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SobeSVT
05-15-2007, 04:53 PM
FoMoCoNews.Com Jaguar XF Coverage
Production Jaguar XF Interior spied

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8346/picture3bv2.png

A lucky photographer in England has managed to capture the first clear spy shot of the new Jaguar XF's interior.
The news comes months after photographers first caught a prototype of the production XF, which is based on the C-XF concept car.

Interior

The XF's inside does appear to have steered away from the usual cozy country club look of the XJ, and is now a bit more serious and performance-oriented.
The dash-top and door panels have some nicely detailed stitching effects, and the center console's switchgear are finished in slick brushed metal.
The driver's hand hides any signs of an i-Drive-style joystick for the Sat-Nav, audio HVAC controls, but that's probably because the XF will retain Jaguar's touch-screen driver interface.

for more AND the whole picture CLICK HERE (http://www.leftlanenews.com/production-jaguar-xf-spied.html)

ndwariga
05-15-2007, 05:54 PM
What I see is a very XK theme in this car, I think this vehicle is now going to be a mainstream player not a gentleman's club vehicle.. If they get the driving dynamics right, the Germans and Lexus will have serious competation.
There is also the CTS to worry about

B.R.
05-15-2007, 06:51 PM
The wood looks really good. I like how they didnt just use the XKs interior (there is nothing worng with it), but by making a different interior for the XF, Jag has done a good thing.

RG59061
05-15-2007, 07:10 PM
I want to know what happened to the Gear Selector?

I can see that this model is equipped with "Paddle Shifters" on the back of the Steering Wheel...but it should still have some other form of gear selector as well.

Is it being covered by the drivers hand or is Jaguar replacing their "J-Shape" Gear Selector with some form of a Push Button Selector? I see the Red Start-Stop Button on the center console and then there are several other buttons behind as you move further along the center console. Either way...this is shaping up very nicely! Fit and finish looks great, yet it still has that unique British charm about the cabin.

Ndwariga, you are right...as long as handing and dynamics are tuned right, then Jaguar will finally be able to give the 5-Series, E-Class, A6, GS 350, M45, TL, and CTS/STS a serious sun for the money! But more importantly...if it is successful...it means that Jaguar will be in a better place to survive through the beginnings of the 21st Century.

Long Live Jaguar and God Save The Queen!

As Always...Stay Fabulous!
RG59061

Mbukukanyau
05-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Indeed, I like the queen...
Meanwhile I am thinking perhaps that they might something like the S Class going for a selector.
Somehow I do not think the M35 M45 is a player yet in this market. the design is too out there. and the VQ engine tells me cheap maxima.. at a premium price...
The Lexus GS has also sort of stalled in Design... they sort of are stuck in the early 1990's E Class Design..and the mills is Lexus are not worthy of air time, for all we know its the same mill in a Camry in its V6 form

I would say for me Cadillac design is the best of the bunch... So,
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/05/sts-08.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-cadillac-sts/)
If the XF can top this, I think they can get my money.. in my opinion, Cadillac design is really sweet

B.R.
05-16-2007, 06:03 AM
I want to know what happened to the Gear Selector?

I can see that this model is equipped with "Paddle Shifters" on the back of the Steering Wheel...but it should still have some other form of gear selector as well.

Is it being covered by the drivers hand or is Jaguar replacing their "J-Shape" Gear Selector with some form of a Push Button Selector? I see the Red Start-Stop Button on the center console and then there are several other buttons behind as you move further along the center console. Either way...this is shaping up very nicely! Fit and finish looks great, yet it still has that unique British charm about the cabin.

Ndwariga, you are right...as long as handing and dynamics are tuned right, then Jaguar will finally be able to give the 5-Series, E-Class, A6, GS 350, M45, TL, and CTS/STS a serious sun for the money! But more importantly...if it is successful...it means that Jaguar will be in a better place to survive through the beginnings of the 21st Century.

Long Live Jaguar and God Save The Queen!

As Always...Stay Fabulous!
RG59061


I also noticed that, but then I thought it may be like what Aston did with the DB9. It has P R N D on the dashboard and you push the button to select what you want. It will shift just like an automatic, but the Aston has the paddleshifters just like the car in this picutre, and it will turn into a manual mode when you use them. Although I cant see these buttons on the dash, they may be right of the steering wheel or his hand might be covering them.

SobeSVT
05-16-2007, 07:53 AM
MAYBE the are staying true to the concept and are coming with something like this:

http://us.tnpv.net/2007/WKA200701/WKA2007010545161_pv.jpg

. . . but until the "model" does take his big fat hand off the console we wont know!!

megeebee
05-17-2007, 11:44 PM
As some one has written, not at all like past Jaguars. I'm reminded of recent BMW interiors by the strong horizontal elements across the IP. A welcome departure from the "me-too" Japanese style interiors of recent times.

Odd though; no wood on the steering wheel. Again, a departure. But I wonder if the market will like it. Maybe one will be available in production.

Overall, and I freely admit this is based solely on this one photo, I'm not impressed. I'm sure the materials and workmanship will be first-class, I just don't think it's very interesting. Nice details, but kinda' drab overall.

2b2
05-18-2007, 06:36 PM
...I'm reminded of recent BMW interiors by the strong horizontal elements across the IP. A welcome departure from the "me-too" Japanese style interiors of recent times.


and (since 'horizontal' is copyright-able) they're not the only ones, MKS int (http://www.lincolnmksforums.com/uploads/1158377009/med_gallery_1_1_34354.jpg), resemblance?


ReQuote: "Odd though; no wood on the steering wheel. Again, a departure. But I wonder if the market will like it. Maybe one will be available in production.

Yeah, I expect the production car will have several int. themes avail.

ndwariga
05-22-2007, 09:23 PM
MAYBE the are staying true to the concept and are coming with something like this:

http://us.tnpv.net/2007/WKA200701/WKA2007010545161_pv.jpg

. . . but until the "model" does take his big fat hand off the console we wont know!!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/465134634_555899b55a.jpg

look at this shifter, perhaps we are seeing a shifter design evolution

falcon lover
05-25-2007, 11:42 AM
Is ok...not very avant garde , like the prototype, but is ok. Leather in top of the dash, and in the doors.
wood.....wood and more wood....ummmm...looks like XJ for me

SobeSVT
05-30-2007, 12:15 PM
OK. I don't know how we all missed THIS (http://www.autoblog.com/2007/05/30/spy-shots-jaguardrive-transmission-for-xf-and-xk/), but at least I can say that MY GUESS (http://fomoconews.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2778&postcount=7) seems to be correct.