2017 Jaguar XJ Gets A Hybrid, Chases The S-Class

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Jaguar no longer intends to remain seated comfortably selling five-figures worth of sales each year. Now it intends to chase the Mercedes-Benz S-Class by going for more volume sales, though it is quite well above the S-Class in terms of luxury branding.

The same aluminum-based platform sat under the Jaguar XF will be carrying the XJ and in order for the sedan to be lighter some carbon fiber will be swapped into certain parts of its build.

And there is no luxury without advancement, so the XJ is going to adopt some self-driving technology along with a enhancements to the tech in its cabin involving the instrument panel and infotainment system.

There isn’t official details on what the output of the 2017 model will be but a hybrid version is on the way, aided by a new V6 engine. The current base model XJ uses a 3.0L V6 to deliver 340hp and 332lb-ft torque and the top-spec 5.0L Supercharged V8 does 550hp and 502lb-ft.