Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1991[edit | edit source]
At the beginning of the '90s, one of Jaguar's 4-door sedans, the XJ6, was available as either a base, Sovereign, or Vanden Plas model.
1992[edit | edit source]
A limited-edition Majestic sedan was added for this year.
1993[edit | edit source]
The Majestic and Sovereign sedans were never seen again as of 1993.
1994[edit | edit source]
A new XJ12, introduced this year, was basically the same machine as the XJ6 Vanden Plas, but with a silky-smooth 313-hp V12 engine. It competed with the big BMW 750iL and Mercedes S500 and S600.
1995[edit | edit source]
The XJ sedans were restyled and re-engineered for 1995. They were made to look more like the traditional XJ sedans, with four round headlamps that flow into hood and fender bulges, a softer grille and body-color bumpers. Trapezoidal taillights evoked previous Jaguar sedans, too. The line has grown into a 4-model series.
The 6-cylinder XJ6 competed with the BMW 5-series, Lexus LS 400, Infiniti Q45 and Mercedes E320 and E420, Cadillac Seville and Lincoln Continental. It was also available as the upgraded Vanden Plas, with a fancier interior, more luxury touches and chrome trim.
Jaguar's first supercharged engine, a 322-hp version of the Six, powered the XJR model, giving it a 0-to-60 time of 6.7 seconds. It was distinguished by a body-color grille and leather sports seats. It competed with the BMW M5 and Mercedes E500.
Both this car and XJ12 used a General Motors electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission in place of the German ZF automatic in the XJ6 and Vanden Plas. Of course, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and dual airbags were included on every Jaguar sedan as well as impeccable race-bred handling, genuinely high performance and a traditional interior with all the wood and leather ambiance of a private Pall Mall men's club.
1996[edit | edit source]
This was the last model year for the XJ12.
1997[edit | edit source]
A new XJ6L was introduced for this model year, again for a limited time only before the XJ6 was completely dropped. However, the Vanden Plas survived to the next model year.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
- $51,750 (1994 Jaguar XJ6)
- $59,400 (1994 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas)
- $73,200 (1994 Jaguar XJ12)
As of October 17, 1994:
- $53,450 (1995 Jaguar XJ6)
- $62,200 (1995 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas)
- $65,000 (1995 Jaguar XJR)
- $77,250 (1995 Jaguar XJ12)
As of mid-1995:
- $53,900 (1995 Jaguar XJ6)
- $62,900 (1995 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas)
- $64,250 (1995 Jaguar XJR)
- $74,000 (1995 Jaguar XJ12)
As of September 22, 1995:
- $56,320 (1996 Jaguar XJ6)
- $64,420 (1996 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas)
- $66,270 (1996 Jaguar XJR)
- $79,370 (1996 Jaguar XJ12)