Jaguar India after having recently tasted success with its 3.0litre XJ diesel is offering a 2.0litre petrol model to increase its market coverage and appeal to a broader audience. The sedan will be assembled locally at the company’s Pune production facility.
Refinements have been made to the rear seats of the cabin, which now boast of electrically adjustable rear seats with a three-stage massage function, increased headroom, electric window blinds, soft door close, LED reading lights and business style tables. Rear seat entertainment is amplified by 10.2-inch screens staring at you from the back of both front seats and an 825 Watt Meridian sound system pumping out your favourite tunes.
The major update is to the heart of the car. This XJ gets the 2.0litre, in-line, four cylinder unit having 237bhp and 340Nm of torque married to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Jaguar says this luxury limo will go from nought to 100kmph in 7.5seconds and hit a top speed of 241kmph. Fuel economy is a claimed 9.4kmpl with 253.31grams of carbon-dioxide emitted every kilometer.
Competition for the XJ is in the form of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series. Both are fantastic cars in their own right but the XJ does come across as a worthy competitor, which needs to be taken seriously.