For its latest update to the XJ, Jaguar has updated the interior and added more standard features

For its latest update to the XJ, Jaguar has updated the interior and added more standard features

Jaguar has revised its XJ lineup for the 2009 model year, offering customers more value and increased comfort. Building upon last year’s mid-cycle facelift, Jaguar designers have focused on the interior elements of the luxury saloon and refined the vehicle’s diesel offerings for European markets.

Changes to the interior include an all-new seat design for improved comfort and support and heated front seats standard across the range. Air-conditioning is now standard on Sovereign models. The XJ also gained an increase in rear leg and foot room thanks to redesigned front seat backs, allowing easier access to the back seats.

The lineup now consists of the entry level XJ Executive powered by a 2.7L turbodiesel engine. Standard features include satellite navigation, front and rear parking aids, Bi-xenon headlights, and Jaguar tread plates. Upgrading to the Sovereign model adds 20in Takoba wheels, heated and cooled seats, and a lamb wool rug set. Rounding on the range is the XJ Super V8 powered by a 4.2L supercharged V8. It comes with chrome side vents and Rich Oak veneer as standard. Other goodies include Jaguar's high performance braking system with black painted calipers.

Every XJ comes with the carmaker’s ‘Computer Active’ suspension management, automatic head restraints, and an optional tire pressure monitoring system.