The ultra-posh Jaguar XJ just got more luxurious

Is this the pinnacle of opulence?
by Gerard Jude Castillo | Jun 16, 2015

Jaguar XJ

Tracing its roots back to the original model introduced in 1968, the latest Jaguar XJ is touted to be one of the most luxurious rides in the full-size sedan class. The face-lifted model takes its cue from the X351 body style, first seen in 2009, and puts in place a whole slew of upgrades to make the car even more luxurious and engaging to drive.

The front end features a new, more upright grille flanked by the now-signature quad LED headlight cluster; the latter also has auto high-beam assist. Sporty side air blades enhance the swooping side profile, while the rear is finished off by LED taillights with signature Jag J-tail and positioning lights.

Inside, the new XJ can be ordered with Portfolio trim with quilted soft-touch leather, complete with diamond stitching and ebony veneer for that truly upscale touch. Luxury isn’t the XJ’s only ace--it likewise boasts an infotainment system that keeps occupants both connected and entertained while on the road. The new InControl Touch Pro system has a quad-core processor, a 60GB storage capacity, and a solid-state drive. It even has a Wi-Fi network and can be operated via touchscreen. Plus, all your media will sound truly awesome, thanks to the 26-speaker, 1,300W Meridian Reference sound system.

Buyers can choose from an all-aluminum family of I4, V6 or V8 powerplants. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder puts out 237hp and 340Nm; the 3.0-liter V6 develops 335hp and 450Nm; and the 5.0-liter V8’s output ranges from 463hp and 575Nm, all the way to 542hp and 680Nm. All engines benefit from direct injection, turbocharging, and start-stop technology.

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Those who prefer a diesel motor may opt for the 3.0-liter V6 that pumps out 296hp and a tree-pulling 700Nm. This makes for a 0-100kph sprint time of just 6.9 seconds while still being Euro 6-compliant.

New to the XJ range for 2016 is the Autobiography package. This features a host of exterior and interior upgrades to make the long-wheelbase model different from the “usual” variants. These include chrome air intakes, 20-inch Mataiva wheels, semi-aniline quilted leather with contrast stitching, and illuminated stainless-steel treadplates and air vents, just to name a few.

The 2016 Jaguar XJ will be available in the United Kingdom later this year, so you may start inquiring about it with Jaguar Philippines.


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