Jaguar has unveiled the full-size XJ sedan for the 2016 model year. Along with a subtle facelift, the car will arrive with a new set of tech features and more standard equipment. The exterior updates are most noticeable in the redesigned LED headlights, J-blade daytime running lights, a bigger grille with a new mesh pattern, new-look tail lamps and oval exhaust pipes. The more significant changes are found inside, where drivers can find a new state-of-the-art infotainment system called InControl Touch Pro, designed jointly with sister company Land Rover and featuring a quad-core Intel processor and 60 GB solid-state hard drive. The controls are accessed through a tablet-like eight-inch touch screen that responds to pinch and swipe functions. There’s also a redesigned instrument cluster, standard 17-speaker Meridian sound system and a number of driver assistance features.
The base model packs a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 generating 340 horsepower, available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. Customers can choose between regular and long wheelbase versions, with the former featuring an R-Sport trim and the Black Pack — a blacked-out grille, black lower air intake surrounds and black window surrounds. An XJ Supercharged model boasts a 470-hp version of Jaguar’s 5.0-liter V8, while the performance flagship XJR has the same engine but offering 550 hp (again in either wheelbase).
Look for the 2016 Jaguar XJ to arrive in showrooms in the fall.