The 2014 model year Jaguar XJ is the latest in a long line of luxurious Jaguar sports saloons, incorporating enhanced rear cabin luxury features, comfort and in-car technology to create a truly elegant and contemporary luxury Jaguar. These engines, as well as the other XJ variants, are mated to Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic gearbox which offers a broad spread of ratios for a perfectly balanced combination of smooth-shifting, economy and driver control.The long-wheelbase models feature enhanced rear cabin luxury features which include ‘airline’ style reclining seats with massage function, increased headroom*, fold-out business tables and a specially re-tuned rear suspension set-up to enhance rear seat ride comfort.The entertainment system has been enhanced with a Rear Seat Entertainment package featuring two hi-resolution touchscreens, and optional premium Meridian Reference Audio System with Conversation Assist.
Conversation Assist, which is only available with the Meridian™ Reference Audio System, utilises a microphone above each seating position and digital audio processing technology to reinforce the occupant’s voice via the vehicle’s audio system. This makes it much easier for occupants to be heard clearly by the other occupants in the vehicle above any cabin noise.
Conversation Assist can be activated whenever the infotainment system is on, whether audio sources are actively playing through the audio system or not, but the feature will not be active when in a phone call or voice session.
The new centre armrest, which can be stowed in the upright position to allow the use of the centre seat, houses all the seat controls as well as the Front Seat Activation button which allows control of the front passenger seat from the rear. Front seat enhancements include massage functions for each seat with five levels of intensity, allowing occupants to personalise their massage settings to their preference.Through the use of the front touchscreen, any one of the four electric seats can be selected and then fully controlled via the driver’s seat switches.
The rear seats can be returned to their home position by the use of the touchscreen and driver’s memory buttons, and can also be programmed to return to their home position on rear door opening for ease of entry and exit. The LWB XJ also features leather-surfaced business tables in the rear, which fold out of the seatbacks of the front seats. To keep rear seat passengers shielded from the sun, and to offer privacy, the XJ offers electric rear-side window blinds that are operated via the window lift switches. An increase in rear headroom* by 13mm gives rear-seat passengers the optimum in luxurious, limousine levels of comfort.
14MY XJ customers can choose from an exterior palette comprising 15 colours: Polaris White, Ebony, Ultimate Black, Stratus Grey, Lunar Grey, Rhodium Silver, Cashmere, Osmium Blue, Dark Sapphire, Caviar, Carnelian Red, Black Amethyst, Italian Racing Red, British Racing Green and Satellite Grey. The 14MY XJ also features newly designed 18-inch Manra lightweight forged alloy wheels, and soft closing door technology which ensures that the doors of the XJ are securely closed with minimum exertion and undue noise.
The Meridian™ Reference Audio System incorporates two 80mm speakers and one 25mm tweeter set in the rear of the each of the front seats; this combined with the speaker drive unit upgrades delivers a concert-like experience for all vehicle occupants. The system also incorporates DEC, which is a progression of the successful Dynamic Volume Control (DVC). This utilises the microphones above each listening position to optimise the frequency response and level of the sound to compensate exactly for varying levels and types of noise registered.