Jaguar XJ Updated for 2016 Model Year (Video)

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Jaguar has announced some updates for its luxury limousine, the XJ. The 2016 model year Jaguar XJ offers mostly technological upgrades while the distinctive looks are mildly tweaked. The range has been expanded too, and now includes an R-Sport model as well as a flagship long wheelbase Autobiography model.

Jaguar XJ Details

Starting with the interior, the new car offers a new InControl Touch Pro touchscreen infotainment system which combines navigation, iOS and Android connectivity as well as a thumping 26-speaker 1300W Meridian Digital Reference audio system. The 12.3-inch instrument cluster now includes a full-screen navigation display option too. The Autobiography gains two 10.2-inch screens for the rear passengers.

In terms of engines, the revised 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel now offers 220kW and a mighty 700Nm, while CO2 emissions have been reduced by 6%.

The exterior upgrades include a full LED headlight system as well as unique daytime running lights. The tail lamps have been tweaked as has the the rear bumper which now features a gloss black touches and a chrome insert. The air intakes have been chromed and the Autobiography model gains 20-inch alloy wheels.

In terms of driver technologies, the 2016 Jaguar XJ now offers electric power-assisted steering offers even greater feel and responsiveness and reduces fuel consumption, All-Surface Progress Control which enables smooth, effortless drive-away on surfaces such as snow and ice as well as advanced driver assistance systems including lane keep-assist, adaptive cruise control with queue-assist, reverse traffic detection, 360° surround camera system and semi-automated bay- and parallel-parking.

The new Jaguar XJ should be on sale in South Africa from late 2015.

2016 Jaguar XJ Video

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