April 1, 2016 : A recent report claims that the next generation of Jaguar XJ sedan has been commissioned to go under development. The all new car is expected to be launched in international markets sometime in the year 2019, after which it will make its Indian debut. The 2019 Jaguar XJ is expected to incorporate the familiar aluminium construction that we see in the XF sedan, and is also likely to flaunt lightweight, high tensile strength carbon fibre panels. The power plants still remain unconfirmed, but there is a possibility that the Jaguar XJ might be launched with a hybrid powertrain, which will enhance the car’s fuel economy. Jaguar XJ rivals the likes of BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Mileage (kmpl)||Transmission||Engine Description||Power|
|3.0L Premium Luxury||Diesel||11.4||14.47||Automatic||2993cc
||296.4bhp @ 4000rpm|
||296.4bhp @ 4000rpm|
||237.4bhp @ 5500rpm|
JLR is one of the luxurious car makers in the country's car market and it has an impeccable fleet of cars. Among them Jaguar XJ is the high end luxury saloon, which was introduced few years ago in India and since then it is doing good business for the company. It is being sold in both petrol and diesel engine options in two trim levels, which are Premium Luxury and Portfolio. Its diesel variants are fitted with a powerful 3.0-litre engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2993cc. This engine is capable of producing a whopping power of 270.8bhp along with a hammering torque output of 600Nm, which is remarkable for Indian road and traffic conditions. While its petrol variant is powered by a 2.0-litre motor that has a displacement capacity of 1999cc. It can churn out a maximum power and torque outputs of 237.3bhp and 340Nm respectively. Both these engines are mated with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox that is further incorporated with JaguarDrive selector. The braking system is quite efficient for keeping the vehicle well balanced and stable. It is blessed with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which prevents it from wheel locking in case of sudden braking. At the same time, it is bestowed with adaptive dynamics system that monitors the suspension mechanism and adjusts the damping to suit according to the road condition. For keeping it agile, it is integrated with automatic speed limiter along with track dynamic stability control system. In addition to this, it is also integrated with several traction control features like ASR and dynamic stability control, which makes handling quite simple. This saloon is all about high end luxury, style and sophisticated technology, which makes it unique in its class. The car maker has also integrated innovative features like JaguarDrive Control featuring three different modes like Normal, Winter and Dynamic. The company has given this saloon a luxurious internal cabin, owing to its long wheelbase of 3157mm. It offers enough leg room and shoulder space for all passengers and gives a comfortable driving experience. All the seats can be adjusted in 20 different ways using electric function and three programmable memory setting. Furthermore, they also have features like ventilation, heating and massage, which explains about the luxury inside. This models series also gets a 4-zone automatic climate control system featuring air quality sensor and recirculation along with other aspects like JaguarSense for opening of glove box. This model series is also bestowed with a panoramic heat-reflective glass, which filters UV rays and floods natural light to the cabin. It is blessed with an advanced Meridian Audio system with 8-inch touchscreen display, which has a lot of controls. It also has rear seat entertainment system for added comfort. This saloon is blessed with intelligent safety functions including pedestrian contact sensing and Jaguar smart key system with keyless entry, which actively safeguards everyone on board. It also has pedestrian contact sensing system, 3-flash lane change indicator, airbags for driver and front co-passenger along with side curtain airbags and various other aspects as well. On the other hand, this saloon has a sleek body structure with cab-forward design, which makes it resembles like a coupe. Its exteriors are fitted with several trademark features including bi-xenon headlamps including LED DRLs, a set of stylish alloy wheels and distinctly crated taillights. This vehicle is competing against the likes of Mercedes Benz S Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8L and others in the high end luxury saloon segment.
This is perhaps the most stylish saloon developed by JLR with sleek and lustrous body structure. It is fitted with quite a lot striking features for attracting the buyers. Its front facade has a signature perforated radiator grille that is done up with a lot of chrome. It is embedded with a prominent company insignia, which highlights the front facade. Surrounding this is the aggressive headlight cluster that is equipped with high intensity bi-xenon lamps along with LED DRLs and turn indicators. Its body colored bumper houses a large air intake section for cooling the powerful engine. This air dam is flanked by a pair of bright LED fog lamps that adds to the visibility. The bonnet is quite long and it comes with four expressive lines that compliments the design of grille. It has a large windscreen, which gives good visibility ahead. It is accompanied by a pair of rain sensing wipers. This saloon has a classy side profile featuring elegantly sculptured cosmetics. Its window frames along with door handles are treated in chrome while the B and C pillars have high gloss black finish. Its Premium Luxury trim is blessed with a set of 18-inch 'Meru' alloy wheels while the top end Portfolio variant is being offered with a stylish set of 19-inch 'Toba' alloy wheels. Its rear profile has a distinct design featuring a smiley tailgate, which is further decorated with company's logo and a thick chrome strip. It is accompanied by a slanting backward windscreen, which gives it a look of a coupe. It has a defogger along with wash and wipe function and a LED high mounted stop lamp. The taillight cluster looks thin with sweptback design but it is powered by LED brake light along with turn indicator and a courtesy lamp. Its rear bumper has a decent design featuring a horizontal chrome strip and it is further fitted with two exhaust pipes.
