The New Jaguar XJ Long Wheelbase

Jaguar has extended the XJ saloon range with the addition of a new, long wheelbase version of its luxury sporting flagship.

The New XJ Long Wheelbase (LWB), which will be available from autumn, not only provides greater room for rear-seat passengers but also offers a choice of seating configurations, new trim and specification options and a variety of communications and multi-media equipment packages.

The advantages of the New XJ Long Wheelbase do not compromise the excellent dynamic abilities and performance of the standard wheelbase car. Weighing just 24kg (53lb) more than the standard wheelbase model, the XJ Long Wheelbase posts fuel economy, emissions and performance figures equivalent to the standard wheelbase models. And remember that, in standard form, the new XJ is some 200kg (441lb) lighter than the previous generation XJ and around 100kg (221lb) lighter than its nearest rivals. This weight advantage is even more noticeable among the long wheelbase models, with the new XJ LWB easily lightest in class.

Combined with the agility and driving dynamics for which the new XJ saloon is already renowned, this makes the new long wheelbase Jaguar as impressive from the driver’s seat as it is from the rear passenger seat, giving owners the best of both worlds according to their mood or requirements.

"The New XJ Long Wheelbase isn’t a stretched version of the standard car – it’s a fully integrated model in its own right. That’s one of the main reasons the driving experience is so close to the other models in the XJ range, and why owners will enjoy being at the wheel as much as sitting in the rear seat."

Mick Mohan, Chief Programme Engineer, XJ

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Published : 09/04/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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