The facelifted Jaguar XJ has made a surprise appearance at the Bangsar Shopping Centre – the refreshed luxury sedan is seen here in base 2.0 Ti guise, and a call to Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia confirmed that it is now on sale.
Changes to the big cat include a redesigned front bumper incorporating a sharper grille, along with updated LED tail lights with “J-signature” graphics and a revised rear bumper with dual oval exhaust tips.
Inside, there is a new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a quad-core processor, a 60 GB solid state drive and an eight-inch colour touchscreen. This is mated to a revised 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster that can now display a full navigation map, much like the new XF and F-Pace.
The Ford-derived 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is unchanged from before, making 240 PS and 340 Nm of torque. The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission is also unchanged, sending the engine’s power to the rear wheels. Under the skin, electric power-assisted steering has been added, along with the All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC), a sort of low-speed cruise control for slippery surfaces.
Standard kit is fairly basic – you get xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, a powered bootlid, navigation and the regular 280 W Jaguar Sound system with the base price. The car seen here is fitted with a bunch of options, including the new full-LED headlights, 20-inch Kasuga alloy wheels, a pair of 10.2-inch rear entertainment screens, an ambient lighting pack and a 825 W Meridian Surround Sound system.
The price listed on the spec sheet is RM740,043. Sources within JLRM said that this price is inclusive of these options and excludes on-the-road costs, and that the price of the standard car is actually RM645,000 (also not OTR). More local information of the Jaguar XJ will be available soon, so stay tuned.