Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Aston Martin's deals are never going to contend with those of  Chevy or Mitsubishi,or even Ford. Aston offers just around 3,500 cars every year, except it has cut out a business sector corner wherein it assembles active models—the sort of plans that make us need to see the organization succeed. Be that as it may, as prevalent as Aston's Vantages and Vanquishes seem to be, its four-entryway Rapide S remains something of an anomaly seven years after its launched.

The Rapide is lovely to these eyes, regardless of the fact that it doesn't all around make individuals who experience it nibble the back of their hand. There's that wonderful V-12 in advance to adversary John Williams' creations, and afterward there is taking care of that asks for twisty gulches. In any case, offers of the enormous four-entryway are ludicrous, the back seats are made for youngsters—or grown-ups without legs, middles, or heads—and the Rapide sucks down fuel like the sahara desert when it rain drinks every last drop.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Good news, though: While the Rapide S’ price tag starts from the factory at $205,000, and the one pictured here is $227,000, you can pick up a used Rapide with only 8,000 miles for about $100,000. Settle for one with only 2,000 miles more and the price might drop to less than $90,000. And we’re talking certified, pre-owned warranty coverage here, silencing the voice in your head screaming about uncoverable repair bills.

Cost-of-running worries aside, and despite sales not setting the world alight, a second-generation Rapide is indeed in the pipeline and is scheduled to debut before the end of the decade, but given its lackluster performance in the market and issues such as the limited rear legroom, we can’t help but wonder, does it make sense for Aston?

It can, as you very much want to explore the Rapide’s limits. Turn the steering wheel—now a seemingly ancient design that dates the interior—and you’re presented with something that feels half its size. The chassis feels lively as you push it through a set of tight switchbacks, yet it is compliant in its ride quality when just ambling along. The seats are supportive, but soft and supple enough to allow for longer drives.

Its sonorous 5.8-liter V-12 is its party piece, though. With 555 hp and a quick-shifting eight-speed gearbox, your self-restraint will come under fire. The Rapide implores drivers to push harder, though you might be hard-pressed to ever get close to the top speed in excess of over 200 mph. You’ll also find yourself looking for edifices to bounce the engine’s noise back to you (tunnels, downtown skyscrapers, high-walled entry and exit ramps), and you will downshift deliberately if unnecessarily whenever you encounter these features.

 You likewise can't resist the urge to feel noble, something fundamentally the same as, I envision, to the first from the mid-1960s. There's show to this auto, notwithstanding when simply reflecting about town, heart-assault impelling cost included. Furthermore, not at all like numerous autos drawing closer this value, it doesn't convey as quite a bit of a sentiment parading your prosperity to the less fortunate.There is no quality of the privileged. 

On Sale: Now
Price: $ 206,819
Engines: 5.9L naturally aspirated DOHC 48-valve V-12/552 hp  6,650 rpm, 465 lb-ft  5,500 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Layout: 4-door, 4-passenger, front-engine, RWD, Sedan
EPA Mileage: 13/21 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H: 197.6 x 75.9 x 53.5 in
Wheelbase: 117.7 in
Weight: 4,400
0-60 MPH: 4.2 sec
Top Speed: 205mph

The Rapide, in any case, is a moving bargain. It's a low-thrown, four-entryway "roadster" in light of the DB9's design, assembled quickly to contend with Porsche's Panamera. Sadly—conspicuous difference an unmistakable difference to the simple yet pragmatic Panamera—its dumbfounding stylish is the reason for its restricted four-up handiness. Enter Aston's new, hyper-restricted, million dollar Lagonda Taraf: By augmenting the wheelbase 7.9 creeps and expanding back headroom with a body looking like an ordinary four-entryway, Aston Martin settled the Rapide's space issue. 

In any case, the Lagonda does not address the majority of the Rapide's characteristics. The transmission passage and back HVAC controls consolidate to shape an enormous focal segment that can make them feel confined from your traveler. (This may be a decent or terrible thing, circumstances depending.) The infotainment and HVAC controls don't feel especially unique, with both the Rapide and Lagonda experiencing an inside that isn't justified regardless of the cost of confirmation. 

So augment the wheelbase and tidy up the lodge, keep up a striking configuration and succulent execution, and the following Rapide will be something to discuss. In the event that the inside matches that of the forthcoming DB11, grievances ought to be annihilated. As it were, Aston Martin's future Rapide can't be a trade off to convey what Aston, the business, needs. Then again, get a minty utilized Rapide on the drawback of 50 percent of its unique quality, and you may be excessively bustling snickering, making it impossible to try stopping a solitary protest.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Notice "lightweight configuration," and supercar masters Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche presumably beat your hit parade. General Motors, on the off chance that you consider them by any means, definitely survives this rundown. In any case, now that each creator is endeavoring to fulfill future efficiency commitments, GM is developing as a pioneer of the lightweight pack, particularly as far as mass-delivered models that the vast majority of us can really manage. 

Charlie Klein, GM's official executive in charge of CO2 methodology, vitality, mass, and optimal design (what else matters?), as of late compressed the advancement America's biggest auto maker has made. Utilizing GM's own figures, seven crisp creation models are said to be lighter by a normal of 350 pounds contrasted and their prompt forerunners. Pressing proof into his case, Klein uncovered the techniques behind GM's effectiveness activity and shared a couple propelled advances under examination for future usage. 

Six to eight years back, GM's top building administration inferred that lighter items not just were vital to meet more stringent mileage models, additionally to contend effectively against worldwide rivals in execution. Once that acknowledgment streamed down to the R&D trenches, Klein and his designing group raised lightweighting to the same need as cutting edge powertrain advancements, streamlined refinement, and the optimization of every component and system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lightweighting isn't the wholesale conversion of steel bodies to aluminum or carbon-fiber construction. Because cost and other variables—such as crash safety, interior space, and noise and vibration—are involved, this engineering responsibility gets complicated fast. So that everyone involved understood the war against weight, some clever GM manager coined a concise battle cry: Every engineer, part, and gram matters!

Fortunately, GM is armed with clever experts and powerful design and development tools. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is arguably the handiest wrench in the GM toolbox; it facilitates the evaluation of 1001 good ideas before choosing a few for the prototype stage. CAE helps optimize load paths, structural stiffness, crash performance, aerodynamic efficiency, and curb weight. GM's team of 140 simulation engineers invested 19 million CAE computational hours to help shave weight in the Camaro and Malibu. Taking the incumbent German sport sedans seriously, another 50 million computational hours were invested in assuring that the Cadillac CT6 could meet or beat the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes-Benz E-class.                                                                                                   Some of this effort is basic attention to details. The Cadillac ATS, for example, is lighter because many panels are liberally punched with holes, and flanges are trimmed and scalloped around spot weld locations to shed unnecessary material. Newer model  Malibu is larger and structurally stiffer than its predecessor, but it's also hundreds of pounds lighter because half of its unibody consists of high-strength steel; seven different grades were selected to put the most appropriate steel at every location.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This how much Cadillac CT6 is a crazy quilt of aluminum, steel, magnesium, and plastic— over 10 different materials in all. Front longitudinal members that must absorb collision energy are aluminum extrusions. Castings, which save weight and trim the total parts count, are used for major joints such as the front hinge pillar. Sheet aluminum covers the roof, fenders, and doors. Various grades of steel comprise the passenger cell's safety cage. To assemble the CT6's parts into a cohesive unibody, GM uses eight different joining methods: 900 feet of structural adhesive, 30 feet of aluminum arc welds, 7 feet of aluminum laser welds, 2 feet of steel brazing, 1620 steel spot welds, 1465 aluminum spot welds, 740 flow-form screws, and 330 self-piercing rivets.

