The Best Luxury Cars
September 16, 2014: Jaguar expanding its model lineup introduced the XJ 2.0L Petrol LWB Portfolio at INR 93.24 lakhs (ex showroom Mumbai). The saloon houses 2.0 litre i4 petrol engine which develops a power of 237bhp with peak torque of 340Nm. Inside the cabin, the car embraces electrically adjustable rear seats with massage function in three intensity settings, increased rear headroom, Rear Seat Entertainment with two 25.9 cm (10.2) LCD screens, electric rear side window blinds, soft door close, 825 Watt Meridian Surround Audio System, LED reading lights in the rear and newly designed business tables in the rear.
Jaguar XJ is the high end luxury saloon in the fleet of JLR, which was introduced few years ago in India. The car maker is offering this vehicle in two trim levels which are Premium Luxury and Portfolio. Initially these variants were offered with a 3.0 litre diesel engine as standard under the hood. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 271.23bhp along with a commanding torque output of 600Nm, which is remarkable. Now, the car maker has rolled out a new petrol variant in this series. This new trim is powered by a 2.0 litre i4 petrol mill that is mated with an advanced 8 speed automatic transmission gearbox that is further incorporated with JaguarDrive selector. This saloon is all about high end luxury, style and sophisticated technology, which makes it unique in its class. The main highlight of this saloon is its lavish interior space and seating accompanied by several high end equipments. Its leg space is quite roomy owing to its long wheelbase of 3157mm. All the seats can be adjusted in 20 different ways using electric function and three programmable memory setting. Furthermore, they also have features like ventilation, heating and massage, which explains about the luxury inside. This models series also gets a 4 zone automatic climate control system featuring air quality sensor and recirculation along with other aspects like JaguarSense for opening of glovebox.
In terms of exteriors, this saloon has a sleek body structure with cab forward design, which makes it resembles like a coupe. Its exteriors are fitted with several trademark features including bi xenon headlamps including LED DRLs, a set of stylish alloy wheels and distinctly crated taillights. This model series is also bestowed with a panoramic heat reflective glass, which filters UV rays and floods natural light to the cabin. The car maker has also integrated innovative features like JaguarDrive Control featuring three different modes like Normal, Winter and Dynamic. In addition to this, it is also integrated with several traction control features like ASR and dynamic stability control, which makes handling quite simple. Furthermore, this saloon is bestowed with adaptive dynamics system that monitors the suspension mechanism and adjusts the damping to suit according to the road condition. This saloon is blessed with intelligent safety functions including pedestrian contact sensing and Jaguar smart key system with keyless entry, which actively safeguards everyone on board. This vehicle will now compete with the likes of Mercedes Benz S Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8L in the high end luxury saloon segment.