Originally Posted by swizzle
The bottom line, however, is that Callum's styling genius is long gone. Some heritage styling for the sedans is desperately necessary. The Bertone B99 showed how to do heritage without being retro. It is still gorgeous while the XJ looks like what it is: a pathetic Merkur Scorpio tribute.
The stance of the XJ is actually, IMHO, quite good. The prob is that the detailing and side surfacing are clunky. A Jag (even a Jag sedan) needs to be sensuous and voluptuous. The XJ is... not.
I liked the Bertone concept but still don't think it would've pointed to a long-term design direction for the brand.
Maybe Jag should take more of a Porsche approach to constructing its model lineup....