This stylish saloon is designed with a large wheelbase of 3157mm, which creates a lavish leg space inside the cabin. The length of the vehicle is about 5252mm along with a total height of 1457mm, which ensures enough head room and it includes roof mounted antenna. Its overall width is 1899mm (excluding ORVMs) and 2105mm with external rear view mirrors. It also has a decent ground clearance. The steering wheel of this vehicle supports a minimum turning radius of 12.3 meters, which is too high.
The manufacturer has designed its interiors exceptionally and packed it with many advanced features, which gives the occupants a plush feel while traveling. The roomy cabin has a contemporary interior design that is further complimented by wood and chrome inserts on dashboard. The cockpit includes an elegantly designed dashboard that comes equipped with a stylish center console, a large glove box with cooling effect and a three spoke steering wheel that is wrapped in premium soft grain leather and mounted with various control buttons. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats. The seats of Premium Luxury trim are covered with soft grain premium leather upholstery with monotone stitch. While the seats of Portfolio variants are covered with the same leather upholstery with contrast stitches. The front seats have heating and ventilation facility along with 3-position memory function that adds to the comfort level. It is available with a rear seat comfort pack, which includes reclining seats, four way adjustment for the lower back, massage features with three intensity settings along with winged headrests. Moreover, the rear seat occupants can even move the front seat forward at the touch of a button, which contributes more leg space. There is ample leg and shoulder space available in the second row owing to its large wheelbase. Its center console houses a sophisticated center console that is fitted with a touchscreen infotainment system, an AC unit and a digital clock. The wood and chrome inserts on door panels further enhances the look of its interiors. The steering wheel is mounted with various controls like audio, call and cruise. In addition to these, it includes a few storage spaces as well as utility based aspects like a large glove box with cooling effect, front seat back pockets, rear parcel shelf, boot compartment light and many other such aspects.
This luxurious saloon is incorporated with a lot of advanced technology and innovative comfort features. Its cabin is fitted with an efficient air conditioning unit including humidity sensors, air filtration and four zone temperature control. It also has air quality sensors with auto recirculation function. It has an advanced Meridian sound system with video and audio streaming. The 8-inch color touchscreen display comes with control for audio, navigation, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, climate control and various other user settings. It also supports single slot CD player, MP3 disc, file compatibility, USB interface and i-Pod port. For rear seat entertainment, it is also blessed with eight inch LCD touchscreen. It is equipped with a few functions like rear media interface, remote control and wireless digital headphones. The cruise control function maintains a steady speed on the highways and it also has automatic speed limiter function. Jaguar Sequential Shift provides the choice of Drive, Sport or manual gear shift modes with one touch pedals mounted behind the steering wheel. It has a panoramic sun roof, which is made of heat reflective tinted glass. The company has given it ergonomically designed seats that offers maximum comfort especially during long journeys. Its rear seat comfort pack includes reclining seats, four way adjustment for lower back, massage feature, footrest and winged head restraints. It also has 3-spoke soft grained leather steering wheel, which is mounted with multi-functional switches. Apart from these, this saloon is bestowed with driver control button for front passenger seat away, illuminated rear vanity mirrors, electric rear window sun blind, LED rear reading lights, new style rear business trays and a lot of features, which gives the occupants a memorable journey.
The spacious saloon can easily provide accommodation to five people and it offers ample leg space. It is designed with a wheelbase of 3157mm, which is quite large and indicates to spacious interiors. It has front leg room of 1055mm, while the rear measures 1109mm. The front headroom is of 1004mm, while the rear comes to 960mm. Furthermore, it has the front as well as rear shoulder room of 1464mm and 1437mm respectively. Besides these, it has a boot compartment of 520 litres that is good enough for storing lots of luggage. It has a fuel tank capacity of 82 litres, which is quite good for planning longer journeys.
Its both petrol and diesel engines are mated with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which enables the vehicle to deliver a decent acceleration and pick up. Its petrol variant has the ability to cross the 100 Kmph speed mark in mere 7.5 seconds from a standstill. At the same time, it can go up to a top speed of 241 Kmph, which is quite thrilling for the occupants sitting inside. On the other hand, its diesel versions are surprisingly quick as they take only 6.4 seconds to breach the 100 Kmph speed mark from zero, while it can attain a breathtaking top speed of 250 Kmph.
As said above, the company is selling this vehicle in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. The petrol variant is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged motor, which has the ability to displace 1999cc. It can produce a maximum power of 237.36bhp at 5500rpm and yields a peak torque output of 340Nm at 1750rpm. It is integrated with four cylinder and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. Whereas, the powerful V6 diesel engine displaces 2993cc and is integrated with a direct injection system. The maximum power produced by this mill is 270.8bhp at 4000rpm and generates a peak torque output of 600Nm at 2000rpm. Both these engines are coupled with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels.
