THE NEW JAGUAR XJL 5.0:2017 REVIEW

REVIEW:

JAGUARhas announced an update for its flagship XJ luxury sedan,and it promises a refreshed exterior design, loads more technology, and a slew of different model iterations to choose from.

First launched in the US in 2011, the XJ has grown a bit stale over the years, but Jag wants to shake the old-man connotations by utilizing aluminum construction and the latest and greatest gadgetry.

What’s more, the exterior espouses a timeless style with a hint of modern aggression, making for an enticing package.

The new XJ is also available in no less than eight different models, including several long-wheelbase variants that offer even more luxury than the standard car.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Price-99.99 Lakhs
  • Top Speed-255 mph
  • 0-60-6 sec
  • Engine-V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM-340 @ 6500
  • Fuel Type        Transmission      Mileage

Petrol                Automatic           9.4 kmpl

Diesel                Automatic              12.9 Kmpl

 JAGUAR XJL 5.0 EXTERIOR:

Jag has historically created some very good-looking cars, and the new XJ continues that tradition with an updated exterior. The new look isn’t a revolution from the old, but rather tweaks a few details to render a fresh appearance.

This includes a revised front fascia with a larger central grille that uses a new mesh pattern, plus a redesigned front bumper sporting new chrome surrounds in the lower air intakes.

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The headlights incorporate full adaptive LED technology with automatic high beams, a standard feature across the 2016 XJ lineup. The headlights are distinguished by XJ-exclusive “Double J” daytime running lamps, while new LED taillights and oval exhaust tips can be found in the rear.

Jag is intent on providing performance via a reduced curb weight, and thus the new XJ continues to feature an all-aluminum construction.

There are both standard and long wheelbase editions available, with the standard range including the XJ R-Sport, XJ R-Sport AWD, XJ Supercharged, and the XJR. Long wheelbase models include the XJL Portfolio, XJL Portfolio AWD, XJL Supercharged, and XJR LWB.

 JAGUAR XJL 5.0 INTERIOR:

Anyone who enters the cabin is greeted with the glove-soft leather, warm veneers and cool chrome.There is enough space inside for five individuals providing them with ample headroom and legroom and the panoramic glass roof.

Coming to the instrumentation, the 12.3-inch high-definition glass screen set behind the steering wheel gets a Virtual Instrument display. Controls for the audio system, telephone and climate control are available at a single finger touch. It boasts of a class-leading 1200W Bowers and Wilkins surround sound system.

The XJL has all the features that one could ever imagine in a luxury sedan. It comes with an automatic four-zone climate control, cruise control with Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) and a three-spoke leather steering column.

Steering position is electrically adjustable for height and reach with entry and exit tilt-away

Other highlights are the Jaguar Smart Key System with keyless entry and start, door puddle lamps, Phosphor Blue Halo Illumination and Interior Mood Lighting, rain sensing windscreen wipers and heated windscreen and rear window.

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The Jaguar XJL is packed with safety features like airbags for the driver and front passenger, curtain side airbags, anti-whiplash technology and seatbelt reminder for front and rear seats. It is also equipped with rear child safety locks and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

There are other features that enhance the safety quotient of this car such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with TRAC DSC mode and Electric Parking Brake (EPB).

 JAGUAR XJL 5.0 ENGINE AND GEARBOX:

The 2016 Jaguar XJL is available in two petrol engine variants and one diesel engine variant. The diesel fuelled 3.0-litre V6 engine generates 296bhp of power and 700Nm of torque while the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four cylinder petrol engine churns out 237bhp of power and 340Nm of torque.

There is also a supercharged version with the 5.0-litre petrol V8 mill that churns out 470bhp of power and 642Nm of torque.

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ALLOVER SCORE-5

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