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JAGUAR
XJ8 X308

1997 - 2002
United Kingdom

🗃 Full Size Luxury 4+ seats 💺

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History of the JAGUAR XJ8 X308

The Jaguar XJ (X308) is a full-size luxury saloon manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars for years 1997—2003 across two generations and featuring Jaguar's AJ-V8 and Jaguar's independent rear suspension. It was the third and final evolution of the XJ40 platform which had been in production since 1986. The X308 kept much of the same exterior styling as its predecessor, carrying its rounded four-headlamp bonnet, low roofline, sloping tail, and wrap-around rear light clusters. From the front, the two generations can be differentiated by the shape of the indicator lenses (rectangular on the X300, oval on the X308), and also by the shape of the fog lamps and lower valance air intake (both of which are more rounded on the X308). The front and rear bumpers were both changed along with the taillights which had red/clear lenses rather than red/grey lenses. The grill surround and badging was slightly changed. The headlight fixtures also included forward parking lights housed with the brights, new to X308. The biggest change to the interior on the X308 was to the dashboard, which had remained essentially the same since the original XJ40 with only detail changes over the years. The rectangular instrument binnacle gave way to three deeply recessed dials similar in style to the recently introduced Jaguar XK8. The new fascia also allowed for the restoration of a proper glove compartment, which had been lost when the original XJ40 dash had been retrofitted with a passenger side airbag. Door trim and the design of the center console were also slightly revised. The base XJ8 came standard with more equipment than had been fitted to entry-level XJs in the past, including leather upholstery, alloy wheels, and air conditioning. The door mirrors and door handles are body-coloured. The radiator grille, windscreen and rear window surrounds, boot lid plinth, and rain gutters were chromed, while the window frames remained matte black. Interior wood trim is walnut. Rear badging reads "XJ8". For the home market in September 2000, Jaguar began badging the XJ8 model as "XJ Executive", and fitted as standard rain-sensing wipers, a CD player, cruise control, and rear parking sensors.

Upgrades & Evolutions during the JAGUAR XJ8 X308 production

🔸 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308 : 1997 - 2002

🔹 Produced for each model year :

🔹 1997 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308

🔹 1998 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308

🔹 1999 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308

🔹 2000 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308

🔹 2001 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308

🔹 2002 JAGUAR - XJ8 X308

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Renovation tutorials for the JAGUAR XJ8 X308

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The JAGUAR XJ8 X308 has been produced in several configurations

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