Jaguar XJ in India – Review, Price, Specifications, Variants

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Jaguar XJ

Most Luxurious Sedan in its Class

Interior

Overview

Jaguar is considered as one of the primeval competitors in the big league of Indian automobile market. Ever since Jaguar was bought by Tata, the automobile heavyweight has been making its presence much more concrete than it ever was, in the luxury car market. The Jaguar XJ is the true definition of a luxury sports car through its lavish style and functionality and aggressive behavior on the road.

The car exhibits a feeling of grandeur and confidence through its aerospace inspired aluminium technology. The four-door saloon has a body of a coupe`. The deep-set mesh grille, with Xenon light clusters, wide bonnet, the sculpted power bulge and the sporty wheel aches are total attention-grabbers.

The panoramic glass sun roof extends from the top of the windscreen area to the back of the rear seats.

Once you enter this epitome of luxury, you will be deeply impressed by its innovative and contemporary lavish standards. The interior provides ample headroom and legroom and the first-class leather adorns the seats, instrumental panel, centre console, armrests and door tops. The phosphorus blue lighting mode provide a constant stylish illumination while the mirror-matched wood veneers give an appearance of a crafty arch.

The Jaguar XJ is loaded with high-tech gadgets and instruments which are very driver-oriented. 12.3 inch glass screen encompasses the virtual dials, a high-definition touch screen with virtual instrument display shows climate control, telephone, audio systems and the XJ’s Media Hub provides easy connection to car’s entertainment system. The safety of the car is ensured through a protective body shell, air bags, safe seating, pedestrian contact sensing system, adaptive cruise control, Advanced braking, Blind Spot Monitor and Tyre Pressure Monitoring.

At the first glance, people were in awe of the design that Jaguar had given to XJ. This is what led most of the automobile aficionados to throw their money into the ring as Jaguar has set a benchmark by designing the outer body using material which dwindles the fuel consumption to considerable extent.

The metal used to construct the exoskeleton of Jaguar XJ is purely high-quality lightweight aluminium . This in turn also makes sure that the driver does not face any sort of hindrance on the part of handling the car. Both the front as well as the rear fascia of the saloon sedan has been given a sleek and stylish design with LED lights.

Interior

As we make our way into the cabin, we are greeted with a plethora of cutting-edge styling and technology generously offered by Jaguar to epitomize the levels of luxury. Jaguar has left no stones unturned to showcase high-spirited craftsmanship which can be seeing in the dashboard as well as the three-spoke high-quality leather steering wheel. Advanced multimedia features are there on the steering wheel for the convenience of the driver.

Both the front side of the cabin as well as the rear have been covered by finest carpet set and soft-grain leather has been used in order to cover the front and the rear seats.

There are no sophisticated items inside the cabin and whatever technology available for the use of the passengers and the driver has been put up in a user-friendly manner. There is a button for almost everything inside the cabin which ensures that the passengers travelling in the car have no thoughts regarding the level of comfort that Jaguar has blessed XJ with. The “bathed in light” feature makes travelling at night in the cabin much more luxurious as it illuminates the whole cabin to a serene blue colour.

Music System

Jaguar XJ boasts of a 1200W Bowers Wilkins Surround Sound System whose controls are there on the steering wheel as well. This music system comes with the Audyssey MultEQ audio tuning system. There are a total of 20 powerful speakers which have been strategically placed all over the cabin in order to ensure that there is a 3D effect of the sound. A docking panel has been provided specially for insertion of media devices externally.

30 GB hard-drive space has been provided with the sound system wherein we can store hundreds and thousands of songs.

Engine and Gearbox

Jaguar XJ has immense power lying beneath its hood as the company has pushed a 5.0 L V8 AJ GEN-III engine inside. It is also available in diesel.

Jaguar XJ is available with three engine options: 5.0 litre V8 petrol engine, 5.0 litre super-charged V8 petrol engine and 2993cc, 4 cylinder diesel engine. The 5.0 litre V8 petrol engine generates maximum power of 380 Bhp with maximum torque of 461 Nm at 3500 rpm. The 5.0 litre super-charged V8 petrol engine develops maximum power of 510 bhp with maximum torque of 625 nm.

The 2993cc, 4 cylinder diesel engine develops maximum power of 275 Bhp with maximum torque of 600 Nm.

Acceleration and Performance

With a powerful engine, naturally the acceleration rate of the car increases. Thus, Jaguar XJ with the mean engine hidden beneath its hood accelerates from 0-60 km/hour in around 4 seconds thus achieving a top speed of 250 km/hr. When it comes to performance, all the components of Jaguar XJ collaborate to give the driver a feel of immense power behind the steering wheel.

It is usually a stereotype that a car of this caliber and class does not have a very promising mileage owing to high high-powered engine. Jaguar XJ gives out a mileage of 5.8 km/L in city and a mileage of 10.5 km/L on highways.

Safety Features

When it comes to safety, Jaguar has left no stones unturned as a car of this class naturally has to have top-notch safety features which safeguard the driver as well as the passengers seated inside the cabin. A surfeit of features oriented towards safety has been put into the car some of which are 3-Flash land indicators, pedestrian contact sensors, front as well as rear airbags, side curtain airbag, front and rear seat-belt reminder and front seat-whiplash protection system. A few more unique inclusions have been made which include electric parking brake, Adaptive Dynamics, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter (Automatic), Dynamic Stability Control and quick-ratio power steering.

There are a total of 14 shades in which Jaguar XJ comes. These are Ultimate Black Metallic, Pearl Grey Metallic, Ebony, Cashmere Metallic, Vapour Grey Metallic, Porcelain White, Indigo Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic, Botanical Green, Caviar Metallic, Claret Metallic, Spectrum Blue Metallic, Lunar Grey Metallic and finally Liquid Silver Metallic. Jaguar XJ Variants There are a total of four variants of Jaguar XJ which are burning rubber on Indian roads at present.

Out of these, three run on petrol engine whereas there is one diesel variant. The demand for the diesel variant is somewhat on the rise owing to the skyrocketing prices of petrol.

After drilling Jaguar XJ from all angles, we can say that it does justify the price tag it comes with. With lavish interiors and rock-solid exteriors . Jaguar XJ is surely one of the tough bulls in the luxury car coliseum.

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