Big cat reimag­ined

Jaguar un­veils new XJ range for 2016

Virtuozity - - AUTO NEWS -

Jaguar has up­dated its XJ large sa­loon range for the 2016 model year. Along with sub­tle styling dif­fer­ences, and an up­graded in­te­rior, the big­gest head­lines are the added XJ R-sport and XJ Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy mod­els at the top of the range.

Avail­able from Au­gust this year, the R-sport model gains new side sills, a three- piece front-split­ter, side power vents and a rear spoiler, and the grille mesh, rear va­lence and win­dow fin­ish­ers get a gloss black fin­ish. Wheels are 20-inch Venom pieces, and in­side there are sports seats, an R-sport steer­ing wheel, Jet head­liner and pi­ano black trim.

Nat­u­rally, be­ing the sporty model, the R-sport comes with plenty of punch, and is fit­ted with Jaguar’s 5.0-litre V8 en­gine.

The Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy model, mean­while, is avail­able only as a long-wheel­base ver­sion, and can be iden­ti­fied by its chrome front bumper air in­takes and 20-inch Mataiva wheels. In­side, there’s an Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy In­taglio, quilted semi-ani­line leather seats with con­trast­ing stitch­ing, a leather head­liner, oak in­lay ve­neer, and il­lu­mi­nated steel tread­plates, air vents and boot fin­isher.

Across the range, Jaguar has up­dated the XJ’S in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem by fit­ting a new Incon­trol Touch Pro touch­screen and a 26-speaker, 1,300W Merid­ian Dig­i­tal Ref­er­ence au­dio sys­tem. Jaguar has also fit­ted a re­con­fig­urable 12.3-inch TFT in­stru­ment clus­ter that now of­fers full-screen nav­i­ga­tion dis­play.

On the out­side of the rest of the range, there’s a re­fresh with full LED head­lights and dou­ble J-blade day­time run­ning lights, as well as Black Pearl op­tions.

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