A Peek at the 2016 Jaguar XJ


Fans of British luxury automaker, Jaguar, have been anxiously awaiting details about what will be featured in the 2016 Jaguar XJ sedan. While there have been rumors circulating about the vehicle for months, there hasn’t been any real confirmation on what’s true and what’s just speculation until now. With photos and some early details now released by Jaguar, we can say for sure that the new Jaguar XJ has some exciting features. Here are some of them:

– 2 Engine Options. The standard 2016 Jaguar XJ will have a 340-horsepower, V6 3L engine under its hood. The upgraded performance XJR features a 550-horsepower 5L V8 engine. Both the standard XJ and the XJR will be equipped with 8-speed automatic transmissions.


– State-of-the-Art Stability System. With the release of the 2016 Jaguar XJ, Jaguar will introduce one of their latest innovations, the All-Surface Progress Control, or ASPC. This technology can be thought of as traction control 2.0, as it helps to prevent slipping and sliding on difficult terrains. Unlike conventional traction control, ASPC engages before the sliding actually begins, and acts on both the brakes and the throttle. The design will make it much safer to drive on mud, ice, and snow.


– Elegant Headlights. In keeping with the automaker’s commitment to cutting-edge technology, the engineers at Jaguar have used full LED headlights as the standard on the 2016 Jaguar XJ. Along with a dual LED headlight design, the front of the sedan will feature a pair of L-shaped daytime running lights that point toward the car’s modern recessed grille. Along with the LED projector headlights, the car boasts LED tail lights. When illuminated, they show off the letter J as a cool finishing touch.


– Autobiography Upgrade. Those who want to make their 2016 Jaguar XJ even more luxurious can opt for the optional Autobiography trim package, which adds beautiful backlit stainless steel sills to the doors, and wood inlays to the dash and console. The package also includes 20-inch Maroa wheels, and quilted leather seats with heat and massage capabilities.

There is no word yet on when the 2016 Jaguar XJ will reach the showrooms of dealers in the U.S., apart from a general promised release date of autumn 2015. Industry insiders indicate that Jaguar will likely announce specifics at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, which is set to begin on September 17. For Jaguar fans, it may be a long time to wait, but if early information and photos are any indication, the 2016 Jaguar XJ will be well worth it.