2015 Jaguar XJ AWD

2015 Jaguar XJ AWD

3.0 litre V6 Supercharged
8-spd automatic
340 hp
332 lb.ft
0 – 100 km/h in 6.4 sec

Starting at $89,490

I use Jaguar’s instrument cluster as a barometer, so many are so cluttered.

It’s minimal, and uses appropriately-sized numbers, text and symbols (especially the cruise control.)

How the rear window cascades over the side though.

And how the taillights do the same thing.

It’s also available in a V8, but this standard supercharged V6 launches quickly, especially in sport mode. Despite it’s size the XJ is very nimble. Steering is well balanced and direct, its handling is refined, and of course that great Jag growl.

Those are the controls for the rear seats.   Leather everything, carbon fibre touches, it’s all elegance that will wear well over time.  It’s the same thing I always say

Jaguar is the car version of old money

Which means my grimey outfits become chic.

Even their marketing campaign rocks #GoodToBeBad – why Jaguar is the perfect car to drive when committing crime.

Remember when I spent a Saturday night hanging out in my driveway with This Week’s Car? It was this one.

Thought I was a beautiful park, till the man came over and asked why I was photoing a car on his lawn,  “wait, I’m not on public property am I…”

He was kind and let me stay.

Blog tag = Jaguar

 

 

The ‘Goodbye to the Newspaper’ Column

Tough to write, but think it came out pretty good.

It’s a 2015 Jaguar XJ AWD.

Read it online at Autonet.

Favourite line:

All of it. Writing ‘Keri on Driving’ was the best part of my week.

Here’s the link to my Dream Fleet, send me yours, let’s talk about it.

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Another Reason I Love Jaguar

During the recent Automotive News Europe Congress in England, Jaguar Land Rover’s CEO Ralf Speth gave a keynote presentation during which Mr. Speth said something rare and refreshing

… down with hybrids.

Specifically, he said:

“Customers are not impressed with it currently. Battery technology today is still too heavy, too expensive and the [power] density is too low,” he told Automotive News Europe following his keynote speech at the event. “As we learned at school, there’s this correlation between mass and energy and as long as this is not favorable, even if you recuperate, this is an issue.”

Source – Europe.AutoNews.com

Finally!  Been saying this for years – hybrids are a lateral move.

My column below states why; try to defeat my argument.

Can’t, too much logic.

(original post here – October 15, 2013)

 

 

This Week’s Car Kicked it Over

Over the weekend I cracked a beer, then walked out to my driveway to hang out with This Week’s Car – 2015 Jaguar XJ AWD.  

Far from the first time I’ve done this, but first time I’ve told you. When I lived in a condo in Toronto, I’d elevator down and sit in the drivers seat, ahh the new car smell, pushing buttons and daydreaming… “my blog is producing weekly cars, and this one hit six figures, I’m looking at $100,000 in my driveway.”

Guys it’s working… please keep reading, and I’ll keep blogging, then more cool stuff will happen like, next week we’re off on this exclusive auto trip… and remember my blog epiphany, this car week kind’ve confirmed it, so thank you Jaguar for betting on KeriBlog.com… and get ready for the biggest KB.com announcement to date.

Cheers to that.

Full review post coming soon.

2015 Jaguar XJ AWD