C H O P — Jaguar XJ coupe. This is a seemingly simple coupe-from-sedan chop, made from the elegant and exceedingly odd new XJ saloon. The overall shape of the new 4 door is gorgeous, the detailing, inside and out, almost obsessively delivered, yet the strange black plastic C pillar trim is beyond odd. I also find the shutline for the trunk very awkward on the saloon, and the taillights too large! : )
There were a lot of detailed yet small photoshop changes I had to work into this chop. I've 'corrected' the trunk shutlines, removed the C pillar trim, and added a band of chrome on the trunk below the Jaguar leaper logo. I did this not only to break up the large flat panel of trunk lid, but to give a handhold other than the edge of the trunk. Of course, the trunk would be powered, so there might not be too many hands used on it, but i like the look of if anyway, almost plinth-like even though the license tag is in the bumper. I also shortened the top of the taillights, stopping their climb towards the rear window. The roofline was lowered ever-so-slightly.
I'd like my new coupe hybrid-powered as well, an advancement I read that Tata is well along with for the sedan. I feel great things are coming for Tata's new brands, Jaguar and Land Rover.