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Year-to-year changes[]


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.


A limited-edition Majestic sedan was added for this year.


The Majestic and Sovereign sedans were never seen again as of 1993.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


This was the last model year for the XJ12.


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[]

Model year(s) Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1994 XJ6 $51,750 October 1, 1993
1994 Vanden Plas $59,400 October 1, 1993
1994 XJ12 $73,200 October 1, 1993
1995 XJ6 $53,450 October 17, 1994
1995 Vanden Plas $62,200 October 17, 1994
1995 XJR $65,000 October 17, 1994
1995 XJ12 $77,250 October 17, 1994
1995 XJ6 $53,900 June 1, 1995
1995 Vanden Plas $62,900 June 1, 1995
1995 XJR $64,250 June 1, 1995
1995 XJ12 $74,000 June 1, 1995
1996 XJ6 $56,320 September 22, 1995
1996 Vanden Plas $64,420 September 22, 1995
1996 XJR $66,270 September 22, 1995
1996 XJ12 $79,370 September 22, 1995