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Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478

Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for the XJ50 special edition, available locally in four variants priced from $222,478 before on-road costs. Commemorating five decades of Jaguar's flagship limousines, the XJ50 is available with both the 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, along with standard- and long-wheelbase bodies...

Jaguar XJR575 killed in Europe by WLTP

Jaguar has quietly killed the most powerful model in its XJ line-up – the XJR 575 – in Europe, due to more stringent World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) regulations. Despite only being released last year, Auto Express reports the XJR 575’s low production numbers mean that it was not cost-effective for Jaguar to homologate it to meet the new test procedure...

Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 join Ring Taxi fleet

Jaguar has added an F-Type SVR and XJR575 to the 'Ring Taxi' fleet, giving fans of the brand a chance to lap the legendary Nurburgring North Loop with a race driver behind the wheel. The cars themselves are standard, which means the F-Type SVR makes 420kW of power and 700Nm of torque from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. It'll hit 100km/h in just 3...

2018 Jaguar XJ50 revealed, bound for Australia

Just a week after announcing limited-run 400 Sport versions of the XE and XF, Jaguar has unveiled the XJ50, a special edition to celebrate half a century of flagship sedans from the Big Cat. Power will come from a choice of 3.0-litre petrol or 3.0-litre diesel engines, making 250kW and 221kW respectively. The 0-100km/h sprint takes 5...

Next-gen Jaguar XJ: Bigger and sportier, not an 'S-Class'

At almost 10 years old, the current-generation XJ represented a design step-change for Jaguar. Now Ian Callum, head of design for the Big Cat, says the followup will be bigger and sportier than before. With the most recent iteration launched in 2009, the XJ has always been Jaguar's flagship...

CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports have surfaced about the the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car being prepared for 2020, while 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, and reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric...

Jaguar Land Rover recalls several models for digital instrument fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for the F-Pace, XE, XF, XJ, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport lines over concerns the virtual instrument cluster could go blank when in use. The British marque says affected models fitted with the virtual instrument cluster could see the display go blank intermittently and/or reset while driving...

2019 Jaguar XJ to go electric - report

The next-generation Jaguar XJ could be reborn as an all-electric flagship limousine when it launches sometime next year, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims it has learned from an anonymous source the XJ will become the technology showcase for the brand with its all-electric powertrain while also previewing a new design direction - it's believed it will become a swoopy five-door liftback, a la the Panamera...

Jaguar Experience Day: CarAdvice takes 20 winners to Sandown

Jaguar makes some seriously nice cars, but without breaking the law, it's hard to unleash them on your everyday roads. This is where the Jaguar Experience comes into play. Usually open for Jaguar customers or potential buyers only, 20 lucky CarAdvice competition winners got to experience the best of Jaguar at Sandown Raceway...

Ian Callum: XJ sedan to remain Jaguar flagship

Jaguar has dismissed suggestions the XJ sedan could be usurped by an SUV at the pinnacle of the range. Design boss, Ian Callum, told Autocar the XJ would remain the brand flagship, even if a 'J-Pace' SUV were to be added to the range. “An SUV was discussed but it’s not the mainstay of the brand,” Callum told Autocar...

2018 Jaguar XJ pricing and specs, here Q1 2018

The 2018 Jaguar XJ range has been detailed for the Australian market this week, ahead of its arrival in the first quarter of 2018. As reported in July, headlining changes to Jaguar's flagship model include the addition of new infotainment and driver assistance systems, along with a new performance variant - the XJR575...