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    2018 Jaguar XJR575 Adds More Power

      See guys, we haven't forgotten about the XJ!


    While Jaguar has been busy with the likes of the F-Pace and brand new E-Pace, the XJ flagship has been languishing away. There was the thought that the XJ could go to the great junkyard in the sky. But Jaguar has brought some new updates for the 2018 XJ.

    Let us focus on the big news first, the XJR575. Serving as the performance flagship model for the XJ, the 575 uses a supercharged 5.0: V8 with 575 horsepower (up 25) and 516 pound-feet. An eight-speed automatic routes power to the rear wheels. 0-60 takes 4.4 seconds and the XJR575 will hit a top speed of 186 mph.

    To help it stand apart from the standard XJR, the 575 comes with a new aero package, hood vents, 20-inch gloss black wheels, red brake calipers, and two colors created by the Special Vehicle Operations division; Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey.

    All XJs will benefit from a new 10-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE with Wi-Fi capability, emergency braking, blind spot assist, lane keep assist, and park assist.

    Pricing details for the 2018 XJ will be announced at a later date.

    Source: Jaguar
    Press Release is on Page 2


    GONE IN 44 SECONDS - NEW JAGUAR XJR575 HOSTS 186MPH INTERVIEW

    • Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess answers questions at top speed to mark launch of new performance saloon
    • Wayne Burgess, Production Studio Director and SVO Projects at Jaguar, quizzed by TV presenter and racer Amanda Stretton, at top speed in the back of the new 2018 Jaguar XJR575 (1)
    • 186 mph XJR575 has more power than any previous XJ (1)
    • Full-size performance sedan accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds – and reaches top speed in just 44 seconds (1)
    • 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine produces 517 lb. ft. of torque
    • The XJR575 continues a heritage of luxurious refinement and interior comfort for Jaguar sedans featuring upgraded performance and unique design touches
    • Electronic Active Differential enables fine control of power delivery and maximizes traction
    • Two new available paint options from Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division ensure XJR575 is more unique than ever
    • Enhancements to Jaguar Touch Pro Infotainment system include addition of a larger 10-inch touchscreen and available 4G Wi-Fi2, (3)
    • Intelligent driver assistance measures include Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Park Assist and Driver Condition Monitoring (4)

    Jaguar has launched its latest full-size super sedan, the new 2018 XJR575, with a high-speed interview starring Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess being questioned by TV presenter and race driver Amanda Stretton as the performance sedan accelerates to its top speed of 186mph.1

    Lasting just 44 seconds – the time it takes the fastest iteration of the XJ sedan to reach its top speed – Burgess gave a quick-fire insight into the development of the potent new model.

    The high velocity interview was almost over before it began, but the unrelenting acceleration of the new XJ flagship did not stop Burgess, Production Studio Director and SVO Projects Director at Jaguar, from providing a unique take on the performance sedan.

    "I have done plenty of short interviews in my time, but nothing quite like this! It might have been a bit of fun but doesn’t it just demonstrate perfectly the extreme performance of the new XJR575. I could barely finish answering those quick-fire questions before we hit 186mph and then it was all over! Can we go again?"

    - WAYNE BURGESS, PRODUCTION STUDIO DIRECTOR AND SVO PROJECTS, JAGUAR

    The XJR575 is the new performance flagship for the XJ range; its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine benefits from a healthy 25 horsepower increase – from 550HP to 575HP – which delivers a 0-60mph time of just 4.2 seconds1. Coupled with 517 lb. ft. of available torque, the new addition to the XJ range effortlessly accelerates from a standstill while drivers benefit from Jaguar’s characteristic interior refinement.

    Customers will be able to choose between two bespoke exterior color finishes created by Special Vehicle Operations – Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey – while additional tailor-made exterior details include a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes featuring gloss black surrounds.

    Updated exterior badging and twin hood louvers distinguish the vehicle from the rest of the range, as do the red brake callipers that accompany the 20-inch 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 5044' gloss-black wheels. Bespoke embossed tread plates alongside intaglio and diamond-quilted seating add a final flourish to the  interior of the XJR575.

    "This is a performance vehicle, but that doesn’t mean we have had to cut any corners when it comes to comfort or design. Jaguar is the standard bearer for interior refinement and the XJR575 is no different. It can go very quickly, but it does so with the serene comfort customers expect from a Jaguar saloon. That makes this a very special car indeed."

