JAGUAR XJ Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 8
First production year: 1979
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel

2012 - 2019

While the design of the fourth generation of the XJ started in 2005, under Ford management, the model was launched in 2009 under the new, Tata Motors management. It was renewed in 2012. The Jaguar XJ didn't face too many generations. The first XJ was launched in 1968 and it was refreshed several times. It was the same situation with the following generations so, the British company decid...

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gasoline engines:

  JAGUAR XJ 2.0L i4 Ti 8AT (240 HP)

  JAGUAR XJ 3.0L 8AT (340 HP)

  JAGUAR XJ 3.0L V6 8AT AWD (340 HP)

  JAGUAR XJ 3.0L V6 8AT (340 HP)

  JAGUAR XJ 5.0 V8 8AT (470 HP)

  JAGUAR XJ 5.0L V8 8AT (385 HP)

  JAGUAR XJ 5.0L V8 8AT (510 HP)

diesel engines:

  JAGUAR XJ 3.0D V6 8AT (275 HP)

2009 - 2012

Jaguar launched the utterly new XJ in 2009 after Ford sold the British brand to the Indian company Tata Group in 2008. Ford asked Jaguar to start working on a new flagship model in 2005 under the supervision of Ian Callum as a lead designer. The result was a complete departure from the Jaguar's XJ classic lines. Moreover, the result was more of a sport-executive sedan than just another p...

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2007 - 2009

A powerful, luxurious large sedan, the Jaguar XJ was the most technologically advanced vehicle produced by the British company at the time. As the 3rd generation started to become dated, the XJ was redesigned and improved for the 2008 year model. While the exterior design was slightly redefined, it still shared many of its lines with he previous models, staying true to its roots. Roomie...

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2003 - 2007

The 2003 XJ was more of an evolution rather than a revolution in terms of design for Jaguar's flagship model, but in terms of technology, it was an important leap forward. While it was already under Ford's umbrella, Jaguar received approval for creating a bold statement on the premium segment with the XJ. The British brand unveiled it at the 2002 Paris Motor Show with unpainted body...

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1997 - 2003

Jaguar introduced a completely new XJ model in 1997, marking a solid comeback on the luxury sedan market. When Ford bought Jaguar in 1990, it found a great car manufacturer in a bad financial shape. The Coventry-based carmaker had only old models, such as the XJS and the XJ flagship, which were not so young and appealing anymore. Moreover, its engines were outdated, and there was a risk they ...

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1994 - 1997

Jaguar made another step forward for its flagship limousine, the XJ, in 1994 when it unveiled the X300 project. While it was instantly recognizable as an XJ, it featured an updated design where the difference was in the details. The car was a hybrid development between Ford's demands and British engineering. While it had to stick with some mandatory parts developed by its new owner, Jagu...

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1986 - 1994

Jaguar finally decided to replace its aging first-generation XJ, which has been in production for almost two decades since 1968. Even though its predecessor's career was divided into three series, those were mostly upgrades on the original 1968 model. But the 1986 XJ was a completely new chapter. Its development began in the early '70s, but due to the 1973 oil crisis, the XJ40 proje...

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1979 - 1992

In 1979, Jaguar introduced a heavily facelifted version of the XJ lineup with the so-called Series III model. It was the most successful version of the XJ's first generation, which lasted until 1992. Jaguar was way too conservative to create new vehicles, especially if those it had on the production lines were sold in good numbers. For instance, the Series III was the most produced versi...

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