Jaguar has launched its 2016 XJ in India with a starting price tag of INR 98.03 lakh. Brought to India via the CKD route and put together locally in Pune, the new MY 2016 XJ is Jaguar’s flagship model and the most luxurious limo on offer by the house of the Leaping Cat.
The car is available with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine. The uprated 3.0-litre diesel produces 296hp of peak power, 700 Nm of peak torque and sprints from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. The 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, on the other hand, produces 237 hp of power, 340 Nm of torque and does its 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds.
The prices of the 3 variants available in India are provided below
- Jaguar XJ 2.0L (177kW) Petrol Portfolio: INR 99.23 Lacs
- Jaguar XJ 3.0L (221kW) Diesel Premium Luxury: INR 98.03 Lacs
- Jaguar XJ 3.0L (221kW) Diesel Portfolio: INR 105.42 Lacs
All prices are ex-showroom, pre-octroi in Mumbai
On the outside, the new 2016 Jaguar XJ gets full LED headlights along with double ‘J-Blade signature’ daytime running lights. The low, wide stance, along with an aerodynamic shape and chrome emphasized side windows underline the elongated form of the XJ. The front of the car has been remodelled with a more upright grille featuring mesh detail. At the rear, updates include elliptical tailpipes, a revised bumper design and new tail lights incorporating LED technology. The new LED lights at the rear provide a striking, smooth ‘ribbon of light’, pinstripe graphics and combine with LED light chips to make the New XJ look distinctive. The car is available in 8 colours – Polaris White, Rhodium Silver, Ammonite Grey, Dark Sapphire, Odyssey Red, Aurora Red, British Racing Green and Ultimate Black.
On the inside, the car gets a gamut of comfort, convenience and driver-aid features. The most notable of these include
360° Park Distance Control with Surround Camera System
- Park Assist
- All Surface Progress Control (ASPC)
- Deployable Rear Seat Entertainment System with 25.90 cm HD Screens
- 20.32 cm InControl Touch Pro infotainment system
- Meridian 825W Digital Surround Sound System which uses 20 speakers including 2 subwoofers.
- The smartphone like touch-screen response, with multi-touch gestures such as pinch, zoom and swipe
- 31.24 cm instrument panel display
- Quilted Soft Grain Leather Perforated Seats
- Panoramic Glass Roof
- Navigation System
Inside the cabin, the 31.24 cm TFT screen displays the speed, fuel and temperature gauges and it can be set to display the most relevant information. This redesigned Instrument Panel Display is integrated with the 20.32 cm Touch-screen allowing to the driver to put the information on the instruments or on the centre console.
On the comfort front, both front seats get 5 different massage programmes. The rear features airline-style reclining seats with 3 massage programmes and memory. The rear seats can be programmed to return to an upright position when the door. The rear passenger can also move the empty front passenger seat forward to increase legroom.
The Long Wheel Base (LWB) version gets a unique ‘limousine’ ride with revised air suspension. With more than a meter of legroom, the rear seat occupants are always drenched in comfort.
The rear cabin also gets individual 25.90 cm HD screens, with a multimedia remote under the armrest, some storage and front and rear seat controls. Folding business tables, LED reading lights, drop-in footrests and electric side rear window blinds are also available to add comfort, convenience and privacy.
The New Jaguar XJ comes with Adaptive Dynamics system which continually monitors the car up to 500 times a second. Working in conjunction with the air suspension, it constantly varies the damping to suit the conditions. In addition, the All Surface Progress Control is a low-speed cruise-control that helps the car to cope with low traction situations. ASPC allows one to concentrate on steering the vehicle and when activated, one can use the cruise control buttons to set a ‘target’ speed between3.6km/h and 30km/h. The system then works to achieve and maintain that speed while exerting optimum traction control.
Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said:
“The New Jaguar XJ is designed to deliver greater levels of luxury and performance. With its even more assertive and bolder look, the New XJ has a commanding presence on the road, making it a definitive head turner. Its luxurious interiors, powerful engine and latest technology will enhance the in-car experience of our discerning customers by making it even more productive, entertaining and relaxing.”
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