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.
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.
[Via – Auto Blog]