Commencing its series of offerings for the new year, JaguarIndia has launched the 2016 XJ saloon in the country priced at98.03 lakh (ex-showroom, pre-octroi in Mumbai). The British carmaker’s flagship saloon gets updated with refreshed styling, new features and improved performance being available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Like its competition the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series, the 2016 XJ continues to be locally assembled at the Pune based facility.
Cosmetically, the 2016 Jaguar XJ remains largely the same as the outgoing model, but has been updated with a more upright front grille finished with mesh detailing; whereas the headlights sport full LED lights and new double J Blade signature LED lights. At the rear, the saloon gets new elliptical LED tail lights for a distinctive new look. The automaker also suggests that the new XJ is slightly more aerodynamic reducing air resistance and improving acceleration.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Jaguar XJ saloon gets a new 31.24-cm TFT instrument panel display that puts forth all the relevant information including fuel, speed, temperature gauges and much more. The new system features a new graphical interface offering advanced functionality. The saloon also gets updated with the deployable rear seat entertainment system with 25.90-cm HD screens and the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system for improved connectivity. Furthermore, the interior gets quilted soft grain leather upholstered seats with three massage programmes and memory function; a panoramic glass roof, LED reading lights and an updated navigation system.
The new Jaguar XJ also offers the limousine ride feature which gets revised air suspension settings for improved ride quality. Other Electronic aids on the flagship Jaguar include the 360-degree Park Distance Control with Surround Camera System, Park Assist, All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), Adaptive Dynamics system while acoustic needs are handled by the 825 Watt Meridian Surround Sound system with 20 speakers including 2 subwoofers.
Under the hood, the 2016 Jaguar XJ draws power from a 2.0-litre petrol engine tuned to produce 240PS at 5500rpm while developing 340Nm of torque at 1750rpm and does the 0-100 km/hr run in 7.9 seconds. Diesel power comes from a 3.0-litre engine belting out 300PS at 4000rpm and a healthy 700Nm of torque at 2000rpm with 0-100 km/hr coming up in just 6.2 seconds. Both engines come paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Sales for the new XJ have commenced across Jaguar dealers across the country and the saloon is offered in 8 colour options including Polaris White, Rhodium Silver, Ammonite Grey, Dark Sapphire, Odyssey Red, Aurora Red, British Racing Green and Ultimate Black. The new XJ will be joining the all-new XE and XF saloon’s at the upcoming auto expo next month.