To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Jaguar Land Rover has launched the Jaguar XJ50 at Rs.1.1crore

New Delhi, India, 2019-Sep-21 — /EPR Network/ — The Jaguar XJ50 is essentially the long-wheelbase version of the Jaguar XJ with minor cosmetic changes and a new moniker to differentiate it from the standard model.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Jaguar Land Rover has launched the Jaguar XJ50 in the Indian market. The Jaguar XJ50 carries over the essential footprint of the standard XJ. The Jaguar XJ50 is available in four colours and a diesel-automatic engine-gearbox combination. We recently got our hands on the XJ50, and here’s a sneak peek from our Jaguar XJ50 review.

From what started as an “eXperimental Jaguar” turned out to be the company’s one of the most successful product for 50 years. The Jaguar XJ first came in production in 1968 setting a new benchmark in comfort, luxury and refinement. In India though, Jaguar launched the XJ at the 2010 Auto Expo. Even after eight years, the design – which remains largely unchanged – looks stunning. As for the few cosmetic updates, the XJ50 boasts new mildly tweaked bumper, radiator grille with chrome surround, and new 19-inch alloy wheels. On the interior front, the Jag now sports the XJ50 insignia on the door sills, central armrest and dashboard. Other updates include new soft grain diamond-quilted leather seats, anodised gear shifter and aluminium pedals.

Powering the Jaguar XJ50 is a 3.0-litre V6 diesel that is capable of churning out 302bhp and a mind-numbing 689Nm of torque. As reflected by its on-paper figures, the XJ50 churns out more power and torque than its rivals. While the 161bhp/ton power-to-ton weight ratio might seem inadequate, the dollops of torque make it sufficient to drive around in an enthusiastic manner. In fact, the Jaguar XJ50 almost never feels underpowered. However, the refinement levels are not exactly class-leading. At higher revs, diesel clatter seeps into the cabin, which is something that hampers the overall experience. The suspension setup, on the whole, is on the stiffer side. While small undulations are immaculately carpeted by the Jag, larger potholes really creep into the cabin. However, as a result, the XJ50 handles like a charm. All in all, Jaguar has perfected the XJ50 in 50 years. And while this anniversary edition does feel special, this Jag really needs a generation upgrade. To read the extensive Jaguar XJ50 review, be sure to tune in to autoX.

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