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The facelifted Jaguar XJ has made a surprise appearance at the Bangsar Shopping Centre – the refreshed luxury sedan is seen here in base long-wheelbase 2.0 Ti Premium Luxury guise, and a call to Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia confirmed that it is now on sale.

UPDATE: The specs and pricing originally listed in the article was based on the spec sheet displayed next to the car, which turned out to be inaccurate. We’ve since checked with Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia and amended the story accordingly.

Changes to the big cat include a redesigned front bumper incorporating a sharper grille, along with updated LED tail lights with “J-signature” graphics and a revised rear bumper with dual oval exhaust tips.

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Inside, there is a new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a quad-core processor, a 60 GB solid state drive and an eight-inch colour touchscreen. This is mated to a revised 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster that can now display a full navigation map, much like the new XF and F-Pace.

The Ford-derived 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is unchanged from before, making 240 PS and 340 Nm of torque. The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission is also unchanged, sending the engine’s power to the rear wheels. Under the skin, electric power-assisted steering has been added, along with the All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC), a sort of low-speed cruise control for slippery surfaces.

You do get a fair bit of kit as standard, with full-LED headlights with automatic high beam assist, a powered bootlid, navigation and the top 825 W, 20-speaker Meridian Surround Sound system (the latter being a big step up from the 280 W Jaguar Sound system offered as standard on the pre-facelift model) are all in the base price. You still don’t get a reclining rear seat, however – rather egregious considering the kind of car.

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The car seen here is fitted with a bunch of options, including 20-inch Kasuga alloy wheels, a pair of 10.2-inch rear entertainment screens, rear business tables and an ambient lighting pack.

The price quoted for the car on display is RM702,918. Sources within JLRM said that this price is inclusive of these options and excludes on-the-road costs, and that the price of the standard car is actually RM645,000 (also not OTR). More local information of the Jaguar XJ will be available soon, so stay tuned.