2016 Jaguar XJ revealed, comes with minor styling upgrades and new trim levels


Jaguar has revealed the 2016 model year XJ full-size sedan, which comes with a series of updates. It’s the first time since 2010 that the British automaker’s flagship model has received a thorough makeover; however, the changes on the outside are hardly noticeable. The main visual differences in terms of the styling upgrade include a bigger, more upright front grille while the air intakes have sculpted chrome blades. The full LED headlights have slightly revised graphics along with fresh J-signature LED taillights which make the XJ appear more “distinctive” also helped by the oval exhaust finishers. Majority of the upgrades have been carried out on the inside.

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The revamped cabin includes a new InControl Touch Pro touchscreen infotainment system along with multi-touch control and a 60-gig solid-state hard drive. A new 17-speaker Meridian sound system comes standard, and the instrument cluster has also been redesigned. The XJ also benefits from Jaguar’s All-Surface Progress Control system and a host of driver assistance features. Rear-drive models also get a new electric power-assisted steering rack and semi-automated parking system. There is also a new commute mode that learns your daily routine and can automatically offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using both historic and real-time traffic information. Approach mode displays a 360-degree interactive view of your surroundings when you get to within 656 feet of your destination and can direct you to the nearest available parking space.


Joining the existing line-up is a new top-level Autobiography model. Available only in long-wheelbase form, it features new 20-inch alloy wheels, quilted leather seats, illuminated stainless steel treadplates, individual rear seats and a bespoke rear entertainment system. The other new trim level is R-Sport, which features sports seats and small styling upgrades. The 2016 Jaguar XJ will go on sale this fall at a starting price in UK of £58,690 ($92,300 approx) for the entry-level XJ SWB 3.0D Luxury and go all the way up to £100,000 ($157,000 approx) for the XJ LWB Autobiography variant.

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