Audi, Jaguar, and others have manufactured aluminum bodies for years, but GM ventured beyond their methodology to make the CT6 lighter, stiffer, and reasonably affordable. One major stride is avoiding use of rivets for joining panels, which adds weight and cost. Instead, GM perfected spot-welding techniques to unite the various forms of aluminum. This required new electrode tip designs and careful programming of the electrical current and voltage. Nine GM plants applied the lessons learned to begin manufacturing aluminum liftgate, door, and body-structure components.
The following stride is joining aluminum and steel with spot welding. A key issue is that aluminum dissolves at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit while steel softens at 2800 degrees. Likewise, a slight between metallic layer frames between the two metals and the oxide covering the aluminum sheet must be managed. By utilizing reproduction instruments to display the basic material science, GM engineers distinguished the weld parameters that would permit customary approach—spot welding—to be utilized as a part of Cadillac's most up to date vehicle. After approval testing is finished, this protected strategy will be utilized to join two sheets of aluminum to a solitary sheet of steel in the CT6's seat backs. The second not so distant future application is spot welding an aluminum internal hood board to its steel fortification. 

Laser welding is another appealing innovation with issue ranges. Customary systems lessen quality with weld scatter and porosity issues. GM's licensed arrangement is utilizing double laser pillars to make a quiet pool of liquid metal at the weld area. The second issue is that the laser's gap plate is harmed by vitality reflected from the weld zone. That concern was resolved by shaping the plate into a V so that energy bounces harmlessly off without damaging the aperture plate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Magnesium is an attractive structural material because it's one-third lighter than aluminum. A few makers are already making inner-door assemblies of this material; Klein's show-and-tell compared a seven-piece steel assembly weighing 20 pounds to single-piece magnesium die-casting weighing half that much. Also, sheet magnesium is attractive for roof panels and other areas of the car. Three years ago, GM began manufacturing Cadillac SLS decklids in China consisting of a magnesium inner layer joined to an aluminum outer layer. Heating the magnesium to 850 degrees F softened it to the extent that it could be formed into a die with a blast of high-pressure air. A few hundred production cars were built to gain experience with this methodology.

Without saying exactly when, GM engineers acknowledge that they have sufficient experience testing carbon-composite wheels to offer them soon as a regular production option. This will save 35 pounds per car in unsprung weight and rotating inertia. Another study area is replacing most of a unibody's floor pan with a molded-fiberglass panel. A demonstration piece revealed a spot-welded sandwich of steel and fiberglass in key areas where seats, reinforcements, and cross members attach. Advantages are reduced parts count, lighter weight, and compatibility with current assembly methods. To save even more weight, substituting carbon fiber for the fiberglass also is feasible.Counting up the additions, GM asserts a net investment funds of 15-million gallons of fuel and 150,000 tons of CO2 for every year for seven new creation models: Buick LaCrosse; Cadillac XT5; Chevrolet's Camaro, Cruze, Malibu, and Volt; and GMC Acadia. This looks good for what's to come. Lessons learned, strategies set up, and innovation being worked on will lift GM's remaining on everybody's appreciation list. Also, don't be amazed if future GM items—match the best Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche supercars as far as both weight and execution.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


LOS ANGELES, California — By the time you read this, the memorable Sixth Street viaduct span appeared in these photographs—a historic point of Los Angeles' blasting 1930s and the craftsmanship deco engineering that characterized the developing city for a period—will be no more. It appears the solid utilized as a part of the extension has a kind of tumor, a high soluble base substance that brought about a compound response throughout the years, splitting its structure, and rendering it liable to fall ought to another significant seismic tremor hit Los Angeles—a possible sureness. In its place will be another extension, styled with components of the first yet free of the solid scourge that fixed its forerunner's destiny. 

