Jaguar is marking 50 years of its flagship XJ high-end saloon– the option of magnate, stars, political leaders and royalty for 5 decades– with the launch of a new scandal sheet model. Exposed at the Beijing Motor Show, the Jaguar XJ50 celebrates half a century of trademark efficiency, technology and high-end.
The XJ Series 1 began the unique dynasty in 1968 and for 8 generations, the high-end saloon has actually been turning heads all over the world. Whether transporting VIPs and politicians, or functioning as the preferred vehicle for magnate and royalty, the XJ has actually been a mainstay on our roads for five decades.
Innovating since its arrival, the XJ has actually epitomised the forward-thinking technique that has actually set Jaguar’s luxury saloon apart over the previous 50 years. 4 years into its life it ended up being the world’s only mass-produced 12-cylinder four-door car and, with a top speed of 140mph (225km/h), it was also the fastest four-seater of its time.
More models followed, sporting both standard and long wheelbases, in addition to two and four-door body styles. The Series 2 was the very first to use a two-door coupé model in 1975 and the XJ40, in production for 8 years from 1986, introduced the renowned ‘J’ gate gear shifter and self-levelling suspension.
A revolutionary aluminium monocoque bodyshell helped in reducing the XJ’s weight by 40 percent from 2003, before the current XJ model brought additional technologies such as all-wheel drive and a virtual instrument cluster. With the intro of Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum’s now iconic style language, it was likewise introduced with a wraparound rear screen and distinctive feline claw influenced rear lights.
Constantly developing while staying one of the world’s really great saloon cars, XJ has actually delighted in a series of prominent screen looks. Starring functions in movies like Love Actually and The Long Good Friday, along with the James Bond franchise, are proof of the XJ’s withstanding cultural appeal.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Exterior
Revealed for the first time at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, the 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is aesthetically separated by the standard XJ sedan by having unique front and rear bumpers, a gloss black grille, unique badges on the side vents, along with 20-inch alloy wheels with a gloss black diamond turned finish.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Interior
Inside, the glamorous cabin features soft-grain diamond-quilted seats with an embossed leaper on the headrests and an XJ50 logo on the centre armrest. Special intaglio branding and XJ50-badged lit up treadplates likewise differentiate the anniversary edition, together with anodised gearshift paddles and bright metal pedals.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Engine
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is based on the long-wheelbase variation of Jaguar’s flagship sedan and will be offered with a choice of a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 with all- or rear-wheel drive and a rear-drive only 470-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 variation.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Colors
Four colors will be available: Rosello Red, Santorini Black, Fuji White, and Loire Blue. How something along the lines of British Racing Green didn’t make it stays a marketing mystery, nevertheless.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Price
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is a fitting homage to the enduring design and performance of Jaguar’s luxury saloon. It is offered to order now priced from ₤ 74,280 in the UK and exported to 100 nations.