Jaguar XJ (X351) 2013. Jaguar XJ is the designation that has been used for a series of luxury saloon cars sold under the British Jaguar marque. The first XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models since then. The original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company’s founder. The current Jaguar XJ was launched in 2009.
Jaguar Land Rover invited Jay Leno to unveil the new XJ during the launch at the Saatchi Gallery in London on 9 July 2009. The unveiling was broadcast live on the Jaguar website. US model was unveiled in 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Production of the car was due to begin in September 2009, with first deliveries being made in early 2010. However, the sale was delayed to December.
On 11 May 2010, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom took delivery of a long-wheelbase, armoured, dark grey XJ as the official state car of the United Kingdom.
In addition to the standard version with a 3,035 mm (119.5 in) wheelbase, a long-wheelbase version is available with a 3,160 mm (124 in) wheelbase. However, unlike other full-size flagship luxury cars, the long-wheelbase variant was designed first and is expected to make up 67 percent of sales in the United States market.
2012 Model Year update (2011-)
New options include:
New Rear Seat Comfort package, which incorporates electric recline, lumbar adjustment and massage functions to reinforce the ultimate executive limousine experience.
Executive Pack option is added to XJL Portfolio model, which includes provision of fold-down laptop trays and an electric rear sunblind, upgraded carpeting, combination wood and leather steering wheel, gloss wood veneer choices and chrome mirror housings.
Illumination Package (standard on Supersport model) is available as option of other XJ models.
3.0-litre petrol V6 engine for selected markets, launched in China
XJ 5.0 V8 Portfolio Prestige (MY2012-)
It is a version sold in Hong Kong market. Based on XJ Portfolio LWB with 5.0L petrol engine, it includes XJ rear seat comfort pack and gloss oak interior veneer.
XJ Ultimate (2012-)
The car was developed by the Jaguar Land Rover’s specialist Engineered To Order (ETO) division.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
US model includes V8 supercharged 510PS, 8-speed automatic transmission, and went on sale in late 2012 as 2013 model year vehicle.
A new 3.0 V6 supercharged petrol engine was introduced in most markets in the summer of 2012 to replace the standard 5.0 V8. At the end of 2012, a new 4-cylinder 2.0 turbo petrol engine sourced from Ford was also introduced