Jonathan Ward, author and CEO of Icon, stands underneath this extension alongside the FJ44 Petersen Edition, a respect to the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Like the new extension, this vehicle was additionally given life through death. Each FJ that Icon assembles starts as a unique Toyota FJ—Toyota's unbelievable go-anyplace, do-anything vehicle—that has been rusted, harmed, or just headed to the point where a processing plant right reclamation would have neither rhyme nor reason. From this "end of life" FJ, as Ward calls it, some auxiliary parts are spared, alongside different odds and ends. Approximately 13 months after the fact, another Icon FJ is finished—a vehicle that builds and improves on the original’s concept without losing any of its charm. And it doesn’t look too threatened by any earthquake.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “The whole idea is a sense of continuity from the original FJ,” says Ward. “Everything on the original FJ has a purpose, and it’s almost immediately digestible. As soon as you see it, you know why it’s there and what it does and why it’s made out of that material. The view was to honor that tradition.”

That’s where the obsession starts. Ward, who began retooling FJs nine years ago, is consumed with all of the details pretty much all the time. He fell in love with the FJ during his world travels, finding the vehicle a key source of transportation in some of the world’s most rugged environments. Such was his passion for the model that he quit his well-paid 9-to-5 job to start a company supplying components to keep old FJs on the road. Ultimately, Ward’s all-conquering creative side coaxed him into not just maintaining but improving the FJ. That’s how Icon was born.                                                Nearly every part on the Icon FJ is reworked from the ground up to function, look, and feel better than the original. A new mandrel-bent steel chassis replaces the stock C-channel frame, and it’s both longer and sturdier than any FJ Toyota built. In addition to the four-door configuration, two-door versions are available, as is a pickup variant. Buy an Icon, and you’re buying a hand-built vehicle of which no two are exactly the same.

The Petersen Edition FJ44 is the most recent of more than 90 Icon FJs built to date, and it’ll soon be part of a six-month display in Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum. Most significantly, it boasts about 30 new features that Ward agonized, sweated, and, yes, obsessed over. These features are soon to be regular production changes that will further evolve the Icon into what he considers to be the third-generation of the “Ultimate FJ.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Said features are a mix of form and function, but some are more functional than others. At the top of the heap is this FJ44’s engine, a crate version of the 6.2-liter V-8 found in the previous-generation Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro SS. It makes 430 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque stock, but this one is augmented by a Magnuson supercharger, bumping output to somewhere in the neighborhood of 540 hp and 495 lb-ft. Then there’s the new Sport Brake package that marks Brembo’s first application for an Icon vehicle. It’s a six-piston front, four-piston rear setup with a hydro-boost-style master cylinder supplied by Wilwood. Other changes are found in the suspension, with new Fox Racing coil-over shocks and a radius-arm-style front suspension. Articulation over the standard Icon setup is diminished slightly, Ward says, in the name of improved road manners and ride quality. New forged aluminum 18-inch wheels are designed by Icon and made at Wheel Pros in California. Not only are they lookers in Icon’s Volcanic Blackish finish, but they’re also lighter than the previous 17-inch wheels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hoist yourself into the FJ44, a slight climb, and you’ll find all-new knobs, gauges, fold-down windshield clamps (from the industrial refrigeration field), and glove-box panel. The list goes on to include new interior and exterior mirrors, door handles,audio system ,center console, dome light, parking brake, LED headlights, seating surfaces, and more. Ward has worked on all of these changes for some time, building prototypes, refining each to his version of “right.” All these changes came about because a little bug in Ward’s brain said Icon’s previous designs, materials, and details were excellent but not excellent enough. You begin to wonder if Ward will ever think one of his FJs is perfect or if the target is forever moving.     Body boards are all marine-grade aluminum, aside from the hood; it conveys a honest to goodness Toyota parts number and is stamped from steel. The front grille is the genuine article as well, as are parts of the pedal box and the firewall. Very little else stays from the standard FJ, be that as it may. 

The huge V-8 starts up rapidly and sinks into a burbling unmoving, giving the FJ44 a sound to match its threatening looks. Slip the marginally dubious segment shifter from Park into Drive, plunge your foot into the throttle, and the Icon thunders off,  presumably in search of something to crush beneath its giant tires.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Creeping around downtown Los Angeles, the FJ44 is fast, genuinely agreeable, and marginally heavy. Its turning sweep is huge, so U-turns and stopping areas are given more thought than in your normal Jeep Wrangler. In any case, other than that, the FJ44 is amazingly simple to drive for such a brutish, 17-foot-long vehicle. It goes madly well—the inexhaustible torque raises it no hell to trill tires through a few riggings—and the guiding helps up pleasantly above stopping speeds. The Brembos are remarkably effective and have quite fair feel to boot, which is a charming astonishment in something this substantial with this much power. 

