An all-new Jaguar XJ could arrive in 2019. Reports suggest that the new car will move along the lines of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It is likely to become a hotbed for the Leaping Cat’s newest and latest technical innovations moving in line with what is expected from a flagship model these days.
The company has been on the revival spree and has facelifted its current range (XJ included) as well as introduced two new models- XE, F-Pace and this is expected to give the brand an all-important boost. However, the current XJ is seven years old which in automotive terms is a really long time.
It is believed that the company almost axed the model and was contemplating other body styles to take over the reins. However, the success of the current S-Class and the arrival of a new tech laden 7 Series is believed to have altered this thought process.
The new XJ will get a new set of engines with at least one of them being a hybrid unit. A new design philosophy will also be a part of the makeover for this next generation XJ. It will be underpinned by the same new D7a aluminium intensive platform found in the latest XF.
It will be an uphill task for Jaguar to reinvent the XJ but it has done this before with much success and so this new car, hopefully, should be just as stunning as its predecessors.