Jaguar is launching the 2016 XJ facelift which comes with a number of tweaks both inside and out. Work started on the outside where the full LED headlights and taillights have received slightly different graphics, as well as revised oval exhaust finishers and there’s also a black pack for those who want a more monochromatic look for their British luxury full-size sedan. Jaguar has implemented a newly developed electric power-assisted steering system which they say is more responsive and also lowers fuel consumption. The XJ has also gained Jaguar’s All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC) system and can be had with the company’s latest safety and assistance systems.
The facelift brings an R-Sport version which has a three-piece front splitter, rear spoiler, side power vents and updated side sills. It adopts a glossy black theme for the window surrounds, grille mesh and rear valance while the 20-inch Mataivia wheels are exclusive to this model. Stepping inside, it gets a Jet headliner, carbon fiber trim, piano black accents, sport seats and R-Sport treadplates and steering wheel.
The 2016 XJ facelift will be available in a range-topping Autobiography trim which has 20-inch Maroa alloys and comes only in LWB guise. It can be visually distinguished by its chrome air intakes for the front bumper, along with quilted semi-aniline leather seats with contrast stitching, rich oak inlay veneer, illuminated stainless steel treadplates and a leather headliner. This variant also has a rear-seat entertainment setup with two 10.2-inch high definition folding screens.
In terms of pricing, the base XJ SWB 3.0D Luxury begins at £58,690 and rises to £100,000 for the range-topping XJ LWB 5.0P S/C Autobiography.