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First Oz look: Jag XJ returns to its roots

Coming soon: The Jaguar XJ6 will go on-sale in April.

Jaguar adds a famous name to its lineup of XJ luxury saloons

2 Mar 2004

JAGUAR Australia has announced the new generation XJ6 luxury saloon will retail for $149,900 when it goes on sale here in April.

The XJ6 - a name which harks back to the original XJ's 1968 launch - will be powered by the 3.0-litre AJ-V6 engine which produces 179kW and 300Nm.

It is the same DOHC 24-valve engine design that is already offered here in the X-Type and S-Type.

But because of the new generation XJ’s bonded aluminium chassis, Jaguar claims comparable performance with the superceded 3.2-litre XJ8 V8 model that went off sale last June.

The XJ6 is the new price leader in the XJ range which went on-sale last July. It undercuts the 3.5-litre XJ8 V8 by $20,000.

The car was unveiled locally for the first time by Jaguar Australia’s new general manager, David Blackhall.

Mr Blackhall, a former Ford Australia employee, joins Jaguar Australia after five years with Ford in the US.

He replaces Danny Rezek, who left the company in controversial circumstances late last year.

6 center image “While the XJ6 competes directly against BMW's 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-class in features and size, the price is more comparable to their mid-luxury offerings of 5 Series and E-class,” Mr Blackhall said.

The XJ6 has the same level of specification as the rest of the normally-aspirated XJ range in offering standard satellite navigation, television, premium sound, front-fitted phone and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

* Jaguar's also previewed the updated version of S-Type mid-sizer. First unveiled at Detroit in January, it will go on-sale in Australia around mid-year. No pricing or spec details changes were announced.

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