Jaguar, the Indian-owned British car manufacturer, is known for producing impressive cars and their current lineup is one of the best they ever had. The oldest model in the lineup is the XJ which was introduced back in 2009. Now, the company plans to unveil a 2016 Jaguar XJ, a mid-cycle update of the current model, which is going to bring just small changes. According to the plan that Jaguar presented to the public, the all-new Jaguar XJ will be introduced in 2018.
2016 Jaguar XJ exterior changes
When it comes to the exterior it is quite difficult to choose which one is the new model, when you compare the new and old model. Most notable changes on the front of the car is the redesigned grille, new headlights (the shape is the same, while the components are changed) and the new front bumper which is going to have integrated fog lights and LED daytime running lights. Actually, the front of the car now has smaller vents, so it looks more aggressive than the current model.
Unlike the front of the car, the back of the 2016 Jaguar XJ is going to have significant changes – while the initial plan is to change the rear completely, the folks at Jaguar decided to keep the sloped rear glass, while the boot lid is going to be more simple and conventional. Furthermore, the taillights are going to be replaced with similar, but much slimmer and the diffuser will be integrated in the rear bumper.
On the inside the most of the design is going to remain the same. According to the online reviews, the customers love the simple and elegant interior, which does not have too many buttons, but it is still functional. The cabin will still be offered in two colors (black and light yellow are the most popular), along with lots of wooden and chrome accents. Lots of plastic on the dashboard and in the center console has a piano black finish, which makes the 2016 Jaguar XJ look even more elegant and luxurious.
The three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel will remain the same, just like the large touch screen display, located in the center of the dashboard (it is used primarily for the control of the infotainment system and satellite navigation). The list of features is quite long and it is quite customizable.
The 2016 Jaguar XJ will be offered with two different engines. The first engine is the one that is going to be in the base version – the 3.0l V6 engine that produces 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, which is going to be paired with 8-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The second engine is the 5.0l V8 supercharged engine that produces 550 horsepower and more than 500 lb-ft of torque.
Release date and price
The 2016 Jaguar XJ should go on sale at the beginning of the 2016 and the price of the base model should be around $75,000.
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