Yes, it's hard to believe, but it's true: The Official Vehicle of Armageddon is quite wonderful as you tootle down to the neighborhood boutique coffeehouse. Ward astutely included some truly decent cupholders as well, in the event that you don't complete your java before winding back to your popular space in downtown Los Angeles. On the other hand your yak-hair tent in Tibet, so far as that is concerned. The FJ44 appears as though it would be superbly content with either destination.                                                                                                                                                                                                     The thing is, however, it gets a great deal of consideration. People on foot and different drivers alike moderate and gaze. The police gaze as well, noticeably at odds on whether what we're driving is road legitimate. At last, they pick to not research further, to which the FJ protests, "Savvy move." Or possibly I did, reinforced by its machismo. Regardless, this model has no rooftop, and the entryways are genuinely low profile, so be set up to play a profoundly obvious supporting part in the activity motion picture your life transforms into while driving it. 

Yes, that is it! An activity motion picture! How about we see, "The Big One" hits downtown L.A. leaving rubble afterward.Traffic out of the city is jammed. The Icon FJ, meanwhile, is ready for its close-up.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Chevy gave out more specs on the all-new, all-electric 2017 Bolt at the Detroit Auto Show toward the beginning of today. How does 266 lb-ft of torque tickle you? 

Yes, the Bolt's electric engine will produce 200 hp and 265 lb-ft of turn through a 7:1 drive proportion. As indicated by Chevy, that is useful for a 0-60 time of under seven seconds, which is truly jolly for a zero-discharges auto. Without a doubt, it's no Ludicrous Mode Tesla, yet on the other hand the Bolt comes in under $30,000 after all the refunds. 

"It performs more like a games car than a hybrid," said Mark Reuss, Chevy's official VP of worldwide item improvement, at the Detroit Auto Show. 

Other Bolt details: According to Mary Barra's presentation, you'll have the capacity to quick charge the battery to 90 percent full in only 30 minutes when utilizing a DC charger. A full revive takes nine hours utilizing a 240-volt sustain, however Reuss said the full charge "is infrequently required." We're not so much beyond any doubt what that implies, yet with a guaranteed scope of 200 miles, the Bolt will probably have the capacity to handle the every day driving needs of generally people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In the event that you utilize the ride-hailing application Lyft, you may soon find that the pink mustache-wearing auto that comes to lift you up is a self-driving electric Chevy Bolt—gave you're in the yet-anonymous city where Lyft and GM plan to start open street testing of self-ruling autos. 

That is the word from The Wall Street Journal, which reports that GM and Lyft have consented to start testing self-driving autos on open streets inside the following year. While the area of the testing program has not yet been affirmed, Lyft insiders tell WSJ that clients will have the capacity to pick in (or out) of the self-driving test program while hailing a ride through the application. 

What's more, don't stress: WSJ reports that the main bunch of self-sufficient test autos will even now have a human in the driver's seat, to take control in the event that anything goes astray (and, assumedly, to fulfill the lawful prerequisites of the ward where the test will occur). 

The self-driving test will utilize an armada of Chevy Bolts, GM's up and coming all-electric auto promising 200 miles of reach and a sub-$30,000 cost after discounts. The Bolt is expected out to clients some time in 2017. 

It's a piece of a bigger push from GM to get into the self-driving pattern. Not long ago, the automaker gave Lyft a large portion of a billion dollars to "make a coordinated system of on-interest self-sufficient vehicles in the U.S." Separately, GM obtained reseller's exchange self-governing tech engineer Cruise Automation for $1 billion back in March. Journey Automation's innovation resolve the self-driving Bolts utilized as a part of the Lyft test. 

