Jaguar has announced a series of updates to the 2014 XJ. They mainly focus on new additions to the long-wheelbase variant.

Jaguar has announced a series of updates to the 2014 XJ.

Starting with the exterior, there isn't much to report as the model only gains soft closing doors and new 18-inch "Manra" forged alloy wheels.

Bigger changes occur in the cabin as the long-wheelbase variant can be equipped with aircraft-inspired rear seats that recline, have three massage programs - Wave/Rolling, Lumbar and Shoulder - and offer a number of adjustments. There's also a new rear armrest and fold down "business tables." Another highlight is the upgraded Rear Seat Entertainment package that adds two 10.2-inch touchscreens which can display video from the DVD player, digital TV tuner or an external media player. The car can also be equipped with a 1300 watt Meridian Reference Audio System with "26 super premium speaker drive units upgraded to reduce distortion and improve linearity."

Engine options carryover but the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine gains a start/stop system to improve fuel efficiency. The previously announced XJR also joins the lineup with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 550 HP (405 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds) and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).

Check out the press release for additional information


Gallery: 2014 Jaguar XJ revealed