Lower-powered V6 engine added to XJ range to help meet market requirements
19 April 2011

Jaguar has introduced a new version of its luxury XJ saloon for the Chinese market, equipped with a lower-powered 3.0-litre V6 engine.

The 237bhp unit is mated to a six-speed auto’ ’box, which helps propel the Jaguar XJ from 0-62mph in 8.5sec and on to a top speed of 145mph.

See the new Jaguar XJ V6 at the Shanghai show

Jaguar Land Rover China’s sales chief, Bruce Robertson, said the current Jaguar range "isn't right for China", as the market demands big cars with small engines.

The long-wheelbase model launched today counters that and, despite its smaller engine, comes fully loaded with equipment in a market with few owner-drivers.

It will be priced from around £95,000 in China and should help Jaguar hit its sales target of 5500 units in the country this year.

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