More XJ Buzz: Jag’s Next Gen. Aluminum

jaguar-xj-aluminum-frameAluminum (Aluminium) Framed Jaguar. You say potato, I say potatoe.

By Gunnar Heinrich | IMG via Jaguar Cars

ARE we approaching the era of the throw-away car?

Perhaps, if we consider how auto makers like Volvo, Porsche, and, now, Jaguar are boning up on their “green” credentials and advising would-be buyers that their cars are now more eco-friendly by being XY% recyclable.

In the next XJ flagship’s case, 85% recyclable à cause de l’ ubiquitous use of aluminum (or aah-luu-mih-nee-yum – if you’re on Britain’s side of the Pond).

One wonders how recyclable the current gen. XJ is, considering that it, too, is made of aluminum.

Perish the thought that one would want to throw away one’s Jag.

But judging by the sheer quantity of old XJs now in various stages of rusting decay in used car lots and junk yards this world over, it’s probably a sound idea that the folks at Jaguar consider the green nature of their future products.

There’s more to know in this buzzing run up to the ninth of July XJ premiere: Jaguar asserts that the very litheness of the metal by which the new cat is hewn is to better insure a nimble pace and frugal taste for all premium ranges petroleum.

June 25, 2009

About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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