Jaguar XJ updated with new performance flagship variant

Written by Ellie

Jaguar has refreshed its XJ luxury saloon by adding new tech and state-of-the-art safety systems.

Leading the 2018 model year update is the introduction of a new performance flagship model.

The new XJR575 produces a power output of 575PS – hence the name – which translates to 567bhp for us Brits and means it can complete a 0-62mph sprint in 4.4 seconds.

Customers of the refreshed XJR575 will be able to choose between two bespoke exterior colour finishes created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations’ division: velocity blue and satin corris grey.

From the road, the XJR575 is noticeable by its rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper, lower air intakes featuring gloss black surrounds and 20-inch Farallon gloss black wheels with red-painted brake callipers. Twin bonnet louvres also denote the flagship from the rest of the XJ range.

Outside of the range-topping XJ, a number of tech upgrades have been introduced, such as 4G Wi-Fi and a new larger 10-inch touchscreen, as well as advanced safety features like forward traffic detection and lane keep assist.

There’s also autonomous emergency braking, which uses a forward-facing stereo digital camera to spot hazards, automatically applying the brakes when the risk of a collision is detected if the car is travelling below 37mph.

Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design director, said: “The Jaguar XJ is the largest model in our saloon car line-up and retains the physical presence and graceful design customers expect from a Jaguar flagship.

“Anyone who sees this car immediately knows it is both great to drive and to sit in. The intricate details inside and out give owners and passengers the feeling that they are in the presence of something truly special.”

The updated XJ is available to order now, priced from £59,995.  

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: “The Jaguar XJ is one of the most luxurious cars money can buy and these changes keep it at the front of the pack.”

Posted on 25th July 2017

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