The 2016 Jaguar XJ is on sale now, and it will come as no surprise that it is as elegant and luxurious as ever. A new range-topping trim is just the start; there is even more plush upholstery, in-car technology and power in the engine bay than before. Jaguar’s flagship saloon has never been so desirable.
There are two wheelbase lengths, plus six separate model types to satisfy your desires, and the entry-level grade doesn’t feel like it. Full LED headlamps illuminate your route and 19-inch Aleutian alloy wheels add to the ride comfort. The twin oval exhausts gain a classy chrome finish to match the glint of the honeycomb grille. At the rear are LED taillights that sweep up from the base of the boot lid to meet with the folded waistline. A chrome window surround accentuates the car’s beautifully streamlined form perfectly.
Bond grain leather seats welcome you inside the cabin, and polished veneers are one of the many fixtures that let you know you’re travelling first class. Driver seat memory is one of multiple convenience features, while heated front seats are another way the car maximises your comfort. Climbing the range brings new veneers inside such as Gloss Rich Oak for the Premium Luxury. A massage function for the seats from Portfolio help you to arrive feeling totally relaxed, while Autobiography adds touchscreen chauffeur controls and business tables in the rear. Enjoy sports seats and pedals in the appropriately named R-Sport and an ‘R’ branded interior in the even more athletic XJR.
An entire page could be used to describe the technology in the latest XJ. Every model arrives with Jaguar InControl Touch Pro featuring an eight-inch touchscreen and intuitive touch and swipe controls. Satellite navigation prompts, weather updates, calendar updates, climate controls and vehicle details are all accessed through it. InControl Apps allows smartphone applications to be controlled through the display. InControl Protect calls the emergency services in the event of an accident and also provides your recovery company with the car’s location if you break down. The model acts as its own Wi-Fi hotspot too so you can respond to emails or browse the Internet wherever you are on the road.
The XJ experience wouldn’t be complete without a pulsating engine under the bonnet. Jaguar supplies four powertrains for you to pick from, so you can select maximum thrills or optimum fuel economy. If supercar-like acceleration in limousine surroundings is the goal, go for the XJR and its 543bhp 5.0-litre supercharged petrol unit. 0-60mph is completed in an exhilarating 4.4 seconds. The autobiography’s 503bhp equivalent gets you there 0.3 seconds after. The 335bhp petrol is the most frugal of the fuel type, but is beaten in this area by the 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel. It returns up to 49.6mpg combined yet charges from zero to 60mph in 5.9 seconds.
Front and rear parking aids come as standard to guide you into tight spaces without incident. More technology works on the open road to prevent accidents and help you to feel in complete control. JaguarDrive Control with three modes deserves highlighting. Selecting from Dynamic, Normal and Winter modes adjusts the throttle and steering mapping to suit the driving conditions ahead. A Whiplash Protection System for the front seats minimises the chance of injury should you collide with an obstacle. Meanwhile, Pedestrian Contact Sensing helps to protect those outside of the cabin.
You will find the sensational 2016 XJ on sale as part of our excellent new car selection today. Browse our pre-owned stock for quality examples at a lower price, and please explore our offers to make a generous saving. We also have a range of flexible Jaguar XJ finance options available. For further information about buying a new Jaguar XJ in Leicestershire or to arrange a test drive, contact Sturgess Jaguar.