All-New Jaguar XJ Sets The Pace On Pricing | Part Two

High Levels Of Specification

All new XJs feature a high level of specification as standard. At the entry point to the new XJ range, the new 3.0-litre XJ6 features include air suspension with enhanced CATS (Computer Active Technology Suspension), traction control and Dynamic Stability Control, 12-way electrically-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, full leather upholstery, six-speed automatic transmission, electronic park brake, rear Park Distance Control, cruise control with the option of ACC adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control, electrically-adjustable foot pedals and an electrically-adjustable steering wheel.

Complementing the competitive pricing structure, the affordability of the new XJ is further enhanced with insurance ratings starting at a class-leading 15E for the XJ6 and remaining keen throughout the XJ range.

Thrilling Performance – And A Price To Match
For those who demand a truly thrilling driving experience, the new XJR is the obvious choice – and the price matches the performance. To find a comparable mix of luxury saloon and supercar performance in a rival, customers would have to look much further up the spending scale. And not only is the new XJR quicker than the previous generation car (5.0 seconds versus 5.3 seconds in the 0-60mph sprint) it also returns average fuel economy in the combined cycle of 23.0mpg.

A new 3.5-litre V8 engine with 262bhp becomes the entry point to eight-cylinder XJ motoring. Again, the blend of performance and economy is very impressive, the 3.5 offering combined cycle fuel economy of 26.5mpg, in comparison to 23.5mpg in the outgoing XJ8 3.2.

A 300bhp 4.2-litre V8 completes the engine line-up, again providing the ideal balance of performance and economy.

These levels of customer gain in areas that are becoming ever more important, especially in the luxury sector, give the new Jaguar XJ significant advantages over its main competitors. Other highlights of the all-new XJ include an advanced, aerospace-inspired aluminium monocoque lightweight body construction that brings new levels of agility, refinement and safety; the expected Jaguar attractions of craftsmanship, style and contemporary luxury; and the impressive array of driver-friendly technologies that make life behind the wheel of the new XJ more enjoyable and relaxing – and safer.

The all-new Jaguar XJ will be available to UK customers from April 2003.

The all-new Jaguar XJ prices and insurance ratings in full are:
Model Price Insurance Rating
3.0 V6 £39,000 15E
3.0 Sport £42,250 16E
3.0 SE £42,250 16E
3.5 SE £48,000 17E
4.2 SE £51,500 18E
XJR £58,500 19E
Super V8 £68,500 19E
All prices are on-the-road. As with all new Jaguars sold in Europe, every new XJ comes with Total Care cover. This incorporates a three year unlimited mileage warranty on the vehicle and the paint surface; a six year unlimited mileage corrosion (perforation) warranty and three year Jaguar European Emergency Assistance. Prices correct at 20/01/03.

Published 25 January 2003 Melanie Carter

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