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Jaguar News: Jaguar Unveils Refreshed 2016 Jaguar XJ

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The Jaguar XJ is getting a refresh for the 2016 model year, but almost all of the upgrades come from the I. T. department.

 

Visually, the exterior gets new LED accent lighting, active LED headlamps with automatic high-beams, and a more upright grille. XJR models will come with a Black Pack option for sportier styling.

 

Engines for the US carry over with the 340 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter V6 and the 5.0 liter V8 in either 470 hp or 550 hp tune. Europe gets an upgraded, lower emissions diesel 3.0 liter V6 and a 236 hp / 250 lb-ft 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder. All engines are tied to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

 

Next up, Jaguar's I.T. Department goes to town






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First and foremost I absolutely FAIL.. to see the differences in this new on and the one we have been looking at sporadically for the past 5 years. I FAIL.. to see why no one calls certain companies out on BULL$h! like this yet get on Cadillac for making their CT6 resemble the gorgeous CTS.

 

Jag's advantage of weight is no longer an advantage:

Curb weight lbs (kg)
RWD: From 3,891 (1,765) /
AWD: From 4,112 (1,865)
RWD: From 3,913 (1,775) /
AWD: From 4,134 (1,875)
 
CT6 is promised to not go over 4000
 
The lightest XJ is still 3900. The CT6 is promised to be 3650 base.
 
Wheel base of 119.4 to 124.3, meaning the difference between it and the CT6 is in the middle with the Cadillac being 1.9 inches shorter than the LWB XJ, yet 3 inches longer than the SWB
 
 
Interior wise I am gonna go with Caddy again. The Jag looks like it has not gone any further. And what is it suddenly with the need for the seats to look like quilts in luxo cars.. and Kia???

 

 

 

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I totally agree with Cmicasa on his take on this FAILURE of Jag!

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My my, this Kitty has aged horribly.

When this car came out I was in love with the sexiness of it. I was totally ready to forget about years 1994-2007. However...looking at how awkward the front fascia looks, how the C-Pillar looks weird, I long for the Series II & III...

If LSX swaps are overdone...this is the one car that begs for a Chevy Small Block to be dropped under its hood.

 

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And of course coupe

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I liked the very last of the "classic" style.

 

Are we talking about the generation before this one?

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What are the "automatic high beams" supposed to do?

 

Question regarding WHATEVER jaguar may do- will anyone notice/care?

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He's talking about this sexy cat... respectable as EFF.. and not chasing any one

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Yeah, that. After putting this article up, I poked around on Autotrader and found one of those in LWB Portfolio trim for very reasonable money. very sharp car

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^^^

Especially in supercharged form, that generation was a beast.

 

I noticed how I worded my comments about me being ready to forget the 1994-2007 models could be viewed as negative.

What I meant to say is that I was ready for Jaguar's new generation and new looks. I liked the new direction.

But unfortunately...the XJ has aged horribly, and the XF is heading in the same direction for me....and that is why I long for Jag's XJ Series II and III...because those lines are timeless. And yeah...like Drew said...the last of the "classic" style indeed.

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He's talking about this sexy cat... respectable as EFF.. and not chasing any one

2009_jaguar_xj_sedan_xjr_fq_oem_1_500.jp

Yeah, that. After putting this article up, I poked around on Autotrader and found one of those in LWB Portfolio trim for very reasonable money. very sharp car

 

 

 

 

 

It was a flagship, that was not the S-Class, wasn't German, wasn't fat as $h!.. and people knu U were well-off when U pulled up. 

Cadillac.. will U market the CT6 the way the OLD XJ was marketed  please?

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He's talking about this sexy cat... respectable as EFF.. and not chasing any one

2009_jaguar_xj_sedan_xjr_fq_oem_1_500.jp

Yeah, that. After putting this article up, I poked around on Autotrader and found one of those in LWB Portfolio trim for very reasonable money. very sharp car

 

 

 

 

 

It was a flagship, that was not the S-Class, wasn't German, wasn't fat as $h!.. and people knu U were well-off when U pulled up. 

Cadillac.. will U market the CT6 the way the OLD XJ was marketed  please?

 

And it had a proper horizontal Jag dash w/ a plank 'o wood.  The current XJ dash is so generic and styleless...

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This is a mid-cycle enhancement, so nothing much to get excited about.  I thought the XJ looked cool when it came out, and the XJR models still do sort of, but it is looking like a bit of a boring design.  It is too rounded off, too much jelly bean shape like every other car on the road.

 

I also was a big fan of the 2004-2008 era XJ, especially the XJR since it had the sport body kit and wheels.  That car just looked different than everything else, it looked old school and bad ass, like something a mafia hitman would drive.  And they were dirt cheap used compared to other luxury cars.

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Well...the interior of the Jaguar is from 2009...Its an older design...

And...the dashboard and console displays can be personalized and configured to display what the driver wants. That would be a common and expected feature today in 2015, but in 2009, Jaguar was amongst the first to offer this. So...although the design might look dated, the tech behind the LCD dashboard and console screen  could be said is innovative one could say that Cadillac FINALLY caught up to the 21st century...just sayin'

 

I mean...the Jaguar XJ is not all that bad...

It still pampers you...

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Id say that is a BIG win for the Jaaaaaaaaaag as compared to the Cadillac CT6...

Executive seating in the back for the CT6...

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Yeah...I know....give Cadillac enough time to grow into top tier 1...cool...but we cant just tear down another competitor just because....especially when that competitor's vehicle is still above the food chain of the best vehicle our favorite brand offers...

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^^^^having say in the back of the CT6at the NY show.. I can attest that the seats in the rear.. that I'll never want to ride in.. do recline and move aft and fore.. the media center is awesome and there is a proposed table setting as well.

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I do like the new XJ also, but it needed more than the refresh it got.   I wish Jaguar had worked on the 3.0 V6 NHV, it feels buzzy and not premium at all. 

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I'd take the XJ interior over the CT6 I think.  The XJ has a lot of that piano black trim that I don't like, but I still like the style and design of the XJ interior.  S-class beats them all tough.

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