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MY16 Jaguar XJ will go on sale this autumn, priced from £58,690
Darren Moss
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15 June 2015

The MY16 Jaguar XJ has been revealed, and will reach UK showrooms this autumn, priced from £58,690.

Described as “the most dynamic, distinctive luxury saloon” available on the market, the updated XJ gets new LED headlights on the outside, new leather inside.

Key upgrades have been made to the car’s infotainment system, with the XJ now receiving Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro service.

Joining the existing line-up is a new top-level Autobiography model, which is priced from £80,250.

Available only in long-wheelbase form, it features new 20-inch alloy wheels, quilted leather seats, illuminated stainless steal treadplates, individual rear seats and a bespoke rear entertainment system

Also new to the range is an R-Sport model. Priced from £71,625, it receives minor bodywork upgrades, including a rear spoiler, and sports seats and bespoke trim inside.

The XJ’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine has also been upgraded to produce 296bhp, and offers lower CO2 emissions than the current model, at 149g/km.  The car’s 5.0-litre V8 option remains the same as before, as does the higher-powered 335bhp V6 engine.

Joining the upgraded engine range is a new electric power steering system, which the company says “enhances Jaguar’s reputation for unrivalled agility and responsiveness”.

Line director for the XJ Ian Hoban said: “More dynamic and distinctive than ever, we've engineered our flagship saloon for even greater levels of luxury and performance.”

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abkq 16 June 2015

@Bobstardeluxe

I think your comments are directed against jonboy40969 rather than Lanehogger.
Maurice Ital 15 June 2015

Still my favourite of Mr

Still my favourite of Mr Callum's new wave Jaguars. It's because it's more than just a bit outre. I couldn't honestly say what the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, or Benz S-Class looked like before I Googled them just now. Now I have familiarised myself with them it is obvious to anyone with eyes that they are about as appetising as a big bowl of cold sick compared to the Jag.
eekamouse1025 15 June 2015

Not exactly a market leader....the last XJ?

The XJ is in a shrinking segment globally. Limo segment is shrinking -7% annually in Europe - and it's by far the worst selling brand being outsold by 11:1 by Merc S class, 5:1 by the A8...

In Europe, JLR sells c.150 XJs per month (426 in 1Q15) vs Merc with 1,500 S-class, Audi c.700 A8s and BMW c.400 7 series per months. Even Porsche sell more Panameras at 350 / mth then Jag manages with the XJ. JLR is probably losing money on every XJ.

And this is not a Europe problem - in the US Merc sells 18k cars per month, Jag sold a total of 1,204 (count 'em!) cars in May. BMW 20k and Audi 11k for the record. Large and limo size segment is about -5% yoy in the US too.

As a result this will probably be the last XJ.

They will probably replace it with a full-size SUV using the RR platform. In the US Luxury Cross-over market grew 25% yoy 2015 ytd vs 2014.

So milk a few more units from the existing investment in the XJ and then switch to a full-size cross-over in say 2018/19?