Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jaguar XJ Review

The new offering for India from Jaguar India is Jaguar XJ. This flagship model of the company launched in Delhi Auto Expo 2010 with much pomp and show. The vehicle was launched by Tata Motors, now the owner of Jaguar, chairman Ratan Tata and officials of Jaguar. This flagship luxury car was first displayed in London in July 2009 while it is being delivered across the world from the New Year. Whereas the car will be delivered in India from June 2010. At present, Tata Motors sells the Jaguar XFR and Jaguar XKR and Jaguar XF in India.
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The all new Jaguar XJ comes loaded with a 5.0 L supercharged AJ 8-cylinder V GEN III petrol engine with four-valve technology which belts out 385 PS of peak power at 6,500 rpm and churns 515 Nm at 3500 rpm. The 5000cc supercharged engine is coupled with ZF 6 speed transmission. The gearbox type is shift-by-wire six speed transmission that ensures drivers to change the gears manually without operating the clutch which can be done through steering wheel-mounted paddles. The all-new Jaguar XJ luxury sedan is loaded with sophisticated technology and features which include LED tail lights, Active Differential Control, air suspensions, Adaptive Dynamics (continuously variable damping), quick power steering, four zone climate control, rain sensing windscreen wipers, front parking aid, 12.3 inch full colour TFT-LCD instrument cluster with virtual information display and the list goes on and on.

The four-door saloon which comes in very design of sports coupe is more spacious than any other luxury car. The interior design of the car make one to feel free with 125mm of extra leg room for passenger and tear-drop shape of side window support it well. In addition, glass roof can be swept back for more natural light. Passive and active safety features make this vehicle more desirable than any other luxury saloon to name a few including pedestrian contact sensor, 3 flash land indicators, airbags at front and side (driver and passenger), airbag-side curtain, frontseats-whiplash protection system and seat belt reminder front and rear.

Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
The all-new Jaguar XJ comes fitted with 5.0 L V8 petrol AJ V8 GEN III engine which pumps out awesome 385 PS of maximum power at 6,500 rpm and generates an impressive peak torque of 515 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The maximum power of powertrain is well managed by ZF six-speed automatic transmission which results in utmost use of each and every drop of fuel. The vehicle gives an standard mileage of 5.8 kmpl in city and 10.5 kmpl on highway.

Power is the term which is never neglected by any potential customer or owner. In automobiles, power comes the first and helps the firm to get more customers. As far as this new offering of Jaguar is concerned, one need not to worry at all as the vehicle is fitted with most sophisticated powertrain and other supporting features. Let's see the specifications of powertrain. The engine which is in the heart of the machine is 5.0 L V8 petrol AJ V8 GEN III. The company, Jaguar India, claims it to be the most technically advanced Jaguar engine has ever created. This new powerhouse of Jaguar pumps out 385 PS of peak power at 6,500 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 515 Nm at 3,500 rpm. Faster acceleration, ultimate handling, better fuel economy and safety is determined by using advanced lightweight aluminium monocoque bodyshell.

ZF six speed automatic transmission ensures best use of power with the help of a fully-adaptive shift system which also promises silky gear shifting and ultimate performances. Some of other innovative integral parts of the vehicle such as air suspension, adaptive Dynamics and quick-ratio power steering provide superb handling and comfort.

The all-new sexy machine is available in 14 hues with various interior trims and veneer. The color combinations are: Porcelain White, Ebony, Botanical Green Metallic, Caviar Metallic, Liquid Silver Metallic, Lunar Grey Metallic, Vapour Grey Metallic, Pearl Grey Metallic, Spectrum Blue Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic, Indigo Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, Claret Metallic and Cashmere Metallic.

Porcelain White
Botanical Green Metallic
Caviar Metallic
Liquid Silver Metallic
Lunar Grey Metallic
Vapour Grey Metallic
Pearl Grey Metallic
Spectrum Blue Metallic
Frost Blue Metallic
Indigo Metallic
Ultimate Black Metallic
Claret Metallic
Cashmere Metallic

Acceleration and Pick Up
The Jaguar XJ comes loaded with 5.0 L, 5.0 L V8 petrol AJ V8 GEN III petrol engine that develops a peak power of 385 PS at 6,500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 515 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The powertrain's super power is transmitted through ZF six speed automatic transmission which also enhances handling of the vehicle. The top speed of the vehicle is 250 km/h. The sprint of 0-60 kmph, it just achieved in around 4 seconds, awesome.

Jaguar XJ Exteriors
Exterior Appearance
The sexy looks of the car tells everything which need not any adjectives. However, one would like to go through the expert words from industry people. So let's take a look on that too. The bodyshell is constructed using lightweight aluminium which is responsible for less fuel consumption due to its ligth weight and also ensure better handling and safety.

This four-door saloon that comes in sports coupe body is justified by sweeping roofline, swept-back Xenon light clusters. The Jaguar XJ bonnet is wider, sculpted power bulge and rigid looking manly wheels make the vehicle the most aerodynamic. Headlamps seems awesome with Adaptive front lighting, cornering lamps with washers and LED Signature lights. Other exterior features include power folding electric adjusted exterior mirrors, auto dimming with Courtesy Puddle lamps and memory function, heated windscreen,rain sensing windscreen wipers, heated rear window, front parking aid and rear parking camera aid (both include touch-screen visual indicators). Apart form this, the car incorporates LED tail lamps and tailpipes (twin with chrome finishers). The car sports a panoramic glass roof which is standard on all new XJ models. The glass roof can be swept back front the top of the windscreen.

