• Sign in
  • |
  • Sign up

Jag-u-ar is Still Daring and Dashing at 75: Introducing the Jaguar XJ75

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Jaguar  L Portfolio
Used 2011 Jaguar
$29,999
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Jaguar XJ L Supercharged
Used 2011 Jaguar XJ
$28,995
RELATED READING
See all Jaguar XJ articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Autotrader August 2010

Crouched on muscular haunches at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, Jaguar's XJ75 Platinum Concept helped the British marque celebrate "75 Years of Looking Forward." Jaguar plans to celebrate its 75th birthday all year long and this XJ – the most visually striking version to date – is just one ingredient.

Built on a long-wheelbase 2011 XJL Supercharged, Jaguar ratchets up the difference between light and dark elements of the well-received XJ (a fresh design for 2010). The Platinum plays matte white paint against black chrome trim and bespoke black 22-inch wheels finish the sporting look. Rounding out the exterior changes are a lowered stance, plus front, rear and side sill extensions.

The interior's dark leather goes nicely with the pearlescent white vents and veneers and the diamond-stitched suede inserts on the seats and in the headliner.

There is speculation that this concept hints at the direction for an XJR model (the "R" suffix denoting Jaguar's most powerful, most agile models). The U.K.'s Autocar magazine claims that while Jaguar doesn't admit to plans for an XJR, "such a model is almost certain to appear in the XJ's lifetime given the badge's history."

XJR history includes some vehicles with upgraded trim, wheels and suspensions, plus others that also packed more powerful engines. Jaguar currently offers the 385-horsepower XJ and XJL, the 470-hp XJ and XJL Supercharged, and the 510-hp special-order XJ and XJL Supersports. Whether Jaguar will go beyond this or keep XJR tweaks to suspension and styling remains to be seen.

Jaguar also used the Pebble Beach venue as a springboard for the North American introduction of its limited-edition 2011 Jaguar XKR175 Coupe. Just 160 will be produced for the States, with another 15 headed for Canada. This model sports a host of aerodynamic and cosmetic revisions compared with the usual XKR. Red brake calipers peek out from new 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, while Jaguar's 510-hp, direct-injected and supercharged V8 turns the rear wheels to a 174-mph top speed. MSRP is $104,500 including destination.


Jaguar has seen plenty of mixed fortunes over its 75 years, from breathtaking designs to build quality issues, ill-conceived entry-level cars and masters who didn't quite know how to position the marque in the modern auto world. Now in the hands of India's Tata Motors, Jaguar once again has the wherewithal to make fast, beautiful cars.

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Jaguar  L Portfolio
Used 2011 Jaguar
$29,999
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Jaguar XJ L Supercharged
Used 2011 Jaguar XJ
$28,995
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Jag-u-ar is Still Daring and Dashing at 75: Introducing the Jaguar XJ75 - Autotrader