Jaguar is marking 50 years of its flagship XJ high-end saloon– the choice of business leaders, celebrities, political leaders and royalty for 5 decades– with the launch of a new special edition model. Exposed at the Beijing Motor Show, the Jaguar XJ50 commemorates half a century of hallmark efficiency, technology and high-end.
The XJ Series 1 began the distinct dynasty in 1968 and for 8 generations, the high-end saloon has actually been turning heads worldwide. Whether transferring VIPs and political leaders, or acting as the favored vehicle for business leaders and royalty, the XJ has actually been an essential on our roads for five decades.
Innovating considering that its arrival, the XJ has actually epitomised the forward-thinking approach that has set Jaguar’s luxury saloon apart over the past 50 years. 4 years into its life it became 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.
More models followed, sporting both basic and long wheelbases, along with 2 and four-door body styles. The Series 2 was the very first to offer a two-door coupé model in 1975 and the XJ40, in production for eight years from 1986, presented the celebrated ‘J’ gate equipment shifter and self-levelling suspension.
A revolutionary aluminium monocoque bodyshell helped in reducing the XJ’s weight by 40 percent from 2003, before the present 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 iconic design language, it was likewise released with a wraparound rear screen and distinctive feline claw inspired rear lights.
Continuously developing while staying among the world’s genuinely terrific saloon cars, XJ has actually enjoyed a series of high-profile screen appearances. Starring functions in movies like Love Actually and The Long Good Friday, in addition to the James Bond franchise, are evidence of the XJ’s enduring cultural appeal.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Exterior
Revealed for the very first time at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, the 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is visually separated by the basic XJ sedan by having distinct 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 luxurious cabin features soft-grain diamond-quilted seats with an embossed leaper on the headrests and an XJ50 logo on the centre armrest. Unique intaglio branding and XJ50-badged illuminated treadplates also differentiate the anniversary edition, alongside anodised gearshift paddles and bright metal pedals.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Engine
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is based upon the long-wheelbase version of Jaguar’s flagship sedan and will be used 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 variant.
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 the cut stays a marketing mystery, however.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Price
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is a fitting tribute to the long-lasting style and performance of Jaguar’s luxury saloon. It is readily available to purchase now priced from ₤ 74,280 in the UK and exported to 100 countries.