Jaguar is marking 50 years of its flagship XJ luxury saloon– the choice of business leaders, celebrities, politicians and royalty for 5 decades– with the launch of a new scandal sheet model. Exposed at the Beijing Motor Program, the Jaguar XJ50 commemorates half a century of trademark efficiency, technology and high-end.
The XJ Series 1 began the distinctive dynasty in 1968 and for 8 generations, the luxury saloon has actually been turning heads around the globe. Whether transferring VIPs and political leaders, or acting as the favored vehicle for magnate and royalty, the XJ has actually been an essential on our roadways for 5 decades.
Innovating because its arrival, the XJ has actually epitomised the forward-thinking technique that has actually set Jaguar’s high-end saloon apart over the past 50 years. Four 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 likewise the fastest four-seater of its time.
Additional models followed, sporting both basic and long wheelbases, as well as 2 and four-door body styles. The Series 2 was the very first to provide a two-door coupé model in 1975 and the XJ40, in production for eight years from 1986, introduced the renowned ‘J’ gate equipment shifter and self-levelling suspension.
An advanced aluminium monocoque bodyshell helped reduce the XJ’s weight by 40 percent from 2003, before the existing XJ model brought additional technologies such as all-wheel drive and a virtual instrument cluster. With the introduction of Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum’s now iconic design language, it was likewise released with a wraparound rear screen and distinct feline claw influenced rear lights.
Continuously developing while staying one of the world’s genuinely terrific saloon cars, XJ has actually delighted in a series of prominent screen appearances. Starring roles in motion pictures like Love Actually and The Long Good Friday, along with the James Bond franchise, are evidence of the XJ’s enduring cultural appeal.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Exterior
Exposed for the first time at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, the 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is visually separated by the basic XJ sedan by having unique front and rear bumpers, a gloss black grille, special badges on the side vents, along with 20-inch alloy wheels with a gloss black diamond turned finish.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Interior
Inside, the elegant cabin features soft-grain diamond-quilted seats with an embossed leaper on the headrests and an XJ50 logo design on the centre armrest. Special intaglio branding and XJ50-badged illuminated treadplates likewise distinguish the anniversary edition, along with anodised gearshift paddles and bright metal pedals.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Engine
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is based on the long-wheelbase version of Jaguar’s flagship sedan and will be used with an option of a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 with all- or rear-wheel drive and a rear-drive only 470-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 variant.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Colors
4 colors will be offered: Rosello Red, Santorini Black, Fuji White, and Loire Blue. How something along the lines of British Racing Green didn’t make the cut remains a marketing secret, nevertheless.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Price
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is a fitting tribute to the long-lasting design and performance of Jaguar’s luxury saloon. It is available to purchase now priced from ₤ 74,280 in the UK and exported to 100 countries.