2016 Jaguar XJ launched in India from Rs. 98.03 lakhs
Starting off with its offerings for 2016, Jaguar has just launched the latest iteration of the XJ in India with prices starting from Rs. 98.03 lakhs (ex-showroom, pre-octroi Mumbai). 2016 model of the company’s flagship saloon promises to offer more to customers with an updated exterior design, better equipped cabin and better performance figures from the diesel and petrol engines. Assembled locally in Pune, the XJ battles with the very potent BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class in India. Available for sale in 8 different colour options including Polaris White, Rhodium Silver, Ammonite Grey, Dark Sapphire, Odyssey Red, Aurora Red, British Racing Green and Ultimate Black; the new Jaguar XJ will be on display at the forthcoming Auto Expo in Delhi in a few days’ time.
Not much has changed on the exterior design front save for a new front grille that gets mesh detailing. The headlights look killer thanks to J-shaped LED strips and full LED treatment. The rear carries on with its macho profile with elliptical LED lights further adding on to the impressive style. According to the company, the new XJ gets improved acceleration as it is more aerodynamic, thereby reducing air resistance.
Moving on to the interiors, at the centre of the dashboard sits a new 31.24 cm TFT instrument panel display that provides a host of information about the vehicle. A new graphical interface also helps in improving the same. Adorned with quilted soft grain leather materials, the seats get three different massage settings with memory function. The rear seat entertainment package gets updated as well with the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 25.90 cm HD screens. Other features includes a reworked navigation system, LED reading lights, panoramic sunroof, 825 watt Meridian surround sound system with 2 subwoofers and 20 speakers, Adaptive Dynamics system, All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), Park Assist and 360 degree parking distance control with a Surround Camera System.
Powering the 2016 Jaguar XJ is a 3.0-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol engine. The diesel mill outputs 300 PS of power at 4000 RPM and a massive 700 Nm of torque at 2000 RPM. 0-100 km/hr time stands at just 6.2 seconds. The petrol motor on the other hand is good for 240 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 340 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM. The same version can reach the ton mark from standstill in 7.9 seconds. Power is sent to the wheels in both engines via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for all the variants are as follows:
XJ 2.0L Petrol Portfolio – Rs. 99.23 lakhs
XJ 3.0L Diesel Premium Luxury – Rs. 98.03 lakhs
XJ 3.0L Diesel Portfolio – Rs. 1.05 crores