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Jaguar adds performance flagship to XJ among 2018 updates

6 2018 Jaguar XJ XJR575

Jaguar has updated its XJ luxury saloon for 2018 with the introduction of the XJR575 performance flagship model.

A host of technology upgrades and the addition of the latest intelligent safety features complete the update.

The new XJR575 delivers 575PS and 700Nm of torque, allowing it to reach 60mph in just 4.2 seconds.

Customers will be able to choose between two bespoke exterior colour finishes created at Special Vehicle Operations’ Oxford Road facility: Velocity Blue and Satin Corris Grey.

Tailor-made exterior details include a rear spoiler, side sills, front bumper and lower air intakes featuring Gloss Black surrounds. Updated XJR575 exterior badging and twin bonnet louvres mark the vehicle out from the rest of the range while 20-inch Farallon gloss-black wheels with red painted brake callipers are the final dynamic flourish.

Inside the XJR575 features bespoke embossed tread plates, 575 intaglio and diamond-quilted seating available in Jet/Jet and Ivory/Jet colour options and finished with additional 575 branding.

The XJ features a number of technology upgrades which enhance connectivity with 4G Wi-Fi capability, allowing occupants to stay online on the move with as many as eight devices.

In addition, the central console now features a larger 10-inch touchscreen. As well as giving customers greater clarity, the bigger screen functions like a smartphone allowing occupants to pinch and zoom when using satellite navigation and create custom homepages for shortcuts to favoured features.

To enhance the cars safety credentials and the XJ now features Forward Traffic Detection to assist drivers when forward visibility is restricted, for example when pulling out of blind junctions.

Lane Keep Assist is prevents unintended lane-changes and Driver Condition Monitor prompts the driver to take a break.

Jaguar’s advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system operates from 3-37mph, automatically applying the brakes when the risk of a collision is detected.

The 2018 Model Year XJ is available to order now from Jaguar UK retailers, priced from £59,995 on-the-road.

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