    - IAN CALLUM, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, JAGUAR

    Further announcements for the rest of the core 2018 Jaguar XJ range and U.S. pricing will follow later this year. For additional information please visit www.JaguarUSA.com or your local retailer.

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    Nice, interesting spec, surprised that they are using a knock off of MB air vents. Also the steering wheel looks like something from the 70's, dated and old with that thick ass circle center covering the airbag. Over all not bad otherwise, but the brakes do look undersized for this full size sedan with that power.

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    I think this is the XJ's farewell tour swan song.  The sales are low, there has been rumor that they would not replace it.  And this XJ came out in 2010 or 2011, and is looking a bit tired now.  And a base model S-class has 516 lb-ft of torque and is nearly as fast as this special edition XJR.   I think they are just trying to milk a couple more years out of the XJ, and they'll replace it with a big 3 row crossover.

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    Needs a facelift--revise that ugly rear (hideous tallights) and that boring dash..the dash design is dull, nothing luxurious about it..bulgy vents, etc...a Jag needs a flat, horizontal dash with a big 'ol plank of wood IMO, not gray bland material..

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    6 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    When this car first came out....I was like :puke:

    Then about 2 years after its release, something happened and I was like :lovey:

     

    But now...after all these years...Im back to  :yuck:

    IOW, where is the XJ MCE?

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    9 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

    IOW, where is the XJ MCE?

    I dunno what MCE stands for?

    I thought I knew, but it aint what I thought it was, that is why I edited this response!

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    MCE stands for mid-cycle enhancement.  Instead of an all-new model, the carmaker upgrades a lot of what is there and sometimes even tweaks the exterior and maybe trim prices.

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    14 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

    MCE stands for mid-cycle enhancement.  Instead of an all-new model, the carmaker upgrades a lot of what is there and sometimes even tweaks the exterior and maybe trim prices.

    Yes. Yes. MCE for mid-cycle enhancement.

    Well...it needed a mid-cycle enhancement 5 years ago...when I started liking it...ironically...that it never got.

    Yes I know...a couple of years ago it got LED lighting up front...

    Its time for a new one as visually, one could tell its a decades old design.

     

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    The current XJ has been around since 2009..didn't realize it had around that long...never saw very many around, even in an area with a lot of luxury cars like Scottsdale.   I like the front and profile styling, but the rear end is ugly, and the interior boring...

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    The S-class has had an MCE, an all new model and another MCE in the time this XJ has been sitting on the market with the same body, interior and 5.0 V8 from 2010.

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    7 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    The S-class has had an MCE, an all new model and another MCE in the time this XJ has been sitting on the market with the same body, interior and 5.0 V8 from 2010.

    Yup as they still have not hit it to be a big seller since you do not see many s class around either. Course you will say it is still the worlds best selling top end luxury sedan. Does not mean it is that big of a hit. Especially when you see the amount of so called luxury SUV/CUV's.

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    18 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Yup as they still have not hit it to be a big seller since you do not see many s class around either. Course you will say it is still the worlds best selling top end luxury sedan. Does not mean it is that big of a hit. Especially when you see the amount of so called luxury SUV/CUV's.

    The S-class outsells the A8, 7-series and XJ combined.  

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    8 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

    Wow. The S-Class is that much of a powerhouse in its segment?  By that logic, why should Audi, Jaguar and BMW even try?

    The problem is that many people are the protagonist in their own little self centered mini drama, and are unaware of and unable to interact with the world around them.

    Just now, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The S-class has been the top selling full size luxury car globally, for how long--40-50 years?   No surprise...

    ...which is why we need other options...the same thing all of the time is boring.

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    11 hours ago, riviera74 said:

    Wow. The S-Class is that much of a powerhouse in its segment?  By that logic, why should Audi, Jaguar and BMW even try?

    Jaguar can go home in this segment Audi has China to save them and the fact that that A8 chassis is shared with Bentley.   BMW actually sells some 7-series and they share that platform with RR.  If this new A8 tanks maybe they will give up, the S-class is going to offer a V6 and come after what little sales the A8 has left.  The only reason BMW, Audi, Lexus and Jaguar have any sales is because they start $20k below the S-class.  Mercedes let them have those sales until now.

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    9 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    Jaguar can go home in this segment Audi has China to save them and the fact that that A8 chassis is shared with Bentley.   BMW actually sells some 7-series and they share that platform with RR.  If this new A8 tanks maybe they will give up, the S-class is going to offer a V6 and come after what little sales the A8 has left.  The only reason BMW, Audi, Lexus and Jaguar have any sales is because they start $20k below the S-class.  Mercedes let them have those sales until now.

