XJ, the most distinctive Jaguar saloon ever….is it forgotten?


Published on April 17th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


XJ, the most distinctive Jaguar saloon ever….is it forgotten?

This Jaguar XJ remains a desirable and likeable flagship for the Jaguar range. For more than 50 years, the XJ name plate has delivered elegance and performance to heads of state, royalty and businessman. The current generation XJ is already half a decade old, but its eye-catching looks remain as fetching as ever.

Some, however, may be disappointed at the conservative approach, especially in todays market with the German rivals coming in very strong and very fast with newer models.

For even more luxury there is the XJ-L. Even though this long wheelbase model has more than 4.8 inches of extra rear legroom, the XJL Supercharged is as much a car to drive as it is to be chauffeured in. Featuring the 5.0L V8 470hp Supercharged engine, this performance luxury sedan can whisk you to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

Jaguar, no doubt, would argue that the XJ was radical from its launch and no major changes were required until now. It remains to be seen whether Jaguar’s owner, Jaguar Land Rover were right to take this approach, given that the all-new XJ will only be launched some time in 2019. Meanwhile, this XJ remains a very dignified and luxurious car in a market segment that is ever expanding.

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