...
 

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and glad you're back!
I think I see some classic 1950's Jag styling in this car...
Thats what they tried to do with the original S-Type wasnt it?

I think it paid off, Jaguarrs are among some of the best looking cars on the roads today. I just thinkt he styling of the X-Type is a bit of a let down, it would have bee nice if the front was more dramatic, maybe a deeper grille, bigger headlamps, or a longer hood would hae done the trick, theyre still incredibly beautiful cars.

Although the biggest let away for Jaguar's styling is the haunches behind the rear doors, making the car look like it is raedy to "pounce" as any big cat should, the way the trunklid falls to a gentle slope after a few inches of rising, it is a fantastic look.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2000-2003/2002-Jaguar-XJ-Super-V8.jpg

I have loved all of the XJ jaguars, apart from the 1986 XJ40, the revised version from 1994 is much, much nicer, and after the 1970s XJ Coupe (i owned one in the early 1990s, it was stunning) the current model is the most beautiful of all the XJ's

Note: This does not include the fugly XJS
 

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Thats what they tried to do with the original S-Type wasnt it?
I think it paid off, Jaguarrs are among some of the best looking cars on the roads today. I just thinkt he styling of the X-Type is a bit of a let down
Yes, I believe that's correct, and I agree. I like how tradition and heritage sells many cars like MB, Jaguar, etc, but I personally never cared for that "toilet seat grille" on the S-Type, even the old Jag examples with it. I guess it's just a personal preference issue because I'm sure many others including yourself have no problem with it.

Ya, I hear many people say they are disappoointed with the X-Type.

Ford has certainly put the quality back in Jaguar because of the investments made in them...
 

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Yes, I believe that's correct, and I agree. I like how tradition and heritage sells many cars like MB, Jaguar, etc, but I personally never cared for that "toilet seat grille" on the S-Type, even the old Jag examples with it. I guess it's just a personal preference issue because I'm sure many others including yourself have no problem with it.
Ya, I hear many people say they are disappoointed with the X-Type.
Ford has certainly put the quality back in Jaguar because of the investments made in them...
The Grille is nice as far as i am concerned, it wouldnt bother me.

There is quality with the X-Type, it just seems dull considering the other cars alongside it in the showrooms.

Not bad for a rebodied Mondeo
 

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Looks nice. Wouldn't mind having one.
 

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I think it looks terrible... for a Jag. If changing the fundamentals of classic Jaguar styling on a single vehicle is what the entire success or failure of the whole company hinges on, then something is seriously wrong.
I really doubt it would ever happen as there would at the very least be a ton of outside investors (even the chinese) who might consider taking over Jaguar, but if it were to die, it would be a sad day in the automotive world.
Well unfortunatly Jag isn't selling so well so they decided to opt for redesigning the fleet and hoping for better sales. I like the way Jag is heading with the new XKR and now this S-Type. I wonder if they're going to be redoing the X-Type
 

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Well unfortunatly Jag isn't selling so well so they decided to opt for redesigning the fleet and hoping for better sales. I like the way Jag is heading with the new XKR and now this S-Type. I wonder if they're going to be redoing the X-Type
Well in fairness the design behind the XK is 10 years old, and the underpinnings are 30 years old, the X-Type is nice, but it needs more pazzaz, the S-Type is also doing well for its age, the XJ is new and needs no change for as long as the original (we hope)
 

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Well unfortunatly Jag isn't selling so well so they decided to opt for redesigning the fleet and hoping for better sales. I like the way Jag is heading with the new XKR and now this S-Type. I wonder if they're going to be redoing the X-Type
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Well in fairness the design behind the XK is 10 years old, and the underpinnings are 30 years old, the X-Type is nice, but it needs more pazzaz, the S-Type is also doing well for its age, the XJ is new and needs no change for as long as the original (we hope)
There are many points to agree and disagree with. The XJ looks fine IMO. But Jag can't stick with its heritage or trying to keep their cars looking like they have because obviously that isn't working. Out with the old and in with the new. Look at Chrysler. They couldn't give their cars away and now look at them. They're the only US car compnay to be making money and not losing it. What caused such a turn around? Redesigning the whole fleet and ta da the rest is history
 
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