Jaguar has officially revealed the 2016 new XJ saloon and it would go on sale from September 2015 in UK. The 2016 Jaguar XJ facelift comes with several cosmetic changes at the outside, while it gets more instruments and updates inside the cabin. Mechanically, the engines are retained but they are more powerful than before. It is expected to be launched in India in early 2016.
The 2016 all-aluminium luxury saloon XJ now flaunts full LED headlights, Twin 'J-Blade' daytime running lights, and larger chrome grille at the front fascia. At the rear, there is a new J-signature tail and position light graphic with new LED taillights and oval exhaust finishers. In addition, the rear bumper now features a gloss black valance and a slender chrome insert. Inside the cabin, there are materials such as semi-aniline leather and inlay veneers. There is a new infotainment system with InControl Touch Pro, which offers features such as door-to-door navigation and 1,300W Meridian digital audio system. Using the vehicle's antenna for the strongest, most reliable signal, the new XJ can function as a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing a connection for up to eight devices.
The new Jaguar XJ range will consist of: XJ Luxury, XJ Premium Luxury, XJ Portfolio, XJ R-Sport, XJR, XJ Autobiography. The Autobiography model, new to XJ in the 2016 model year and available only with the long-wheelbase body, can be identified on the outside by chrome front bumper air intakes and 20" Maroa wheels. Inside, there's a unique Autobiography Intaglio, quilted semi-aniline leather seats with contrasting stitching, a leather headliner, rich oak inlay veneer, and illuminated stainless steel treadplates, air vents and boot finisher. Rear seat occupancy is provided by individual seats with seat back movement and massage function, and a rear seat entertainment system with two folding 10.2" HD screens.
Following other Jaguar models, the XJ gains an R-Sport model with new side sills, three-piece front splitter, side power vents and a rear spoiler. A gloss black finish enhances the grille mesh, rear valance and the window finishers. Wheels are 20" Mataivia. The interior gains sports seats, R-Sport steering wheel and treadplates, Jet headliner and piano black trim or carbon fibre. The driving experience is better than before, thanks to the V6 diesel engine which offers more power and torque and less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and an electric power-assisted steering system. Under the hood, the India-spec model would have the same 3.0L V6 diesel engine which would now generate top power of 296bhp at 4000rpm with peak torque of 700Nm at 2000rpm. It would be linked to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox.