Jaguar is marking 50 years of its flagship XJ high-end saloon– the choice of magnate, celebrities, politicians and royalty for five decades– with the launch of a new special edition model. Revealed at the Beijing Motor Show, the Jaguar XJ50 celebrates half a century of trademark efficiency, technology and high-end.
The XJ Series 1 started the distinctive dynasty in 1968 and for eight generations, the high-end saloon has actually been turning heads around the world. Whether transferring VIPs and political leaders, or functioning as the preferred vehicle for magnate and royalty, the XJ has been a mainstay on our roadways for 5 decades.
Innovating considering that its arrival, the XJ has actually epitomised the forward-thinking method 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 leading speed of 140mph (225km/h), it was likewise the fastest four-seater of its time.
Further models followed, sporting both standard and long wheelbases, as well as two and four-door body styles. The Series 2 was the first to provide a two-door coupé model in 1975 and the XJ40, in production for eight years from 1986, introduced the celebrated ‘J’ gate gear shifter and self-levelling suspension.
An innovative aluminium monocoque bodyshell helped in reducing the XJ’s weight by 40 percent from 2003, before the existing XJ model brought extra technologies such as all-wheel drive and a virtual instrument cluster. With the intro of Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum’s now renowned design language, it was likewise launched with a wraparound rear screen and unique cat claw inspired rear lights.
Continuously progressing while staying among the world’s genuinely terrific saloon cars, XJ has actually enjoyed a series of prominent screen appearances. Starring roles in motion pictures like Love Actually and The Long Good Friday, in addition to the James Bond franchise, are evidence of the XJ’s withstanding cultural appeal.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Exterior
Revealed for the very first time at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, the 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is aesthetically separated by the standard XJ sedan by having special front and rear bumpers, a gloss black grille, special badges on the side vents, in addition to 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 design on the centre armrest. Special intaglio branding and XJ50-badged illuminated treadplates likewise distinguish the anniversary edition, alongside anodised gearshift paddles and intense 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 version.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Colors
Four 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 enduring style and efficiency of Jaguar’s high-end saloon. It is available to purchase now priced from ₤ 74,280 in the UK and exported to 100 nations.