It's not that impressive when you consider how many engine variants the XJ (3.0L V6 diesel, 2.0L I4 petrol turbocharged, 3.0L V6 petrol supercharged, 5.0L V8 petrol, 5.0L V8 petrol supercharged) has over the LS. In much of the world (i.e. Europe) the only LSes for sale are hybrids and big V8 gasoline engines, which are very expensive.
In the UK for example the cheapest LS you can buy starts 71,995 GBP ($112,542). Meanwhile you can get into an S-class in the UK for 62,650 GBP ($97,921), an A8 for 56,930 GBP ($88,992), and an XJ for 56,865 GBP ($88,891).
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Not bad for a Tata sub brand.
Toe to toe I doubt a Jag XJ can outsell the Lexus LS. Heck I'd say the A8 would have a tough time too.
Which leads me back to the original statement.... Lexus is just behind the curve.
Could we just agree now to call it Jag-you-are? It DOES have al-you-min-ium boot and bonnet, doesn't it?
And yes, I'd take a Jag over a Lexus any day of the week.
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But yeah with no diesels and no small displacement engines, the LS barely participates in the same market as the others outside of the US. But if it did (and in the future it might), I see it easily outselling the XJ and posing a serious threat to the A8. In the first year of the current gen model the LS was the best selling full size luxury sedan in the world, outselling even the S-class.
BTW I spent a few days in San Francisco, and I must say Vancouver is a much nicer city (cleaner, greener, more modern, and better maintained).
The difference is one is in the US... and the other is in Canada. SF isn't the cleanest city around. And the construction and all the torn up roads aren't helping any.
Problem with SF is that it's so damn expensive. It is also more populous that Vancouver with much higher population density.
Also, isn't Vancouver a top 5 "best places to live" in the world?? The only cities from the US in the Top 30 are Honolulu and San Francisco -- at 28 and 29.
But in the world rankings as a global city, San Francisco is a top tier city, Vancouver is not.
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