The legendary XJ sedan was first produced long ago, in the year 1968. Since that time more than six generations of the model appeared to please car-lovers the world over. The car was very popular despite its spicy price.
The first models came out in different types of transmission and engine’s capacity. The outstanding 4.2-liter engine coupled to automatic transmission model had significant power worth the price paid for it. The innovations were later introduced, bringing within V4 and then V6 engines with manual 5-speed gearbox. Each new generation was aimed to beat superb capacity and general performance of the vehicle. The most recent generation of XJ6 had V6 3.2- or 4.0-liter power plant. Later, after the year 1997, the representatives of the sixth generation had to be replaced by a renewed XJ8.
The exterior of the car was slightly modified as compared to its closest predecessors. The facelift had to be done due to the changes of safety regulations in the USA. The bumpers, grille and headlights were revised versions of previous generations. The general trend of the changes in the exterior was the extending of the window line and the new, dynamic shape of the roof. The sunroof with metallic finishes and alloy-wheels were traditional. In the nineties some factories began to produce cars with extended wheelbase, but this change of the exterior was available only for individual orders.
As for the interior, it has always been elegant. The elements of the instrument panel had tendency to have been placed before the yeas of the driver. All the versions had this variant of panel displacement. The general overview of previous XJ6 models suggests that the designers tried hard to make every detail be in its right place. .
The Jaguar could easily beat other producers because of the premium-level of design and engine’s capabilities. Jaguar XJ6 has always been choice of confident people, willing to try the noisy power plant at hand. The suspension and the easiness of handling make the car superior to the rivals of the same class’ cars.