The Jaguar XJ has been in the British car manufacturer’s lineup since 1968, becoming the brand’s flagship offering just two years later. Fifty years since its introduction and the XJ is still Jaguar’s top cat, growing in size and luxury with every iteration. The car spans nine generations and dozens of variants. It's fascinating to see how the Midlands company has updated and adapted specific styling cues throughout several XJ generations. 

BudgetDirect compiled terrific illustrations of all nine generations of the Jaguar XJ, making generational changes easy to spot. Click through the slideshow to see how it has changed. 

Source: BudgetDirect