Expert Review of Jaguar XJ
JLR is currently doing well in Indian auto bazaar and have recently introduced the captivating Jaguar XJ. This is a premium saloon that is available in three trim levels such as Premium Luxury, Portfolio and Supersport among which, the Supersport trim is available with petrol only, V8, 5.0-litre, supercharged engine under the hood. The Premium Luxury trim is being offered with 2.0-litre petrol 3.0-litre diesel engine option, while the mid level variant Portfolio trim is available with petrol only 3.0-litre, V6 engine under the hood. The company has designed this saloon precisely for those individuals who prefer the highest level of luxury in their vehicle. The company is offering this luxury saloon with advanced equipments including Meridian Audio system, automatic AC with climate control system, rear parking aid with touchscreen visual indicator are just to name a few.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
This Jaguar XJ saloon is known for its ability to produce outstanding power and torque. However, its fuel efficiency is not up to the mark in comparison with other saloons. Its diesel version equipped with 3.0-litre, V6 engine has the ability to give away a maximum mileage of 20.83 Kmpl. Its low level, 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre petrol engine has the ability to produce a peak mileage of just about 9.4 Kmpl, while the 3.0-litre, V6 petrol mill can return a maximum 8.3 Kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, the top end variant comes fitted with a V8, 5.0-litre petrol engine that generates 11.6 Kmpl of peak mileage, which is rather good.
Currently, the manufacturer is offering this high end luxury saloon in about five fascinating color shades for the buyers to choose from. The exterior paint options include a Botanical Green Metallic shade, a Liquid Silver Metallic shade, an Indigo Metallic shade, Claret Metallic shade, and a Cashmere Metallic paint.
Acceleration and Pick up
As said above the Jaguar XJ is a high performance luxury saloon and it very good at acceleration and pickup. The top end version is blessed with a V8, 5.0-litre super charged petrol engine that can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just 4.9 seconds and obtain an electronically limited top speed of 250 Kmph. Its V6 supercharged 3.0-litre petrol engine has the ability to reach a top speed of 250 Kmph and it can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier in 5.9 seconds from the standstill. The low level 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre petrol engine comes with an ability to go up to a maximum speed of about 225 Kmph, while reaching the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in 7.5 seconds. On the other hand, the V6 3.0-litre diesel power plant has the ability to reach up to a maximum speed of 250 Kmph and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just about 6.4 seconds, which explains about the advanced engineering of JLR.
This saloon comes with a well structured body, which will make it hard for you to turn your heads. This saloon looks unique from each and every facet thanks to the best in class fit and finish, which helps in bringing a commanding stature to the vehicle. Its front façade comes with an aggressive eye shaped headlight cluster with adaptive xenon headlamps with signature LED lights. This headlight cluster surrounds the honeycomb grille that comes with a lot of chrome treatment. The front bumper has a very classy design and it comes with a large air dam along with air ducts for better air intake. The side profile of this saloon is absolutely stunning, thanks to its coupe sort of design and rich window sill finish. The well arches are precisely designed and they have been equipped with a set of alloy wheels, which will enhance the commanding stature of its sides. What really is impressive about this saloon is its extraordinarily looking rear profile. The design of the taillight cluster is quite unique and it comes with LED light setup. The boot lid has a smooth surface with leaning backward look that brings a coupe sort of look to the rear. On the whole, the Jaguar XJ has a mind blogging look like no other vehicle in its segment.
This luxury saloon comes with a lengthy list of comfort features unlike any other vehicle of its class. The list includes Jaguar Smart Key system with key less entry and start, JaguarSense glove box opening, overhead console operation, illuminated rear vanity mirrors, electric rear window sunblind, manual rear side window sunblind, panoramic glass roof with tilt/slide front selection with electric blinds and many other advanced features. Also the company is offering this high end saloon with a Meridian Surround Audio system with 8-inch full color HD dual view touch-screen display that also supports navigation system, TV tuner and audio and video streaming.
All the variants in this model series come with same set of dimensions. The total length of this model is calculated at 5252mm and the total width is at 2105mm (including the external mirrors). The total height of this luxury saloon is very decent with just 1457mm but the wheelbase is very large with 3157mm, which is more than any other saloon of its class.
The Jaguar XJ is the high end saloon and it comes with three petrol and one diesel engine option. The diesel version of Jaguar XJ is available on the Premium Luxury and Portfolio variant platform and they are equipped with 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that produces 2993cc displacement capacity. This engine produces 271.23bhp of maximum power at 4000rpm, while generating a peak torque output of 600Nm at 2000rpm. On the other hand, its 2.0-litre petrol engine comes with 4-cylinders, turbocharger and produces 1999cc of displacement capacity. This petrol power plant can generate a maximum power output of 236.7bhp at 5500rpm and yields a maximum torque output of 340Nm at just 2000 to 4000rpm. The Jaguar XJ powered by the 3.0-litre, V6 petrol engine can make 2995cc displacement capacity, which enables it to generate a maximum power output of 335.34bhp at 6500rpm, which results in generating a maximum torque output of about 450Nm at 3500 to 5000rpm. The top end Supersport trim comes equipped with a highly advanced 5.0-litre, V8, supercharged petrol engine that pumps out a commanding power of 503bhp at 6000 to 6500rpm, while yielding a peak torque output of 625Nm at 2500 to 5500rpm, which is breathtaking. All these four engines have been skillfully coupled with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox with JaguarDrive selector, which will enable the motor to deliver a flawless performance like no other.
The top end Supersport trim in this model series is offered with a set of stylish 20 inch Mataiva alloy wheels where as the Premium Luxury variant is blessed with 18 inch Meru alloy wheels. The Jaguar XJ portfolio variants have been offered with a sturdy set of 19 inch Toba alloy wheels that brings a magnificent stature to the side profile.
The company has blessed this luxury saloon with an adaptive dynamics suspension mechanism for individual axle that helps in providing an outstanding drive dynamics and drive comforts unlike any other four wheeler. This suspension mechanism is capable of dealing with uneven, bumpy and rugged roads and absorbs all the jerks for providing a smooth driving experience.
Handling and Control
This super saloon's front and rear wheels have been fitted with well engineered disc brakes that performs exceptionally well irrespective of weather and road conditions. These disc brakes are assisted by the advanced anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system that influence the individual wheel braking, thereby it contributes for the enhancement of stability. Also, the company installed advanced traction control programs such as electronic stabilization program, dynamic traction and stability control and several other such features that reinforces the handling aspects.
Breathtaking body design, lavish interiors.
Not an affordable price, Cost of maintenance is too high.