MY16 Jaguar XJ will go on sale this autumn, priced from £58,690

The MY16 Jaguar XJ has been revealed, and will reach UK showrooms this autumn, priced from £58,690.

Described as “the most dynamic, distinctive luxury saloon” available on the market, the updated XJ gets new LED headlights on the outside, new leather inside.

Key upgrades have been made to the car’s infotainment system, with the XJ now receiving Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro service.

Joining the existing line-up is a new top-level Autobiography model, which is priced from £80,250.

Available only in long-wheelbase form, it features new 20-inch alloy wheels, quilted leather seats, illuminated stainless steal treadplates, individual rear seats and a bespoke rear entertainment system

Also new to the range is an R-Sport model. Priced from £71,625, it receives minor bodywork upgrades, including a rear spoiler, and sports seats and bespoke trim inside.

The XJ’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine has also been upgraded to produce 296bhp, and offers lower CO2 emissions than the current model, at 149g/km.  The car’s 5.0-litre V8 option remains the same as before, as does the higher-powered 335bhp V6 engine.

Joining the upgraded engine range is a new electric power steering system, which the company says “enhances Jaguar’s reputation for unrivalled agility and responsiveness”.

Line director for the XJ Ian Hoban said: “More dynamic and distinctive than ever, we've engineered our flagship saloon for even greater levels of luxury and performance.”

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15 June 2015
I was sure that the blacked out C pillar was only there so that they could take it off for the facelift...

15 June 2015
RobotBoogie wrote:

I was sure that the blacked out C pillar was only there so that they could take it off for the facelift...

Me too...can't believe they kept that eyesore!

Cyborg

15 June 2015
RobotBoogie wrote:

I was sure that the blacked out C pillar was only there so that they could take it off for the facelift...

It's only a facelift so won't address my main criticism of the car, a severe lack of rear headroom.

15 June 2015
The XJ has a lovely looking interior and I think it's far more stylish and desirable than an A8's, S Class' or 7 Series' but the quality of the trim is frankly average, and cheap in some places, and doesn't come close to the Audi, BMW and especially the Merc. Even the rear seats are rock hard. For a car in this class and with aspirations of luxury attention to detail, tactile quality and a feel of solidity is essential; the XJ has neither. And I hope the shutline between the nose and leading edge of the bonnet is better resolved that what the photos of the white car show!

15 June 2015
Pity they couldnt sort out the looks, its still horrid, a Toyota/Lexus with BMW E90 headlights, awful.

15 June 2015
One of the best looking cars out there in my opinion. The interior update is a welcome addition. Jaguar really hit the nail on the head with this and the F-Type.

15 June 2015
Really, HUH, some stupid comments, the jag is by far and away light years ahead of the BMW, Audi and Merc in the looks dept, and i suggest that those that comment on the interior, actually get in one before making stupid comments, the AUDI interior is plain, boring and not very tactile at all, I know, we have one, the XJ is the complete opposite, and if you think acres of shiny piano black plastic on the Mercs is quality - then you clearly have no idea what your on about.

15 June 2015
jonboy4969 wrote:

Really, HUH, some stupid comments, the jag is by far and away light years ahead of the BMW, Audi and Merc in the looks dept, and i suggest that those that comment on the interior, actually get in one before making stupid comments, the AUDI interior is plain, boring and not very tactile at all, I know, we have one, the XJ is the complete opposite, and if you think acres of shiny piano black plastic on the Mercs is quality - then you clearly have no idea what your on about.

I've been in in the current XJ, 7 Series, A8 and S Class, as well as the Lexus LS so feel I have an ability to comment. Sorry you don't agree, but then hey, in your previous comments everyone else has no idea what they're on about when it comes to talking about cars and you're always right. So let's just say I'm wrong.

15 June 2015
Lanehogger wrote:
jonboy4969 wrote:

Really, HUH, some stupid comments, the jag is by far and away light years ahead of the BMW, Audi and Merc in the looks dept, and i suggest that those that comment on the interior, actually get in one before making stupid comments, the AUDI interior is plain, boring and not very tactile at all, I know, we have one, the XJ is the complete opposite, and if you think acres of shiny piano black plastic on the Mercs is quality - then you clearly have no idea what your on about.

I've been in in the current XJ, 7 Series, A8 and S Class, as well as the Lexus LS so feel I have an ability to comment. Sorry you don't agree, but then hey, in your previous comments everyone else has no idea what they're on about when it comes to talking about cars and you're always right. So let's just say I'm wrong.

Lol, I like your response Lanehogger :-)

15 June 2015
Lanehogger wrote:
jonboy4969 wrote:

Really, HUH, some stupid comments, the jag is by far and away light years ahead of the BMW, Audi and Merc in the looks dept, and i suggest that those that comment on the interior, actually get in one before making stupid comments, the AUDI interior is plain, boring and not very tactile at all, I know, we have one, the XJ is the complete opposite, and if you think acres of shiny piano black plastic on the Mercs is quality - then you clearly have no idea what your on about.

I've been in in the current XJ, 7 Series, A8 and S Class, as well as the Lexus LS so feel I have an ability to comment. Sorry you don't agree, but then hey, in your previous comments everyone else has no idea what they're on about when it comes to talking about cars and you're always right. So let's just say I'm wrong.

Lane hoggeer Huh indeed!! To your constant biased comments everytime anyone states anything against a jag .. The Xj really is behind vs its competitors .. The interior is definitely not up to standards, the s class and new 7 look in a different class .. The jag dashboard materials even on pics look cheap in look and feel. The exterior looks are dumpy and that face on it is just plain miserable.. That tacky rear pillar graphic didn't work when it was launched and doesn't in the facelift

Now I too have been in all of the German competition and the jag.. Many many times !! Genuinely the jag is a premium product but it is not at all in same quality , luxurious feel, tech and build quality or want factor as the s class which is currently well ahead of the jag..when launched it was a good product not the best but now and hence need for a face lift it is behind the pack So let start discussing these things genuinely, not to discredit anyone's knowledge or lack of the car industry we don't know each other!! But lane hogger let just accept that the new jag isn't the great tool you want it to be .. The next one hopefully will be !

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