Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ

The New Jaguar XJ 2.7 Diesel And 2006 XJ Range | Part Four

Published 27 August 2005 Melanie Carter
Improvements To All 2006 Jaguar XJ Models

Coinciding with the introduction of the new diesel-powered XJ are a host of additional improvements to 2006 Model Year Jaguar XJ models. Widely regarded as being the most refined premium saloon on sale today, significant advances to all new XJs will ensure that the car retains that position.

Jaguar is the first manufacturer in the premium vehicle sector to introduce acoustic laminated glass. This glass reduces wind noise and engine noise levels by up to 5 decibels above standard laminated glass. Jaguar is also the first manufacturer to feature a bonnet liner with integrated side seals which further improve noise levels in the cabin.

Similarly, the driver’s airbag is now isolated from the steering wheel, which significantly reduces the level of vibration transmitted through to the driver.

As well as ensuring Jaguar customers own one of the most refined cars in the world, the addition of several new technology features to all models (dependent on market) guarantees they also own one of the safest. All XJs are fitted as standard with 19 and 20-inch wheels and - dependent on market - use Jaguar’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) which assists the driver by highlighting an excessive loss in vehicle tyre pressure. TPMS measures the pressure in each of the tyres on the vehicle and issues warnings if any of the pressures deviate to a significant level.

An Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) feature can be used by the driver to select a maximum vehicle speed limit. This is an additional function which is incorporated into the current cruise control system. When the ASL has been set, the throttle will respond to the driver’s demand until the set limit is reached. At this point, provided the throttle position is sustained, the vehicle will maintain the set speed. The ASL system can be cancelled by either switching to cruise control, applying kick-down on the accelerator pedal or by pushing the cancel button. ASL is used separately rather than together with the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system.

Aware that safe and legal mobile phone usage is vital to nearly all our customers, Jaguar introduced Bluetooth connectivity to the XJ as an optional feature in the 2005 Model Year (where license permits), replacing the previous fixed phone solution.

The system has been developed by Jaguar in conjunction with Motorola and is compatible with a number of current Bluetooth handsets (depending on market). The main benefit of the Bluetooth integration feature is the flexibility and simplicity it offers, providing primary phone functions while interacting with on-board vehicle controls such as steering wheel buttons, the audio system, touch-screen and JaguarVoice control (where fitted). The phone can be left in the driver's bag or pocket and does not need to be docked into the vehicle.

Calls can be actioned by using the steering wheel controls and audio or touch-screen keypads. The audio will be muted and the dedicated microphone, carried over from previous systems, switched on. Voice commands can be used where the optional JaguarVoice system is fitted.

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