2016 Jaguar XJ Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Jaguar XJ Release Date, Price, Coupe, Interior – Hot on the heels of BMW’s new 7-series entry comes the much anticipated 2016 Jaguar XJ, which is set to be released before the fall of this year in a gazillion trim versions. Talking of trim versions, the new vehicle is going to come with a whopping eight model variants: the Standard wheelbase XJ R Sport, XJ R-Sport AWD, XJ Supercharged and XJR, XJL Portfolio AWD, long wheelbase XJL Portfolio, XJR LWB, and XJL Supercharged.

2016 Jaguar XJ
2016 Jaguar XJ

The exterior shape will also see some tweaks here and there. The vehicle now looks larger and has a more upright grille, a new R-Sport model, and a new LED headlights and taillights. Under the skin of the vehicle will also be tons of features and high quality materials.

2016 Jaguar XJ side angle, blue color

More details are provided in the review below, so keep reading on for the most comprehensive and intuitive info you can get about the 2016 Jaguar XJ interior and exterior, engine specs, price and release date, and much more.

Exterior Images – 2016 Jaguar XJ

Jaguar has been credited in creating very good-looking cars and the new entrant is no exception whatsoever. The new-look exterior will not be a revolution from the current norm, but rather tweaks and details add-on in order to render a fresh appearance.

2016 Jaguar XJ front
2016 Jaguar XJ front

The refreshments include a revised front fascia with a massive central grille that sports a new mesh pattern, also there is a redesigned front bumper that sports fresh chrome surrounds in the lower placed air intakes.

2016 Jaguar XJ black color, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As already mentioned in the introductory part, the new 2016 Jaguar XJ will incorporate full adaptive LED technology with automatic high beams, which is, by the way, a standard feature across the entire line-up.

Unique to the jaguar are the exclusive ‘Double J’ daytime running lights, while oval exhaust tips and new LED taillights can be found at the aft. The automaker is committed in continuing with the current trend of shedding curb weight through the use of lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon inserts, and thus the new entrant will make use of the former material during its construction.

2016 Jaguar XJ back
2016 Jaguar XJ back

In order to make it easier to differentiate between standard and long wheelbase variants, all the standard wheelbase models will come with some aerodynamic enhancements, while long wheelbase models will get a fresh interior trim, therefore underlining either the luxury-inclined or sporting intentions of each.

Interior Photos – Jaguar XJ 2016

As was expected, the inside of jaguar’s standard sedan is quite plush. 2016 Jaguar XJ Standard wheelbase models will come equipped with soft grain perforated leather seats, an embossed ‘leaper’ Jaguar logo on the headrests, and contrast piping.

R-Sport model will retain their predecessor’s eight-by-eight-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar support, while the Supercharged model will get a new 14-by-14-way power seats with 4-way lumbar support.

2016 Jaguar XJ interior
2016 Jaguar XJ interior

Also available on the XJ R-Sport model is the 14-by-14-way seats  in the optional Comfort Pack, which throws in passenger memory adjustment, front seat massagers, electric rear sunblind, and four-zone air conditioning.

When it comes to the In Car Entertainment, the new 2016 Jaguar XJ will rope in InControl Touch Pro system, 60 GB solid-state drive, quad-core Intel processor, and a next-gen Ethernet network – not bad for a car computer.

2016 Jaguar XJ interior, back seat

Other interesting feature is the Commute mode which learns the driver’s daily routine automatically and offers alternative routes around traffic using both real-time and historical road information. Another feature you will definitely fall in love with is the Approach Mode.

2016 Jaguar XJ Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a variety of V6 and V8 carryovers, each of which will boast of an aluminum construction, variable valve timing, direct injection, and stop-start fuel saving technology.

2016 Jaguar XJ engine

To start off with will be a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine, which is capable of generating about 340 hp and 332 pounds of torque, and will be connected to either an AWD or a RWD. Next, is a 5L supercharged V8 engine which will be able to yield 470 hp and 424 pounds of torque.

2016 Jaguar XJ engine view

For the purpose of enhancing the driving experience, Jaguar will be offering a bevy of performance aides. There will be the Electric Power Assisted Steering for the RWD models only. Another aide will be the All-Surface Progress Control. Others include Adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Park Assist, and Reverse Traffic Detection system.


Wheelbase: 119,4-124,3 in
Length: 202,0-206,9 in
Width: 74,8 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3900-4200 lb
Top Speed: 155-174 mph
0-60: 3,9-5,2 sec
MPG: 18/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ammonite Grey Metallic, Aurora Red Metallic, Black Berry Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Celestial Black Metallic, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Ebony…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2016 Jaguar XJ

The new 2016 Jaguar XJ is expected to hit dealership stores before the fall of next year with a starting price of $75,000. The luxury segment is completely stacked now and besides you Audi and Mercedes cars, the Jaguar XJ has to watch out for the latest 2016 BMW 7 Series models and the 2016 Cadillac XTS.

2016 Jaguar XJ release date
2016 Jaguar XJ release date

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