    Nope disagree, SMK just as you think the world is best with MB and everything is best no matter eco box to s class, there are those fans that love the other labels. MB did not leave the low end to the other labels till now. There are plenty of people who see garbage when they look at MB compared to their preferred auto line. I have coworkers that think Audi is better than anything else in the world and I know people who think this way about Jag, BMW etc.

    S class might pick up some sales by selling a cheaper S class, though I think they will hurt themselves, but will wait to see what happens. After all you think MB SUV's like G wagon are the best even when Drew posted picture of mismatched screws, interior trim piece colors and fit n finish issues and yet Escalade clearly is unaffected by G Wagon sales.

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    Audi and Lexus will stay as discount option to the S-class.  Maserati needs to dump the Quattroporte and Jag should dump the XJ.  They have to lose money when they sell maybe 5,000 units a year.

    G-wagen is a class above Escalade and 2016 was the G's best sales year since its 1979 debut.  And the other guys are smart they don't try to go after it, they stay away. 

    On a side note, I saw an 2010 or 2011 era Quattroporte S with like 40k miles and the Ferrari V8 and all that, $127,000 base when new and it was $26k used.  No one wants that car.

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    12 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    The S-class outsells the A8, 7-series and XJ combined.  

    3 cars "nobody buys".

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    Let's try this:

    The Escalade outsells the g-wagon, X6 and F-Pace combined in the U.S.

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    I guess the Bugatti Royale must be a really s#$& car because they only sold half dozen.  Good thing the much nicer Corolla has sold 40 Million.

    Could we please stop having school yard fights over sales numbers?

    I love the Escalade, but will every day of the week take an F type over it.

    Would love to actual discuss merits of actual vehicles.

    6 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Audi and Lexus will stay as discount option to the S-class.  Maserati needs to dump the Quattroporte and Jag should dump the XJ.  They have to lose money when they sell maybe 5,000 units a year.

    G-wagen is a class above Escalade and 2016 was the G's best sales year since its 1979 debut.  And the other guys are smart they don't try to go after it, they stay away. 

    On a side note, I saw an 2010 or 2011 era Quattroporte S with like 40k miles and the Ferrari V8 and all that, $127,000 base when new and it was $26k used.  No one wants that car.

    All luxury cars are a horrible investment. Given the cash to buy an S class, give me a GTI and I will happily invest the hundred grand I save.

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    22 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    A simplistic fixation on sales numbers with regard to luxury cars seems counter-intuitive...isn't luxury supposed to be about exclusivity, not sales volume?   

    ...or at least the car, not merely its image with a small group of people?

    I would define being wealthy as being able to live life on ones own terms, and would argue that is different for every wealthy person.  i could see being very wealthy, living in Manhattan, owning no car...being very wealthy, owning a ranch, and driving a basic ford F series...being very wealthy, living in Monaco and driving a Bugatti Veyron...being very wealthy, keeping a modest house in the Midwest and driving an XT5...being very wealthy, driving a vintage Mercedees 280 convertible and living in Palm springs...

    ...I also drive through some less affluent parts of town on a regular basis and see older used Benz, Cadillac, Lincoln, Lexus and the like languishing on used car lots with faded signs on the windshields...

