Jaguar XJ Ultimate Unveiled at Beijing Car Exhibition

By Paul Joseph

Amongst the array of luxury cars on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition earlier this week was the new XJ Ultimate from Jaguar.

The new Jaguar is billed as one of the most luxurious, opulent and elaborate XJ models in the car’s 45-year history, featuring a strikingly high-spec interior.

A full-length, leather-trimmed centre console includes individually-tailored rear seats with power adjustment and massage functions, an electrically-powered business table, integrated iPad functionality, a Meridian in-car surround sound system, and a champagne chiller.

The XJ Ultimate will be offered with Jaguar’s existing 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine (in supercharged form) and a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel.

Additionally, the model will also be offered with Jaguars new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, which will be introduced from 2013.

The first 20 Ultimate models made will be painted in Celestial Black, but customers can also order their car in Polaris White – and any colour in between.

Jaguar has yet to officially price the XJ Ultimate, but industry insiders expect it to cost around £128,000 ($207,000) when it reaches the UK in November.

By Paul Joseph