NEW FOR 2012:

– New Rear Seat Comfort package standard on XJL Supersport
– New XJL Executive Package available on long-wheelbase model
– Optional Illumination Package
– Warranty returns to 4 years/80,000 km
– Interior colour: Jet/Ivory with contrast stitching added

For 2012, changes to the Jaguar XJ are in trim. The XJL Supersport adds a new standard Rear Seat Comfort package that includes electric recline, lumbar adjustment and massage functions, while new available packages include an Executive Package of fold-down business trays, electric rear sunshade, upgraded carpeting, heated leather steering wheel, gloss wood veneer choices and chrome mirror housing on the long-wheelbase model and an Illumination Package that adds illuminated sill plates, trunk latch and front and rear air vents previously available only on the Supersport model. The warranty, which was changed in 2011 to five years from four, returns to 4 years/80,000.

The XJ comes with a choice of three engines. The XJ (regular wheelbase) and XJL (long-wheelbase) use a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8. The XJL Supercharged uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that makes 470 horsepower, while the XJ Supersport and XJL Supersport use a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that produces 510 horsepower. All use a six-speed automatic transmission that features Jaguar’s signature rotary dial gear selector, which rises out of the console when the ignition is turned on.

Features on the XJ include 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED tail lamps, chrome exhaust finishers, automatic xenon headlamps, power trunk lid, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding auto-dimming heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, blind spot monitor, front and rear parking aid, tire pressure monitoring system, 16-way driver and 12-way passenger heated and cooled perforated leather seats, heated rear seats, auto up/down windows, panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control with automatic speed limiter, garage door opener, illuminated vanity mirrors, puddle lamps, keyless entry with pushbutton start, CD/DVD stereo with touch screen and XM satellite radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, and navigation system.

The long-wheelbase models add four-zone automatic climate control, illuminated rear vanity mirrors, rear business trays, electric rear sunshade, and manual rear side window sunshades.

The Supercharged model builds on the XJ and adds 20-inch alloy wheels, four-zone automatic climate control, Active Differential Control, electric rear window sunshade, premium headliner, 20-way driver and passenger electric seat adjustment, front seat massage function, and premium Bowers & Wilkins 1200-watt stereo.

The Supersport adds full leather interior, three-spoke heated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, reclining and massaging rear seats, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

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