Jaguar unveils new luxury sedan
Amman, April 15, 2013
Jaguar Land Rover recently unveiled its XJR model at the New York Auto Show 2013, the first ‘R’ model in the XJ range, which incorporates bespoke chassis and aerodynamic developments to create focused, agile responses.
Seamless performance is provided by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that boasts 550PS and 680Nm, a statement from the company said. Subtle exterior styling cues, which also optimise the flow of air over and around the car, have given the XJR a distinctively assertive appearance. A front splitter, special ‘R’ bonnet louvres and quad tailpipes also add to the car’s appearance.
Combined with an eight-speed transmission that extends the performance characteristics of the car, the XJR is capable of accelerating from zero to 60mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 174mph (280km/h).
Adrian Hallmark, global brand director, Jaguar, said: “The new XJR epitomises the three pillars of technology, performance and seductive design which the Jaguar brand stands for in the twenty-first century, while delivering new levels of dynamic ability in a luxury saloon.”
“The XJR is the sporting pinnacle of the XJ range. This car has been dynamically set-up from the outset to deliver stunning performance, while still retaining the luxury and comfort common to the entire XJ range,” Andrew Dobson, chief programme engineer of Jaguar XJR, said. “The XJR has all the breadth of capability you could wish for in a high-performance luxury saloon car.”
Amjad Saeed, general manager of the official distributer of Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo brands in Jordan, said: “Jaguar Land Rover continues to pioneer the introduction of superior models that combine the latest technologies, seamless performance and avant-garde design. The XJR embodies all these characteristics. We are very excited to be launching this outstanding model in the Jordanian market and are confident that our customers will enjoy its exceptional features.” – TradeArabia News Service