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Beijing: Jaguar XJ50 anniversary edition

by Justin King

Celebrating 50 years of the XJ flagship sedan, the XJ50 features unique bodywork and upgraded interior elements.

Jaguar has revealed the XJ50, an anniversary edition that marks 50 years since the flagship XJ sedan first arrived on the market.

Designers have tweaked the front and rear bumper styling, taking inspiration from the Autobiography edition. The look is complemented by unique 20-inch wheels, a black front grille and special badging.

The interior has been upgraded with soft-grain diamond-quilt seats with an embossed leaper on the headrests and an XJ50 logo on the center armrest. When entering, the door sill illuminates with another XJ50 logo.

The XJ Series 1 kicked off the half-century run in 1968 and has been kept alive for eight generations. The modern XJ has been extensively refined, with an aluminum monocoque body that slashed weight by 40 percent from the nameplate's 2003 peak.

The XJ50 will be available in both standard- and long-wheelbase configurations and a choice between diesel and gasoline engines.

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