The final, eighth-generation XJ will leave the Castle Bromwich production line on 5 July, with the company having built more than 120,000 examples since launch.
It has been a decade since the unveiling of the X351 model in July 2009, making the XJ one of the oldest cars currently available in the UK. A mid-life facelift in 2015 subtly revised the exterior styling and added an upgraded media system.
In 2018, Jaguar unveiled the XJ50 special edition in celebration of the model’s 50th anniversary. Available in regular and long-wheelbase forms, it received the British brand’s 296bhp 3.0-litre petrol V6 and was good for 0-60mph in 6.2sec.
Despite its iconic status, the XJ has become Jaguar’s least popular model; the company shifted just 301 in December 2018, compared with 4492 F-Pace SUVs, 2252 XE compact saloons and 492 F-Type sports cars during the same month.