Exterior Measurements
The four door luxury saloon is claimed more spacious and luxurious. The Jaguar XJ is crafted in a way as to give it a similar look of sports coupe. The overall length of the machine is 5,247mm, width 2110mm and height is 1,448mm. The wheelbase of the car is wider that is 3,157mm with ample rear legroom (1,121 mm). The overall weight of the vehicle is 2,335 kg.

Jaguar XJ Interiors

Interior Appearance
As soon as you enter in the cabin of the super luxury saloon, you must appreciate the design and advanced features from multimedia to sexy finish. It gives you the feeling of total comfort with handy use of instruments. You will first see the craftsmanship when you sit on driver's seat which is fitted with ample head and leg room. The three spoke leather steering wheel attract you to drive the car with highly advanced multimedia features. The front and rear portion is covered by premium carpet mat set whereas the front and rear seat come in soft grain leather.

The pan panoramic glass roof can be opened for natural lights and can be operated automatically. For avoiding scorching heat, a dark tint reflective coating is provided. Mirror-matched wood veneers curve add to the beauty of the car interiors which come in eleven shades. The veneers are borrowed from 1950's classic wooden speedboats.

One more exciting feature is there in the saloon, bathed in light. The bathed in light make the car a more luxurious place in night by turning blue. The light blue mood spreads in the cabin and turns you crazy.

Interior Comfort
The new luxury vehicle of Jaguar India launches a car with advanced technology and good comfort features. The car is spacious whether it is front or rear portion of the car. Head and legroom is ample for every passenger and driver itself. At the rear row around 1 meter of leg room is created for comfy seating. Twin Cup holder at front and rear seat's centre armset is also equipped with twin cup holders. A small storage compartment is encraved in the front centre console area for small things. Driver's foot rest and rear business trays and front ashtray with cigar lighters are provided especially for those who like to smoke in the car. Four zone climate control is also fitted for luxury.

Interior Measurements
The Jaguar XJ is regarded as the latest luxury saloon with four door which provides accommodation to five people. Five people can be accommodated easily in the car. The engineers of company managed to carve a nice rear legroom of 1,121mm which also make passengers' journey very special and comfortable. A nice headroom and legroom for all passenger and drive is provided for comfortable riding experience.

Engine Capacity and Performance
The car's powetrain is equipped with most advanced technology by Jaguar. The engine type is 5.0 L V8 petrol AJ V8 GEN III. The innovative power mill belts out 385 PS of peak power at 6500 rpm and churns a maximum torque of 515 Nm at 3500 rpm. The power and torque figures of the engine are enough evidence of masterpiece technology used in making by the engineers of the firm. The engine coupled with ZF six-speed automatic transmission along with a fully-adaptive shift system result in faster acceleration, zero loss of power while gearshifting or low speed and enhanced fuel economy. The electronically controlled six speed transmission can also be operated through steering wheel mounted paddles.

In view to make the car very special in term of performance, the vehicle is blessed with air suspension, quick-ratio power steering and Adaptive Dynamics which work together for amazing handling and control.

The bodyshell of the four-wheeler is made of advanced lightweight aluminium monocoque which results in faster acceleration, greater handling, better mileage and shorter stopping distances.

The car has wider and rigid wheels and tyres. The all new Jaguar XJ comes with larger wheelbase that is responsible for butter-smooth riding experience.

Braking and Handling
Braking and handling are unmatchable in this new machine which is also the flagship model of the company. The vehicle is equipped with front ventilated disc brake and rear disc brakes. The brakes are fitted with latest ABS systems which ensure instant halting at any level of speed. Features like Adaptive Dynamics, air suspension and quick-ratio power steering help to handle the four-wheeler in a much better way as to give a fine riding and control. The Jaguar XJ advanced lightweight aluminium monocoque bodyshell is very much to add faster acceleration and more precise handling. Handling is also refined through Adaptive Dynamics, air suspension and quick-ratio power steering.

Handling and Safety
The company has not compromised with the driver and passenger safety by providing a good number of passive and active features to name a few include pedestrian contact sensor, 3 flash land indicators, airbags at front and side (driver and passenger), airbag-side curtain, frontseats-whiplash protection system and seat belt reminder front and rear. For better handling of the mean machine, there are some standard and unique feature to Jaguar such as Adaptive Dynamics, electric parking brake, cruise control with automatic speed limiter, dynamic stability control with TRAC DSC mode along with air suspension and quick-ratio power steering.

Stereo and Accessories
The dashboard of the car is flooded with many pathbreaking new technologies which help the driver and front passenger. The dashboard houses a virtual instrument display on a 12.3 inch high-definition glass screen which is fitted right behind the steering wheel. The audio systems, climate control etc can be operated with touch-screen facility thereby a few switches. The driver and front passenger can have different screens with Dual View that allows both to see different content simultaneously. The car boasts of powerful 1200W Bowers and Wilkins surround sound system and the Audyssey MultEQ audio tuning system. The system produces amazing clarity with the help of 20 speakers. The system is supported by the ultimate in digital sound processing technology. The Media Hub of the sound system is equipped with advanced technologies which allows using USB memory sticks, iPods from Gen III to the latest iPod and iPhone. The external media devices can be inserted in a docking panel which is fixed in the centre-console storage box. The 30 GB hard drive saves your favourite numbers automatically in it when you play any media device.

Jaguar XJ Pros :

Luxurious with most advanced technologies, spacious, finest exterior and interior. Amazing acceleration and control and handling.