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.

Specifications

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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New 2017 Jaguar F-Type – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Jaguar F-Type continues to broaden its appeal thanks to the finely-crafted cabin, a new manual transmission system, stirring and occasional flamboyant performance, and an all-wheel drive options. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Jaguar F-Type exterior, side view, alloy wheels, red color

For 2017, Jaguar continues with its tradition of offering the F-Type with a lust-worthy blend of style, luxury and performance. The result is a thrilling and appealing driving dynamics that combine with a lustrous cabin to produce one of the most desirable car on the market today.

2017 Jaguar F-Type exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Mechanically, the new model offers a standard six-speed manual transmission system, as is the all-wheel drive system.  The latter will definitely appease buyers who appreciate the added traction that comes handy in dry or wet conditions or for those who live in inclement weather climates, while the manual transmission will certainly be appealing to driving purists who look forward to a three-pedal setup.

2017 Jaguar F-Type exterior, front view, headlights and grille

The interesting bit about the suspension setup is that the system is able to send about 50% of the output to the front wheels for a more improved grip whenever hustling the F-Type on slippery surfaces or a curvy road. As for the output, Jaguar says, the R trim model should be able to provide a whopping 550 horsepower from its supercharged V8 engine in its hood.

2017 Jaguar F-Type side view, red color, alloy wheels

You’ll realize that the F-Type means business once you enter both the convertible and coupe interior. There’s no mistaking them for anything but a sports car. They offer well-bolstered seats, racy stitching, central air vents, and top-notch materials. They’re calm on the highway apart from the occasional buffeting on gear changes.

2017 Jaguar F-Type rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

Foibles do exist, nonetheless. They include a limited truck and passenger space, and lacking a rear-wheel drive option. Even so, these are overwhelmingly compensated by the innumerable features the F-Type offers, and shouldn’t be an excuse not to buy it. But for those who’d want to sample what the competition offers, there still exist some desirable in the segment. They include the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Boxster, and the Porsche 911.

2017 Jaguar F-Type – Available trims

2017 Jaguar F-Type convertible, front view, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

Two body styles are offered: a hardtop coupe and a fabric-top roadster. Base, S, and R trim models are provided for each of the body configurations. The SVR review is handled on its own.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Interior Review

2017 Jaguar F-Type interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Standard equipment offered for base trims include a leather and simulated suede upholstery, an automatic single-zone climate control, automatic bi-xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, an eight-way power seats, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic wipers, LED running lights, simulated leather interior trim, an 8” touchscreen display, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a panoramic glass roof, an auxiliary audio jack, an active sport exhaust, a fully powered retractable soft top, a 12-speaker Meridian audio system, driver memory settings, satellite and HD radio, smartphone app integration, an iPod/USB interface, and a CD player.

2017 Jaguar F-Type auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Opting for the F-Type S model gets you a flat-bottom heated steering wheel, a selectable dynamic driving mode, an adaptive suspension system, a more powerful engine, a multicolor ambient lighting, an active sports exhaust, a mechanical limited-slip differential, and 19” wheels.

2017 Jaguar F-Type interior, steering wheel, leather seats

At the zenith of the trim pole is the F-Type R model that adds auto-dimming mirrors, larger rear brakes and rear brake calipers, a supercharged V8 engine, a heated steering wheel, a full leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, an electronic active differential, metal pedals, 20” wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, an interior trim, heated sports seats, and red brake calipers.

2017 Jaguar F-Type auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Jaguar F-Type Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type is offered by a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque. The rear-wheel drive is optional, as is the six-speed manual transmission system.

Zipping from 0-60 mph only needs 5.5 seconds with the base F-Type with a manual transmission, and 5.1 seconds with the optional six-speed automatic.

2017 Jaguar F-Type engine

More oomph is offered by the midrange F-Type S trim model that makes use of the same V6 but pumps up the power to 380 horsepower and 339 pounds-ft. of torque. Jaguar says the engine should be able to zip return fuel economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg with the automatic.

Finally, the F-Type R gets a 550 hp- and 502 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 5.0L V8 engine. The top speed is unknown but should be in the public domain months ahead of its release date.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.2 in. (103.2 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 8 in. (176 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3455 lbs
Top Speed: 171 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Caldera Red, Ebony Black, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver Metallic and Storm Grey Metallic
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Release Date & 2017 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Price

2017 Jaguar F-Type Release date

The R Convertible will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $103,600, $65,000 for the S coupe, $68,100 for the F-Type Convertible, and $165,000 for the F-Type Project 7. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.

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2017 Jaguar F-Type exterior, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Jaguar F-Type convertible, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Jaguar F-Type auto show, front view, silver color, headlights and grille

2017 Jaguar F-Type exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar F-Type side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar F-Type rear angle, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar F-Type front vangle, black color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Jaguar F-Type interior, side view, steering wheel, dashboard

2017 Jaguar F-Type interior, leather seats

2017 Jaguar F-Type trunk