The 2016 Jaguar XJ features a larger, more upright grille, while sculpted chrome blades in the outboard air intakes emphasise the car’s mature, prestigious character. The full LED headlights accentuate the ‘quad lamp’ design feature that Jaguar sporting sedans have made their own.
They are further enhanced with active front steer- and static bend lamp functions, and auto high beam-assist. LED headlights also provide a colour temperature closer to that of daylight than Bi-Xenon lamps, improving visibility and driver comfort, and are also more energy-efficient.
Twin daytime running lights are a unique feature to XJ, befitting its status in the Jaguar saloon car range. The white light instantly and seamlessly changes to orange when the direction indicator is operated.
The LED rear lights feature a new J-signature tail and position light graphic, making the 2016 Jaguar XJ even more distinctive. The rear bumper now features a gloss black valance and a slender chrome insert. Oval exhaust finishers complete the look.
The XJ’s peerless interior design has been taken to the next level. So luxurious has it become that the outgoing Portfolio trim is now used for the Premium Luxury model. The new Portfolio gains quilted soft-grain leather seats with diamond stitching and embossed headrests, and figured ebony veneer.
Matching this traditional craftsmanship is state-of-the-art technology, including a new infotainment system. InControl Touch Pro offers features such as door-to-door navigation, Wi-Fi and 1,300W Meridian Digital Reference audio.
The new R-Sport model features a three-piece front splitter, deep side sills, side power vents and rear spoiler. A gloss black finish enhances the grille mesh, rear valance and, as standard in select markets, the window finishers. Wheels are 20″ Venom. The interior gains sports seats, R-Sport steering wheel and treadplates, Jet headliner and piano black trim.
The powertrain range will consist of: 300 PS 3.0-litre V6 diesel automatic; RWD, 240 PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic; RWD, 340 PS 3.0-litre V6 petrol automatic; RWD/AWD, 470, 510 and 550 PS 5.0-litre V8 petrol automatic; RWD.