There is a saying that states a dog will think of its owner as God due to the constant caring and feeding while a cat will think itself to be God for the same reasons. Well, what we have here is a cat that has the ability to make others think of you as God, albeit with a little extra caring and feeding. Yes, the Jaguar XJ is a big growling cat that will not only pamper you in return and provide you with a thrilling drive but scare all those stray dogs away as well. Longer, wider and just half an inch lower than the XF, the 2010 XJ was unveiled at the Auto Expo and is expected to be launched in India this year.
Built using Jaguar’s aerospace-inspired aluminium body technology due to which the vehicle sheds 150 kg, the flagship four-door for Jaguar aims to change the idea of luxury. The interiors seem pleasant and should be filled with technology while space will certainly not be an issue with one metre of rear legroom on the long wheelbase model. A panoramic glass roof adds to the feeling of space in the day while the cabin gets lit up in blue once the sun goes down. What the cabin also gets is a ‘Virtual Instrument’ display instead of a regular instrument cluster which provides the driver with all sorts of information and a centre console that houses a high-definition touch-screen which works along with the virtual instrument display.
Expect the vehicle to come down with a naturally aspirated 5.0 litre V8 engine with figures for power and torque reading 385 PS and 515 Nm respectively. Benefiting from technologies like Adaptive Dynamics, Active Differential Control and a quick-ratio power steering system, the luxury sedan is already open for bookings in India and should hit dealerships by June.
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