Jaguar is marking 50 years of its flagship XJ high-end saloon– the option of business leaders, celebrities, politicians and royalty for 5 decades– with the launch of a new special edition model. Revealed at the Beijing Motor Show, the Jaguar XJ50 commemorates half a century of trademark performance, technology and luxury.
The XJ Series 1 started the distinctive dynasty in 1968 and for eight generations, the luxury saloon has actually been turning heads worldwide. Whether transporting VIPs and political leaders, or serving as the favored vehicle for magnate and royalty, the XJ has actually been a pillar on our roads for five decades.
Innovating since its arrival, the XJ has actually epitomised the forward-thinking method that has set Jaguar’s high-end saloon apart over the previous 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 also the fastest four-seater of its time.
Further models followed, sporting both standard and long wheelbases, as well as 2 and four-door body styles. The Series 2 was the first to offer a two-door coupé model in 1975 and the XJ40, in production for 8 years from 1986, presented the well known ‘J’ gate gear shifter and self-levelling suspension.
A revolutionary aluminium monocoque bodyshell helped reduce the XJ’s weight by 40 percent from 2003, prior to the current XJ model brought extra technologies such as all-wheel drive and a virtual instrument cluster. With the introduction of Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum’s now renowned style language, it was likewise launched with a wraparound rear screen and unique cat claw inspired rear lights.
Constantly developing while remaining among the world’s genuinely excellent saloon cars, XJ has taken pleasure in a series of prominent screen looks. Starring roles in movies like Love Actually and The Long Good Friday, along with the James Bond franchise, are evidence of the XJ’s sustaining 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 basic 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 surface.
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. Distinct intaglio branding and XJ50-badged lit up treadplates likewise separate the anniversary edition, together with anodised gearshift paddles and intense 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 offered 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
Four colors will be readily available: Rosello Red, Santorini Black, Fuji White, and Loire Blue. How something along the lines of British Racing Green didn’t make it remains a marketing secret, however.
2019 Jaguar XJ50 Price
The 2019 Jaguar XJ50 is a fitting tribute to the long-lasting style and performance of Jaguar’s high-end saloon. It is offered to order now priced from ₤ 74,280 in the UK and exported to 100 nations.