This saloon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. Its petrol variant is equipped with a i4 mill that is incorporated with an electronically regulated fuel injection. It helps in producing the maximum mileage of 9.4 Kmpl on the bigger roads. While it has the ability to gives out a mileage in the range of 5.4 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions. On the other hand, its diesel engine is integrated with a direct injection fuel supply system, which allows it to deliver a mileage of 12.9 Kmpl on the highways (as per ARAI certification) and 7.5 Kmpl within the city limits.
Both the petrol and diesel engines are integrated with a turbocharger, which allows them to develop immense power. Its four cylinder based petrol engine unleashes a maximum power of 237.3bhp at 5500rpm and yields a commanding torque output of 340Nm at just 1750rpm. On the other hand, its diesel mill has six cylinders and 24-valves based on DOHC valve configuration. It can develop a commanding power of 270.8bhp at 4000rpm that results in a hammering torque output of 600Nm at 3500rpm, which is quite remarkable for this class.
This stunning saloon is bestowed with two advanced music systems. It has a 380W Meridian Audio System in the Premium Luxury variants that has 14 speakers including two sub-woofers along with front door woofers. It comes with an 8-inch color touchscreen display that has controls for audio, navigation system, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, climate control, trip computer and other user settings as well. The rear seat entertainment is offered through a dual 8-inch LCD screens that are mounted in the rear of front headrests. This includes Rear Media Interface, touchscreen remote control and wireless digital headphones. On the other hand, the 825W Meridian Surround Audio system in its Portfolio trims have around 20 speakers and two sub-woofers with Audyssey MultEQ sound equalization technology. It has a dual view 8-inch color touchscreen display with various controls along with a set of headphones. There are 10.2 inch dual LCD screens available, which offers rear seat entertainment. This further includes rear center armrest with three RCA connectors, Rear Media Interface as well as auxiliary power points. The passengers can make phone calls using touchscreen or by linking their mobile to the hands free system. The advanced navigation system helps in providing clear and up to date instructions. Moreover, the occupants can alter audio volume or switch stations by way of touchscreen display, which will further add to the convenience. The owners can also add a few more interior aspects in this vehicle like an iPad holder, headrest mounted coat hanger and luggage compartment premium carpet.
The company has given this model series a robust suspension mechanism, which keeps the vehicle agile on any road conditions. The advanced adaptive dynamic system continuously monitors the suspension and help to handles the four wheeler in a better way. It is equipped with dynamic stability control, which further enhances the driving quality. The DSC setting detects the wheel slipping and optimizes the traction in difficult conditions. It is equipped with an advanced braking mechanism that is assisted by a proficient electric parking brake along with drive away release function. Both front and rear wheels are fitted with a set of internally vented disc brakes, which are further accompanied by superior brake calipers. It is blessed with a speed sensitive power steering system, which provides a effortless driving experience.
The car manufacturer has given this luxurious saloon a lot of protective aspects, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. It has a reinforced body shell, which is designed to protect the passengers at all times. Its aluminum body panels and monocoque chassis are chemically bounded and engrossed together that gives a strong body structure for protecting the occupants. It is also blessed with parking aid system, which has audible warnings and visual images on touchscreen display. The pedestrian contact sensor reduces the pedestrian injuries in a collision with energy absorbing bumpers and sensors. It instinctively raises the bonnet slightly and create space between the bonnet and engine components. The front seats are equipped with plus sensors that detect the size and weight of the driver and passenger to activate soft landing technology. Meanwhile, its anti whiplash function instantaneously follows the head restraints forward, if there is an accident. It also has dual front front airbags along with side curtain airbags for extra safety. Apart from these, it is integrated with some advanced features like electric parking brake along with drive away release, adaptive dynamics, automatic speed limiter, track dynamic stability control, an advanced engine immobilizer with security alarm system, three flash lane change indicators, rain sensing wipers, defogger with timers, rear doors with child safety locks and many other such aspects.
The front wheel arches are fitted with 9.0J x 19 inch 'Toba' alloy wheels, while rear have been fitted with 10.0J x 19 inch wheels. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres, which gives superior grip on any road conditions. The company has also given it a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard feature across all the variants.
1. Presence of Jaguar Drive Control system is a big plus point.
2. Its long wheelbase provides additional leg space.
3. Reliable engine performance with remarkable acceleration and pickup.
4. Safety and comfort features are at par with other competitors.
5. Robust interior design with lavish seating comfort.
1. Spares and initial cost of ownership is too high.
2. Minimum turning radius is rather big.
3. Fuel economy of petrol engine can be improved.
4. There are very few authorized dealers.
5. Lower ground clearance is a big minus point.
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|3.0L Premium Luxury |
|3.0L Portfolio |
|2.0L Portfolio |
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