Pioneering a new lightweight vehicle architecture that is centred on a conventional monocoque body structure rather than an unnecessarily exotic space-frame, Jaguar engineers have developed a car that is larger in every respect than the model it replaces.
It also has more features and driver-assisting technologies - and yet weighs up to 200 kg less than the previous XJ generation.
The weight of the new XJ has made it possible to bring back the famous XJ6 badge. Its 3-litre V6 engine, which is also available in the S-TYPE and X-TYPE models, has a power output of 175 kW.
As with the other XJ model the XJ6 features a comprehensive array of passive safety technologies, including Jaguar's sophisticated Adaptive Restraint Technology System (A.R.T.S.) but at its protective core is the strength of the aluminium body.
Jaguar also fitted the XJ6 with new front and rear suspension systems featuring standard air suspension and enhanced Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) adaptive damping.
An array of electronic driver aids such as ABS with EBA, DSC and traction control is of course standard.
XJ 3.0l V6 SE: R595 000
XJ 4.2l V8 SE: R695 000
XJR 4.2l V8: R775 000
XJ Super V8: R850 000