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      “Jaguar Land Rover is unique in the global automotive industry. Designers of peerless models, an unrivalled understanding of the future luxury needs of its customers, emotionally rich brand equity, a spirit of Britishness and unrivalled access to leading global players in technology and sustainability within the wider Tata Group.
      “We are harnessing those ingredients today to reimagine the business, the two brands and the customer experience of tomorrow. The Reimagine strategy allows us to enhance and celebrate that uniqueness like never before. Together, we can design an even more sustainable and positive impact on the world around us,” said Mr Bolloré.
      Two distinct modern luxury brands with sustainability at the centre
      At the heart of its Reimagine plan will be the electrification of both Land Rover and Jaguar brands on separate architectures with two clear, unique personalities.
      In a Land Rover, vehicle and driver are united by adventure. By breaking new ground, confronting new challenges and not being content with the expected, Land Rover truly helps people to go ‘Above and Beyond’. In the next five years, Land Rover will welcome six pure electric variants as it continues to be the world leader of luxury SUVs through its three families of Range Rover, Discovery and Defender. The first all-electric variant will arrive in 2024.
      By the middle of the decade, Jaguar will have undergone a renaissance to emerge as a pure electric luxury brand with a dramatically beautiful new portfolio of emotionally engaging designs and pioneering next-generation technologies. Jaguar will exist to make life extraordinary by creating dramatically beautiful automotive experiences that leave its customers feeling unique and rewarded. Although the nameplate may be retained, the planned Jaguar XJ replacement will not form part of the line-up, as the brand looks to realise its unique potential.
      Jaguar and Land Rover will offer pure electric power, nameplate by nameplate, by 2030. By this time, in addition to 100% of Jaguar sales, it is anticipated that around 60% of Land Rovers sold will be equipped with zero tailpipe powertrains.
      Jaguar Land Rover’s aim is to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039. As part of this ambition, the company is also preparing for the expected adoption of clean fuel-cell power in line with a maturing of the hydrogen economy. Development is already underway with prototypes arriving on UK roads within the next 12 months as part of the long-term investment programme.
      Sustainability that delivers a new benchmark in environmental and societal impact for the luxury sector is fundamental to the success of Reimagine. A new centralised team will be empowered to build on and accelerate pioneering innovations in materiality, engineering, manufacturing, services and circular economy investments. 
      Annual commitments of circa £2.5bn will include investments in electrification technologies and the development of connected services to enhance the journey and experiences of customers, alongside data-centric technologies that will further improve their ownership ecosystem.
      Proven services like the flexible PIVOTAL subscription model (which has grown 750% during the fiscal year), born out of Jaguar Land Rover’s incubator and investor arm, InMotion, will now be rolled out to other markets following a successful launch in the UK.
      Quality and efficiency
      Reimagine will see Jaguar Land Rover establish new benchmark standards in quality and efficiency for the luxury sector by rightsizing, repurposing and reorganising.
      Central to that journey, and in order to establish different personalities for the two brands, is the new architecture strategy. 
      Land Rover will use the forthcoming flex Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA). It will deliver electrified internal combustion engines (ICE) and full electric variants as the company evolves its product line-up in the future. In addition, Land Rover will also use pure electric biased Electric Modular Architecture (EMA) which will also support advanced electrified ICE.
      Future Jaguar models will be built exclusively on a pure electric architecture.
      Reimagine is designed to deliver simplification too. By consolidating the number of platforms and models being produced per plant, the company will be able to establish new benchmark standards in efficient scale and quality for the luxury sector. Such an approach will help rationalise sourcing and accelerate investments in local circular economy supply chains.
      From a core manufacturing perspective that means Jaguar Land Rover will retain its plant and assembly facilities in the home UK market and around the world. As well as being the manufacturer of the MLA architecture, Solihull, West Midlands will also be the home to the future advanced Jaguar pure electric platform. 
      Key partners including Trade Unions, retailers and those in the supply chain will continue to play a vital part of the extended new Jaguar Land Rover ecosystem and its journey towards reimagining the future of modern luxury.
      ReFocus to a more agile operation
      As evidenced with the latest financial results, Jaguar Land Rover has a strong foundation on which to build a sustainable and resilient business for its customers and their communities, partners, employees, shareholders and the environment.
      Driving this transformation is the recently launched Refocus programme, by consolidating existing initiatives like Charge+ with new cross-functional activities.
      Reimagine will see Jaguar Land Rover right-size, repurpose and reorganise into a more agile operation. The creation of a flatter structure is designed to empower employees to create and deliver at speed and with clear purpose.
      To accelerate this efficiency of focus, the company will substantially reduce and rationalise its non-manufacturing infrastructure in the UK. Gaydon will become the symbol of this effort – the ‘reactor’ of the business - with the Executive Team and other management functions moving into the one location to aid frictionless cooperation and agile decision-making.  
      Leapfrog to leadership with Tata Group
      In order to realise its vision of modern luxury mobility with confidence, the company will curate closer collaboration and knowledge-sharing with Tata Group companies to enhance sustainability and reduce emissions as well as sharing best practice in next-generation technology, data and software development leadership. Jaguar Land Rover has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, in which Tata Sons is the largest shareholder, since 2008.
      “We have so many ingredients from within. It is a unique opportunity,” said Mr Bolloré. “Others have to rely solely on external partnerships and compromise, but we have frictionless access that will allow us to lean forward with confidence and at speed.”
      Bringing all these ingredients together, Jaguar Land Rover is on a path towards double-digit EBIT margins and positive cash flow, with an ambition to achieve positive cash net-of-debt by 2025. 
      Ultimately, Jaguar Land Rover aims to be one of the most profitable luxury manufacturers in the world.
      Mr N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc commented: “The Reimagine strategy takes Jaguar Land Rover on a significant path of acceleration in harmony with the vision and sustainability priorities of the wider Tata Group. Together, we will help Jaguar realise its potential, reinforce Land Rover’s timeless appeal and collectively become a symbol of a truly responsible business for its customers, society and the planet.”
      Mr Bolloré concluded: “As a human-centred company, we can, and will, move much faster and with clear purpose of not just reimagining modern luxury but defining it for two distinct brands. Brands that present emotionally unique designs, pieces of art if you like, but all with connected technologies and responsible materials that collectively set new standards in ownership. We are reimagining a new modern luxury by design.”
    • By David
      According to an interview done by Steve Fowler at Auto Express UK, Thierry Bollore the new CEO of Jaguar Land Rover is considering taking Jaguar pure EV to be a Tesla / Polestar competitor and would start with the new Baby Jaguar concept they built. This is a Tesla 3 sized luxury 4 door sedan.


