Jaguar is hoping to attract more chauffeur fleets to the XJ range by opening its order books for a diesel version of the XJ long-wheel-base.

The long version of the XJ is expected to carry the same £1750 premium over the regular model making the price of the XJ TDVi Sovereign LWB £51,795. Fuel and performance figures will be near identical to the standard car’s 35.0mpg fuel figure and 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds.

LWB version of the XJ already account for about 12% of XJ sales, with this expected to rise with the introduction of a diesel. First deliveries are expect at the start of next year.