Jaguar has just recently announced that the updated version of the flagship XJ luxury sedan will soon go on sale. The company promises that the new model will hit the market with refreshed exterior, new technological features, and new model iterations. The vehicle arrived on the U.S. market in 2011, and since then it has grown in size. For the 2017 model, the company announced that they will use aluminum construction and high-end gadgetry.
The exterior design of the newcomer shows timeless design with a touch of modern aggression. The upcoming 2017 Jaguar XJ will be available in eight different models along with several wheelbase lengths. For the new model, the company says that it will offer more luxury than regular vehicles. The greatest question is: will the new Jaguar XJ 2017 be good enough to outgun its bitter enemies from Germany, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz? Read the article below if you want to learn more details about the upcoming new Jaguar XJ.
2017 Jaguar XJ Exterior
Jaguar has always created good looking vehicles, and the tradition will continue with the new 2017 Jaguar XJ. The new appearance of the vehicle represents an evolution rather than revolution of the previous generation, with several tweaks that stress that it is a new model.
The front fascia of the vehicle will be revised, sporting a new, larger central grille which utilizes all-new mesh patterns. The front bumper has also been redesigned and it now features chrome surrounds for lower air intakes. The newly designed headlamps arrive with full adaptive LED technology and auto high beams which represents a standard feature for Jaguar vehicles. The rear end of the car is decorated with new taillights with LED technology.
The main goal of the company was to reduce the weight of the car and create a real performance beast and that is the main reason why they used aluminum body construction for the newcomer. The newbie will be offered with standard and long wheelbase. The standard wheelbase includes the XJ R-Sport AWD, XJ R-Sport, XJR, and the XJ Supercharged. As for the long wheelbase, there will be the XJL Portfolio AWD, XJL Portfolio, XJR LWB, and the XJL Supercharged. The vehicle is 202 inches long and 57.5 inches tall.
Jaguar XJ 2017 Interior
As most of you expected, the interior design of the upcoming Jaguar XJ 2017 is plush. Models with standard wheelbase arrive with soft grain perforated seats wrapped in leather with contrast stitching. R-Sport models arrive with eight-way power adjustable front seats, while the supercharged and the XJ R-Sport models get 14-by-14-way power-adjustable seats.
As for the infotainment, the 2017 Jaguar XJ arrives with InControl Touch Pro system which is powered by a quad-core Intel processor. An eight-inch capacitive touch-screen provides almost all controls inside of the car. Other features you will find inside of the cabin are USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Meridian stereo sound system with 17 speakers, Jaguar’s InControl Apps technology, and much more.
Engine of the new Jaguar XJ
Under the hood of the 2017 Jaguar XJ, you will find carried over V6 and V8 drivetrains with direct-injection, aluminum construction, variable valve timing, and a blower. The first engine option is a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 with maximum output of 340 ponies 332 pound-feet of torque. Both RWD and AWD are available.
The second engine option is a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with two different outputs. The engine can produce up to 470 hp and 550 hp, and 424 and 680 pound-feet of torque. Both engine options are coupled to an 8-speed automatic ZF shifter.
2017 Jaguar XJ Release date and price
The new 2017 Jaguar XJ is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2016 priced at $74.400 for the base model.
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