      This comes after so many stories about the Flagship XJ EV being postponed as they focus on ICE auto's. Jaguar has confirmed that due to the success of their i-Pace CUV, they are moving forward with delivery of the XJ EV in 2021.
      Castle Bromwich will be home to all electric auto's that they make including the Road biased Range Rover EV. This comes after sales of the Jaguar XE dropped 28% in 2019. As such, the board with new CEO leadership feels it needs to aggressively move to an all new replacement of the XE with this all electric baby Jaguar.
      Jaguar management is also closely watching Polestar and especially their Polestar 2 EV. 
      The all new MLA EV platform would allow replacements of the E-Pace and F-Pace to be a priority once the XE and XJ are launched.
      Jaguar according to the story is on pace to launch plug-in hybrids of the E & F Pace that will get a facelift along with a move to a Hybrid as a stop gap measure till they are replaced with EVs.
      There are also talks of a smaller electric Jaguar as Jaguar has signed letters of agreement to work with BMW on a electric version of the BMW 1 & 2 series that will go electric and this would bring in a much smaller footprint Jaguar below the XE and i-Pace.
      A big question is that the F-Type sports car while being considered a must by some executives on the Board could fall to the history bin as it only sold 6,000 in the last financial year globally making it the second worst performing auto in their portfolio behind the XJ which will come out next year in the dramatic clean sheet design.
      https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/jaguar/353006/new-baby-electric-jaguar-take-tesla-model-3
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Due to knowledge gained at the I-Pace eTrophy racing series, Jaguar is releasing an update, available at dealerships, for its I-Pace EV CUV.  The update allows the vehicle to travel up to an additional 12 miles on a full charge over the previous range estimate of 292 miles WLTP. 
      The update improves thermal management of the powertrain, alters the torque split front to rear, and improved regenerative braking. The EV system has also been updated to more accurately reflect driving range based on driver habits. The battery will allow the battery to run to a lower state of charge before requiring a recharge without effecting drivablity, durability, or performance. 
      The update is complimentary and can be done at Jaguar dealerships.  The update also includes a new Software-Over-The-Air functionality which will allow the vehicle to receive future updates without visiting a dealership. 
      Jaguar is not changing the estimated 292 range on the WLTP rating though, citing costs required to go through certification again. 

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    • By Drew Dowdell
      Due to knowledge gained at the I-Pace eTrophy racing series, Jaguar is releasing an update, available at dealerships, for its I-Pace EV CUV.  The update allows the vehicle to travel up to an additional 12 miles on a full charge over the previous range estimate of 292 miles WLTP. 
      The update improves thermal management of the powertrain, alters the torque split front to rear, and improved regenerative braking. The EV system has also been updated to more accurately reflect driving range based on driver habits. The battery will allow the battery to run to a lower state of charge before requiring a recharge without effecting drivablity, durability, or performance. 
      The update is complimentary and can be done at Jaguar dealerships.  The update also includes a new Software-Over-The-Air functionality which will allow the vehicle to receive future updates without visiting a dealership. 
      Jaguar is not changing the estimated 292 range on the WLTP rating though, citing costs required to go through certification again. 
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