• May 15, 2007
KGP Photographers have managed to snag an excellent spy shot revealing the production interior of the upcoming Jaguar XF sedan, aka Jaguar's Hail Mary pass, that's based on the C-XF (see gallery below).
Somehow the new interior manages to capture that old-world Jag style and combine it with modern design details. The dash is dominated by a horizontal band that's accented on the bottom by a strip of real wood trim. Above the wood we find the large, touchscreen navigation system flanked by a pair of large vents. The center console turns up and meets the horizontal cross section abruptly with a panel that appears to be trimmed in satin nickel that contains the CD player and HVAC controls. The driver's hand is obscuring what may be an iDrive-like controller, and there doesn't appear to be a proper "stick" popping up at all, which makes us wonder how you'll shift the XF out of Park. Once you're in Drive, however, those paddles on the steering wheel should make for some quick shifts.

The design overall certainly doesn't look ground breaking, just traditionally modern with its use of light beige leather, wood and satin nickel trim. Click the Read link to view the entire picture and make your own judgment.

[Source: LLN]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy Smokes! That looks great, this will be great for Jag
      • 7 Years Ago
      12. Love it so far. Looks different than the Mercedes and BMW interiors, it looks almost more Audi like to me. Great job Jaguar!

      BTW, does antbody know what that knob is on the steering column underneath the winshield wipers/turn signals?"

      The knob is for adjusting the height and depth of the steering column.


      That's a standard issue Ford part, also found on the XJ8. Also noticed the interior door handles and locks came directly from the XJ8, which is not a bad thing. They are some of the most ergonomic ones I have ever had in a car. BTW, the walnut looks mismatched from piece to piece - a huge Jaguar no-no, so obviously this mule was cobbled together and doesn't necessarily reflect the production car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where's the Jaguar in these pictures? There is not even a remote resemblance of a Jag in this car. It's a nice looking Ford but by no means the icon car. Take the Jaguar name off it and call it something else.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think thats pretty exciting news.

      What I like:

      Paddle shifters
      No gear lever - true to concept
      Nav system from the XK, fantastic

      What Im a little upset about:

      The steering column is imported directly from the XK
      As is the steering wheel
      As is the gauge cluster...

      Not that it's not a nice set up, but I would have liked to to be a little more original to set it apart from the XK.

      To those who are complaining about wood, there will be different aluminum interiors available on the XF and XFR.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I was pretty disappointed when I got to the NAIAS in Detroit to find out this car was only there for the press days.

      PS guys... the Carrera GT has a birch/ash shift knob, and it is definitely a proper sports car.

      Its not the wood that messes it up, its the cheap ford escort style plasticy look that ruins everything.
      They could make it look nice with wood like the M5 and I wouldn't have a problem but then again... its a jaguaford
      • 7 Years Ago
      #22...Yeah, that interior sure looks like this:

      http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jc/images/97accent_int.jpg

      ANYWAYS, I like it. And it's a step forward for Jag. Definitely better than their current interiors. And who cares what kind of knob is used for mirror adjustment. While it does look like the same one from the Contour, I think it looks fine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The interior looks like the MKS from those spyshots a few weeks ago look at this.

      http://news.windingroad.com/photo-gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=503
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love it so far. Looks different than the Mercedes and BMW interiors, it looks almost more Audi like to me. Great job Jaguar!

      BTW, does antbody know what that knob is on the steering column underneath the winshield wipers/turn signals?
      • 7 Years Ago
      not very impressive for this kind of money

      the design is sort of a cross between a Missan Maxima adn a Pathfinder.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yer ut i bet u there will be an aluminium option for it like in the XK
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow gay..i thought it would be some what like the concept. it still looks good though.. lets just hope they keep the exterior like the concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any interior that didn't rob parts from the Contour bin would be a help. That's part of what was disappointing about the XJ from 6-7 years ago.

      Concepts are nice, but production models are often more bland or tarnished by production issues. Ford 500 and T-bird for example.
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