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New Seats and Interior Displays
Revised front and rear seats
incorporate a 'hoop' design element on the seat and backrest that improves their
appearance and support. New color combinations and veneers increase the
personalization options available to buyers. All models receive a revision to
the color scheme on the center console, dashboard, and steering wheel where
buttons and switchgear have a more luxurious soft feel black paint finish, and
the 'Tungsten' finish is replaced by a more contemporary 'Aurora' theme.
The 2012 XF incorporates a formidable amount of technology, but in true
Jaguar fashion, it is integrated seamlessly into the function of the car. The
primary interface is a seven-inch Touch-screen with a new polarizing filter for
improved contrast. Additional buttons have been added below the touch-screen to
switch instantly between different functions. The graphics palette has been
revised, and is based on those in the Jaguar XJ. The instrument cluster
information display is now a full-color TFT unit for greater resolution and
Three new audio systems
are offered on the 2012 Jaguar XF, all of which represent a significant upgrade.
Headlining is a 1200W, 17-speaker premium surround sound system from British
audio experts Bowers & Wilkins, which offers extraordinary clarity and sound
All 2012 XF models are specified with a hard-drive based
satellite navigation system that incorporates a 'virtual' CD changer allowing
the owner to transfer 10 CDs at a time into the car's memory storage and play
them as if they were a physical music medium. The system now offers multiple
options for connecting portable players; two USB ports, one which can be used
for iPod devices and the other for a USB or other MP3 digital music player, and
Bluetooth connectivity that allows music to be streamed from a smartphone.
The majority of the car's functions can also be controlled from the driver's
seat by Jaguar's Interactive Voice functionality, which provides an intuitive
interface for hands-free operation.
Jaguar XF: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications