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Ian Callum claims that the Jaguar XJ successor will be a special one

It was sometime in early 2017 when we last heard from Jaguar regarding the XJ’s successor at the New York Auto Show. At that time, it was the general manager of North American product management, David Larsen who talked about the up and coming XJ. Ian Callum, who is in charge of Jaguar’s design, told CAR Magazine that the new range topper is “nearly signed off”. And so we are assuming that we will be seeing the XJ in one version or another very soon. With all the developments going on in Jaguar, this is surely exciting news.

Callum gave us a little more idea of what is happening internally, and apparently, there have been a lot of arguments regarding the XJ’s direction – specifically on where the next generation model should go. So the team ended up deciding that the XJ’s successor will be “something quite special”.

However, they did not share further details apart from that. If you were not aware, the outgoing XJ was actually launched in 2009 and it is the oldest model in its class today. With very little detail about the upcoming XJ, Callum also adds that we will not see the model any time soon as it will definitely not come out in 2018.

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2018 Jaguar XJR575 is available in the US with starting price of $122,400

Following the unveiling of the 2018 Jaguar XJR 575 performance flagship, quite a number of interested customers have already marked this sedan for their next buy. Of course, buying a unit of the Jaguar XJR575 comes with a hefty price to pay. After all, customers in the United States would need to shell out $122,400 just to get behind the wheel of the alluringly sporty new Jaguar XJR575. Sales are set to commence in the new few weeks.

For the 2018 model, the new XJR575 luxury sedan will be available in either standard or long-wheelbase body styles. Both body styles have the same height (1,460 mm) and width (2,105 mm) as well as front and rear tracks (1,626 mm and 1,604 mm, respectively). While the standard wheelbase unit (SWB) has a length of 5,130 mm and a wheelbase of 3,032 mm, the long wheelbase version (LWB) features a length of 5,255 mm and a wheelbase of 3,157 mm.

Serving as the core of the new XJR575 is Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine that now delivers 575 PS (423 kW) – thus the 575 moniker suffix – with a max output at between 6,250 rpm and 6,500 rpm and a massive 700 Nm (517 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 3,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a specifically optimized eight-speed automatic ZF 8HP70 transmission. With this amount of power at its disposal, the new Jaguar XJR575 performance flagship could sprint from nil to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (or 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), on the way to achieve a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

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2016 Jaguar XJ arrives with new design, Autobiography model

The 2016 Jaguar XJ has just been unveiled and as expected, the British company made several improvements on its flagship sedan. First of all, we see new full LED headlights featuring the ‘J-Blade signature’ daytime running lights, LED rear lights featuring a new J-signature tail and position light graphic, a rear bumper with gloss black valance and slender chrome insert as well as oval exhaust finishers.

The interior was taken to a new level and the outgoing Portfolio trim is now used for the Premium Luxury model. According to the press release, the Portfolio trim gets quilted soft-grain leather seats with diamond stitching embossed headrests, and figured ebony veneer. Also new for 2016MY is the Autobiography model, which is available only with the long-wheelbase body.

The new model can be easily distinguished thanks to the chrome front bumper air intakes, 20-inch Mataiva wheels (Maroa in the UK), while the interior features the unique Autobiography Intaglio, quilted semi-aniline leather seats with contrasting stitching, a leather headliner, rich oak inlay veneer, as well as illuminated stainless steel treadplates, air vents and boot finisher.

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Jaguar XJ gets updated for the 2014MY

Jaguar announced a series of enhancements for the 2014MY XJ in order to be sure that its flagship sedan is ready to fight the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the 2014 Audi A8 Facelift. Jaguar didn’t touch the design of the XJ but did upgrade the interior and for 2014 the flagship sedan comes with enhanced features that focus on the rear cabin of the car.

The rear passenger compartment for the 2014 Jaguar XJ LWB includes two individual airline style reclining seats featuring cushion and squab adjustment, lumbar adjustment, two memory settings and three massage programs: Wave/Rolling, Lumbar and Shoulder. According to the official press release, total recline adjustment of each seat is 11 degrees, with 103 mm lateral cushion movement and 14 degrees of upper articulation movement. T

he rear seat home positioning setting returns each seat to its home position at the touch of a button on the door panel. The interior features a new centre armrest that can be stowed in the upright position in order to allow the use of the centre seat and houses all the seat controls as well as the Front Seat Activation button, which allows control of the front passenger seat from the rear.

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As expected, Jaguar introduced the new 2014 XJR at the New York Auto Show, a sedan that combines supercar performance and assertive looks with the high levels of luxury. The XJR is the first R model in the latest generation of the XJ range and features chromed-rimmed intakes on the front bumper, front aero splitters, new side sills and a new rear lip spoiler that manages the airflow off the top rear surface.

The design is completed by the five-spoke Farallon forged alloy wheels that come as standard in either Sparkle silver or Technical grey finishes. The assertive appearance of the XJR is further enhanced with a Sport pack grille with chrome surround and black mesh.

2014 XJR will be available in 10 colours: Polaris White, Ebony, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey, Rhodium Silver, Cashmere, Caviar, Carnelian Red and Black Amethyst. This colour palette is complemented inside the XJR with a unique combination of colourways.

Read the entire article New York Auto Show: 2014 Jaguar XJR is the ultimate cat

Jaguar dealers have a reason to be more optimistic this year despite having a bad sales performance in 2012, when new-car sales for the brand dropped 2 percent to 12,011 units. For this year, Jaguar is offering all-wheel-drive and a V-6 on its 2013 XJ model – features that were not present on its product line in 2012.

Jaguar also retooled its TV commercials, increased its online presence and urged its single-point dealers to consolidate to pave way for more stores that combine the Land Rover and Jaguar British luxury franchises. Jaguar also changed the way that dealers could get concerns to the factory. The Jaguar Business Operations Council and the Land Rover Business Operations Council have merged Jan. 1, 2013, to form Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Cabinet.

According to Michael Levitan, the dealer principal of two Jaguar dealerships in New York and chairman of the Cabinet, its role is to represent dealers' concerns and be a “sounding board to the factory.”  He noted that dealer profitability, vehicle quality and raising awareness about Jaguar are top concerns.

Read the entire article Jaguar XJ AWD and V6 variants to boost sales of US dealers

The Jaguar XJ_e PHEV grabbed two awards at the third annual RAC Future Car Challenge from Brighton to London held on November 3, 2012. The Jaguar XJ_e experimental plug-in hybrid was given the ‘Most Energy Efficient Luxury Car Prototype’ award and ‘Technical Panel’s Award of Merit’ at the event. Jaguar Land Rover sent three of its Jaguar XJ_e PHEV engineering research cars for the event, completing the 63-mile course on just 1.2 litres of petrol and 11kWh of electricity, equivalent to a fuel consumption of around 112 miles per gallon.

The XJ_e project is led by Jaguar Land Rover as part of its strategy to develop best-in-class low-carbon premium vehicles. The Jaguar XJ_e PHEV, which is partly financed by the United Kingdom Government’s Technology Strategy Board through the REEVolution project, has been engineered in partnership with leading technology companies in the UK to gain expertise for ultra-low carbon vehicles within the supply chain.

Pete Richings, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Hybrids & Electrification, remarked that RAC Future Car Challenge was the experimental vehicles’ first drive real-world conditions. Richings remarked that the Jaguar XJ_e PHEVs entered in the event “performed faultlessly” and delivered performance that exceeded the carmaker’s expectations. Richings further remarked that events like the RAC Future Car Challenge help Jaguar Land Rover to understand the technical challenges involved and provide an opportunity to showcase promising solutions.

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Jaguar Land Rover is set to conduct a demonstration of its XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research vehicle at the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event. The XJ_e project is part of the carmaker’s strategy to develop best-in-class low-carbon premium vehicles. The project also comes after other successful hybrid research demonstrators including the Range_e project.

The XJ_e is partly financed by the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board through the REEVolution project and is engineered in collaboration with leading UK technology firms to help develop the know-how for ultra-low carbon vehicles within the supply chain.

Bob Joyce, Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover, remarked that the carmaker is at the centre of the UK car industry’s drive to provide technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development. The XJ_e demonstrates how an advanced parallel plug-in hybrid design could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 70 per cent, without compromising vehicle performance.

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Jaguar will be rolling out All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) versions of the XF and XJ saloons in selected markets starting with its 2013 Model Year. Jaguar usually offers All-Wheel-Drive versions where there is high demand for the vehicle, especially in areas where harsh conditions exist. The AWD versions are expected to highlight the capability and versatility of the XF and XJ in conditions where considerable road grip is hard to attain.

Jaguar will be marketing the AWD versions of the XF and XJ in major markets like North America, Russia, China and continental Europe. The AWD versions are powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged 340PS petrol engine.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director for Jaguar, said that the carmaker has revitalised its core range and is now carrying out an intensive programme of introducing new models, strategic powertrain and technologies to bolster the Jaguar brand globally.

Read the entire article Jaguar to roll out AWD versions of XF, XJ in selected markets

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid, the first hybrid research vehicle developed by the British company now owned by India’s Tata Motors. Just like the Range_e, the Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid is powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine (borrowed from the Range Rover Evoque) mated to a hybridised 8-speed automatic transmission.

Moreover, we find a 69kW motor/generator and a 12.8kWh Lithium Ion battery pack which can be fully charged using a 240V domestic supply in around four hours.

Using just the battery, the vehicle has a range of 40km (25 miles). The hybrid system delivers a total output of 334PS and has a fuel consumption of just 3.2l/100km (87mpg) translates into a maximum range of 1092 km (679 miles) on a full tank of fuel.

Read the entire article Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid tries to replace a V8 with a 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain

Jaguar’s 2013 model year generation XJ now offers higher efficiency and refinement. The XJ, which is the most technologically advanced car of Jaguar, benefited from the continuing research and practical technological features. This model is also made to be more comfortable. It comes with remarkable improvements in its transmission and engine as well as dynamic developments.

The XJ does need more space for an eight-speed ZF transmission with Intelligent Stop-Start as standard. The XJ uses all-aluminium architecture, improving its efficiency. These elements, when used on the XF, cut fuel consumptions and reduce CO2 emissions. It’s believed that the new XJ is will return 47 MPG while it will have an emissions level of 159g/km of CO2, standing for a 14% improvement. A new 3.0-litre, supercharged V6 powertrain is being introduced on the 2013 XJ.

This new engine has been improved to be more advanced and to offer a higher performance. With this engine on the Jaguar, the results are just awesome. It produces 340PS and 450Nm of torque, equivalent to nearly 127PS per litre, which makes it be the Jaguar engine with the highest specific output ever. With these numbers, the vehicle can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds.

Read the entire article 2013 Jaguar XJ loses the V8, gets supercharged V6 engine

A premium taxi on the race track? Most people may never have even dreamed about it but the men and women at Jaguar just achieved that with the Jaguar Nürburgring taxi. Based on the all-aluminum long wheelbase XJ Supersport fitted with Sport and Speed Pack options, the 'Nürburgring taxi' is the latest member of Jaguar’s fleet at its Nürburgring Nordschleife engineering test center.

It is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine – something people don’t expect in a taxi – that develops 510PS and pushes the taxi to a top speed of 174mph, sans the fare meter. In terms of styling, the Jaguar Nürburgring taxi comes with the non-standard matt grey paint finish with exterior Sport Pack.

Thanks to the Speed Pack, the vehicle’s electronically limited top speed surged from 155mph to 174mph. Nevertheless, the Jaguar Nürburgring taxi remains spacious enough to seat four people. Jaguar needed to implement some changes within the Nürburgring taxi to make sure that its occupants are utterly secured and safe when the vehicle makes its rounds.

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Jaguar introduced the new top-of-the-line XJ Ultimate at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. This model comes with the Meridian Surround Sound System that offers unmatched music reproduction in a luxury saloon. To make this possible, Jaguar partnered with Meridian Audio, the leading specialist manufacturer of high-end audio and video entertainment systems in the UK.

The XJ Ultimate is the range-topping version of Jaguar’s XJ saloon. According to Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, the XJ Ultimate has been fitted with the best audio system available to add to its exclusive specification.

Jaguar determined that Meridian would be the ideal partner in its objective. Jaguar’s customers will be getting a great listening experience.

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If the “standard” XJ is not good enough for you, Jaguar decided to offer an even more expensive version of its flagship sedan, the XJ Ultimate. Set to make its public debut tomorrow at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the new Jaguar XJ Ultimate promises to be firm’s modest expensive sedan ever produced.

Based on the long wheelbase (LWB) version of the XJ, the Ultimate is focused on the rear passengers and offers two separate, fully reclining seats as well as an aluminum folding table and space for serving champagne. By the way, a champagne fridge is located between the two rear seats and according to the manufacturer customers can refrigerate up to two bottles.

Moreover, the front seats offer two screens for the rear passengers but also two integrated iPads. In order to offer a high level of comfort, the Jaguar XJ Ultimate comes with a modified suspension, while the exterior received some minor tweaks such as a new set of wheels and new “XJ Ultimate” side badges.

Read the entire article 2012 Auto China Preview: Jaguar XJ Ultimate takes the luxury to a new level

Customers who are interested to buy Jaguar’s flagship – the XJ saloon -- can now choose to have the Sport and Speed Packs in order to highlight the performance aspect of the model's character even more. With the XJ, the company has produced a brand-new template for the premium performance saloon.

The model seamlessly merges dynamic driving abilities, luxurious appointments and sporting potential -- a class-leading combination that is applauded around the world.

The Speed and Sport packs further bring out the performance potential of the XJ dynamically and aesthetically. The Sport Pack, which is available across the XJ lineup, consists of numerous options in terms of interior and exterior designs which evidently highlight the aggressive side of the automobile's identity.

Read the entire article 2011 Dubai International Motor Show: 2012 Jaguar XJ Sport and Speed Packs

[Update - the 2013 Toyota Avalon was unveiled - read all about it here] - To regain leadership, Toyota has created a plan to release a lineup of new or redesigned products within the next two years. Under the timeframe that Toyota has given, there will be at least 10 products that will appear in dealerships by the end of 2012.

Toyota will undertake a significant change in how it develops its products. Toyota will now lengthen the platform cadence. What Toyota did previously was for the models to be redesigned after every five years and for there to be a slight change in the fascia after the third year. With this new approach, the cycle could be extended to six years but at the midpoint, there will be more significant sheet metal revisions as well as powertrain upgrades.

Toyota revealed that the styling of the global subcompact Yaris will be more aggressive. It will arrive this fall, after having been slightly delayed as its Iwate plant was damaged by the March 11 earthquake. This new version will feature a 98.8-inch wheelbase, making it longer than the existing model by about two inches.

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Sales will start this May for Audi’s 2012 A7 Sportback, a premium hatchback that’s slotted between the A6 and the A8. With this new model, Audi is entering a new niche. Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen said that the A7 Sportback is meant to be an “avant-garde alternative” for those who are considering the Jaguar XJ and BMW 7 series.

Right before the start of the New York auto show, de Nysschen was interviewed and he claimed that the A7 Sportback is targeted at those who want a car that’s “more emotionally styled” but will have the driving dynamics and the safety features that are available on the A8 or a 7 series.

He also pointed to the Mercedes-Benz CLS as a rival for this car. Audi is undertaking projects such as the A7 to expand its lineup so that it can raise U.S. sales to 150,000 vehicles in 2015. Audi had its best year ever in the U.S. in 2010 with sales totaling 101,629 vehicles.

Read the entire article 2012 Audi A7 Sportback wants to steal Jaguar XJ and Bmw 7-Series buyers

Jaguar said that it is developing a new small saloon that slots below the XF. When it arrives in showrooms, the new model will be priced at about £28,000. According to Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, the sub-£30,000 premium car market is four times bigger than the market for saloons that are priced higher than £30,000.

Sources said that the new car is sized smaller than the current XF saloon but it is still sufficiently large to carry five grownups. It’s uncertain if the car will be built on an aluminum platform. It’s very possible that the XF replacement will be made from aluminum.

It will also be bigger and it is expected to be positioned further upmarket. Jaguar insiders confirmed that the company is developing an all-wheel drive version of the XJ saloon that will be launched in less than 2 years.

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Here is one reason why you shouldn't put off purchases for the Christmas season. A limited run of the 2010 Jaguar XJ on Oct. 6 sold out in four hours and four minutes since it became available for ordering.

A few weeks ago, it was reported that the 2010 Jaguar XJ was going to be featured in the Christmas Book, also known as the Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition. 

There were only 50 special edition units made, each with a price tag of $105,000. This isn't the first time that Jaguar was featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas book.

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Jaguar revealed today the 2011 XJ Sentinel, the armoured version of the new XJ luxury sports saloon which will make its official debut at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show. As expected, this new car offers a state-of-the-art armouring package which provides occupants with up to B7 levels of ballistic protection.

It was built using strength steels with Kevlar backing and it is capable to offer protection to B7 level (BS EN 1522 level FB7 and BS EN 1063 BR7), blast protection against 15kg TNT equivalent detonated within close proximity of the vehicle, and substantial under floor grenade protection.

Of course, the weight of the car has been seriously increased, and Jaguar decided to put its most powerful engine available in this baby, the 5.0-litre 385PS AJ-V8 Gen III naturally aspirated direct-injection V8 petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. As a result, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.7 seconds while the top speed achieved is 195 km/h or 122 mph.

Read the entire article 2011 Jaguar XJ Sentinel: official details, photos and specs