GM plans to utilize its Lyft association to develop a substantial client base for the Bolt among Lyft drivers, WSJ reports. Tech/automaker associations appear to be the subject this week: Fiat Chrysler simply consented to supply minivans to Google for self-driving tech advancement. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016


The yearly Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California has turned into a pre-famous showcase for a portion of the rarest, quickest, most sumptuous and most costly vehicles on the planet—which made it the perfect setting for the introduction of the Bentley Mulsanne Vision Convertible Concept. The four-place outdoors Bentley was uncovered to only a select modest bunch of global writers at the late Pebble Beach gathering, yet it will most likely be accumulating a lot of exposure sooner rather than later when it joins the Mulsanne lineup as a generation model. 

All things considered, frankly, the partisan principal from the brand is that the Bentley Mulsanne Vision Concept Convertible just gives a "look into the potential eventual fate of the marque's leader family," yet the organization's director and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, was more expected. 

"The present day, sumptuous, cutting edge Mulsanne [sedan] gives a flawless establishment on which to make the world's most rich convertible," as per Dürheimer. "The Convertible Concept will amplify the advance of the Mulsanne family, while improving the profile of the Bentley brand, especially in new and developing markets."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Since breaking away from Rolls-Royce in the late 1990s and becoming a part of the Volkswagen Group, Bentley has been steadily working to recapture its position as pre-eminent purveyor of luxury vehicles. And because VW has taken a relatively “hands-off” approach to ownership, while still providing a much-needed influx of resources, the results have been increasingly impressive. Thus, the current flagship—the Bentley Mulsanne, introduced at Pebble Beach in 2009—is almost 220 inches of handcrafted elegance, wrapped around a twin-turbocharged V8 that makes 504hp and 750 lb.-ft. of torque. It also makes short work of the ol’ 0-60 benchmark by accelerating to a mile a minute in just 5.2 seconds, then reaches 100 mph in 11.3 seconds, and tops out at 180 to 185 mph.

But while that may be the starting point for the new convertible concept, the Bentley Mulsanne Vision is more than just the sedan with two fewer doors and a new roof. Designers carefully adjusted the proportions of the vehicle to provide a unified and more aggressive look that’s enhanced by particularly strong wheel-arch lines, a much less vertical windshield, a higher waistline and shorter windows. The overall appearance is notably more sinister and dynamic than that of the sedan.

Further details are sketchy, so to speak, but the cockpit is said to deliver an “unrivalled combination of chic, contemporary design, sumptuous materials, painstaking attention to detail and supreme refinement.”

As far as when Bentley may begin delivering a Bentley Mulsanne convertible to customers, soon to be adnouncemt .

Monday, May 2, 2016


Technologically advanced and luxuriously designated, the 2016 Jaguar XJ is the zenith of the Jaguar sport cars. Select between the game imbued XJ, updated because of elite, or the XJL where sewn seats and an accessible back seat amusement systems demonstrate debauchery can be to a great extremely tasteful.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All XJ models feature InControl Touch Pro a brand new, state-of-the-art infotainment system. Driven by an Intel quad core System it takes the idea of the ‘connected car’ to another level. The system seamlessly integrates with your smartphone to offer a range of services that enhance the driving experience by keeping you completely connected while you are on the move.                                        The Touch-screen in your XJ connects with your smartphone, enabling you to access your Contacts, Music and Calendar as well as many third-party apps.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The XJ 12.3 inch high-definition Virtual Instrument Display brings information to life This powerful multi-layered, virtual display has been extensively remodeled for 2016 model year and combines an outstanding new design with an entirely new graphical interface and more advanced functionality to make driving even more of a pleasure. You can choose from four pre-set display themes, or view a full screen navigation with 3D mapping, to suit your personal preference.                                               Keep passengers entertained with dual 10.2 inch screens in the rear of the front headrests. Rear passengers can watch a DVD or streamed video via the Rear Media Interface. The system includes two WhiteFire  digital wireless headphones. This feature is only available as part of the Premium Rear Seat Package.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Designed for the XJ by Meridian™, the British audio experts two different systems are available in XJ models. The standard Meridian 825W Digital Surround Sound System and the Meridian Reference 1300W Digital Sound System. Both feature advanced technology including Digital Signal Processor  software to create superb stereo or surround sound throughout the cabin and optimize every element of the system, as well as Meridian Cabin Correction to dramatically improve the clarity and authentic reproduction of your music.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The standard Meridian  Surround Sound System uses no less than 20 speakers, including two subwoofers, plus Audyssey MultEQ sound equalization technology to produce 7.1 surround sound. With Meridian’s exclusive Trifield™ technology delivering a wide, full stereo experience, you receive incredibly realistic audio – just as the artist intended it to be heard.

With 1,300 watts of maximum power and 26 speakers, including three mounted in the back of each front seat, this reference surround sound system certainly earns its name. The large array of speakers helps to ensure that each occupant within the vehicle cabin is provided with a more personal music experience. The Conversation Assist uses individual microphones above each seating position to reinforce the occupant’s voice during normal conversation within the vehicle cabin.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All new 2016 XJ is bolder and more assertive with enhancements that include an imposing, more upright front grille, more powerful full LED headlamps and eye-catching new tail lamps. The powerful character of the XJ is balanced by its dynamic lines and sculpted elegance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   With its fusion of honed dynamic lines and sculpted elegance, the XJ fulfills the key Jaguar brand aesthetics of beauty, purity and simplicity.Even at rest, it has the ability to raise your heart rate. In motion, is a sight to behold. The powerful character of the XJ is reflected in its low, wide stance and long taut waistline. With a fusion of honed lines and sculpted elegance, it fully embodies the Jaguar promise of dramatic, dynamic and pure design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Design and engineering come to life in the XJ. The front of the car is more bold and assertive than ever with an imposing new front grille design, which is framed by more powerful and efficient full LED headlamps, boasting a striking illuminated ‘double J’ daytime signature light design.   The perspective from inside XJ is outstanding: an all encompassing, heat-intelligent glass rooftop clears back and over the back seats. It channels UV beams and surges the inside with characteristic light making it feel delightfully breezy, incredibly extensive and on account of compelling tinting, extremely private.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           At the rear, striking new tail lamps with signature ‘J’ LED illuminated running lights and elliptical tailpipes accentuate the power and agility of the XJ. The rear screen wraps seamlessly around the XJ to create a floating roofline that emphasizes the long, low and wide profile. XJ R-Sport features dynamic styling cues that include a gloss black grille and rear valance, as well as a front splitter, ‘R’ style side sills and a rear spoiler.   Create your perfect interior with a choice of color themes and up to 4 veneers.    The XJ cabin is both sporty and luxurious, designed to excite the senses and provide a welcoming experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Inside the XJ, the impression of space is emphasizd by the all encompassing rooftop and the scope hand-crafted veneer that runs around the cabin. The sentiment extravagance is punctuated by energizing solace components, and phosphor blue lighting makes an exquisite completing touch. So you never simply go in a XJ, you are transported to another place.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Long wheelbase XJ models take the luxury of space to another level with no compromise to the beauty of the stylish exterior of the XJ. Featuring quilted seat styling and over 3 feet of legroom for rear passengers, it is the perfect environment in which to work, enjoy a host of entertainment options, or simply stretch out and relax.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The spacious rear cabin of the XJ is made to crafted to pamper you. It can be further improved with individual, stowable 10.2 inch HD screens and an inside armrest lodging mixed media and front and back seat controls, and additionally giving valuable useful storage. On XJL Portfolio models the leather upholstery has a sophisticated new Diamond Quilted Stitch pattern for the last word in luxury.   The XJ highlights twin needle sewing all through, adding to the lavish feel of value and giving improved sturdiness. On some demonstrates, sewing in a differentiating shading can be included the further touch of personalization.The XJ multi-utilitarian seating gives you finish control of your own solace. All seats, front and back,feature heated and cooling, so the ideal solace level is the touch of a catch away. Indeed, even after numerous hours in the driver's seat,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The XJ offers a choice of exceptional engines built to satisfy different driving styles and requirements, but always to ensure outstanding performance and handling.    The 3.0L V6 340 hp Supercharged engine provides high performance with an immediate response even at low engine speeds. With 332 lb-ft of torque, it can accelerate the XJ from rest to 60 mph in as fast as 5.7 seconds .3 Available on the XJ R-Sport XJ R-Sport AWD, XJL Portfolio and XJL Portfolio AWD.    The excellence of the XJ is more than shallow. Its aluminum monocoque development is solid yet light, with close impeccable front-to-back weight appropriation. Its exceptional unbending nature gives certain, exact taking care of, and is intended to assimilate the effect of poor street surfaces in its step. 

This propelled body structure additionally helps the XJ accomplish preferred efficiency over it would with a heavier steel structure. That is not all – up to 50 percent of the aluminum utilized as a part of the XJ is from reused sources.    Adaptive Dynamics analyzes vehicle speed, steering and body movements of the XJ up to 500 times a second, and then continuously modifies suspension damping rates for increased stability and comfort, whether cornering, negotiating potholes or accelerating on the highway. The 8-speed transmission in the XJ is controlled by the beautifully designed JaguarDrive Selector™, which rises into your hand once the Start/Stop button is pressed. Simply rotate the selector to move from Park to Reverse or Drive. JaguarDrive Control offers specific settings for the drivetrain: Dynamic Mode, which modifies transmission shift points while illuminating the Virtual Instruments in red, or Winter Mode, providing more progressive throttle control for slippery conditions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Active Differential in the XJ/XJL Supercharged and XJR detects wheel spin and varies the torque delivery to each rear wheel, enhancing both traction and cornering agility. This advanced all-wheel-drive system employs active power-transfer technology to continuously monitor road conditions and optimize traction and handling balance. Available on V6 Supercharged engines.  All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) can provide assistance in slippery conditions; whether helping to navigate a snowy driveway or park on a slippery incline.This low speed cruise control operates between 2 and 18mph, allowing you to concentrate more on steering.   Sophisticated driver assistance systems are designed to provide reassurance, information, and an enhanced feeling of control, allowing you to focus on the pleasure of driving.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Intelligent High Beam system recognizes light from other vehicles, automatically switching the full LED headlights between low and high beams as needed. Additionally, Adaptive Front Lighting works in conjunction with the steering to increase illumination on bends, making night driving less stressful.  Advanced Driver Assistance Systems help to maintain awareness of your surroundings on the move and reduce stress when parking. 360o Park Distance Control is designed to alert you to the proximity of objects around XJ. For even greater reassurance, the Surround Camera System displays images on the central Touch-screen from four cameras positioned around the car.  Jaguar InControl Protect includes SOS Emergency Call and Optimized Roadside Assistance. In the event of a critical situation, your Jaguar vehicle can automatically notify emergency services of your location. Should you contact Jaguar Roadside Assistance, the system can provide your GPS location and relevant diagnostic information, including battery charge, fuel level and tire pressure to guide the call center and help minimize delays to your journey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           For effortless long distance driving, Adaptive Cruise Control is designed to maintain a pre-set gap between you and the vehicle in front. Queue Assist allows the XJ to come to a complete stop automatically when it reaches a line of traffic.                                                                                                                                                                       A full complement of airbag supplemental restraint systems is designed to provide protection in certain collision scenarios: Dual front airbags, an airbag in each front seat’s outer seat edges, and side-curtain airbags above the side windows. Sensors in the front seats detect the size and weight of the driver and passenger, and are designed to direct the front airbags to deploy appropriately. Advanced seatbelt pretensioners automatically tighten the seatbelts when they sense rapid deceleration. In addition, anti-whiplash technology is designed to move the front head restraints forward in certain types of collisions in order to help prevent whiplash-type injuries.