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Although punching buttons to change gears is something that's been around for decades, these newest spy pics from KGP confirm that the new Jaguar XF and XK are likely to receive a setup reminiscent of the console found on the C-XF concept that debuted in Detroit.

The flat panel design, partially concealed by the test driver's hand, reveals a large red ignition button placed atop letters displaying the traditional "PRND." The image doesn't reveal how gear selection will be made, but if it's anything like the design shown on the concept (above), it's going to be way cooler than the Powerflite trannies of yesteryear.

[Source: Straightline]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, while you're on an Edsel high, you should have included a link to a pic of the Edsel Teletouch pushbutton gear selector in the steering wheel hub. That could have kept your reference in the "Ford Family".

      http://www.consumerreports.org/content/Home/Gallery/Photos/195802.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmmmm.... I see:

      P R N D S

      Any thoughts as to what the "S" is for?
        • 8 Years Ago
        The S is for SPORT. Every Jag has that. Makes the transmition a little more agressive. The system automatically shifts closer to red line.


        The large dial is NOT FOR IDRIVE. The large dial is for switching the actual gears. Everything in the car is controlled directly throught the touchscreen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've always liked the idea of a push-button automatic. The stick takes up so much space, and it's only ever used when the vehicle is stopped. To me, the center stick is the gimmick, by mimicing the stick of a standard transmission. It serves no purpose. If the push button thing worked way back when, and we already have push button ignition that works (most of the time), why not now? Another example of it - the Holden Efijy...although apparently it wasn't working when C&D drove around in it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like the console that Khan used to activate the Genesis Project in Star Trek II. It still looks damn cool.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like joystick-style control to me (forward-backward).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Speaking of of the Push-botton Powerflite/Torqueflite transmission, I spotted a old ad about it
      http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/dodge%2Bcommercial/video/xwd2y_1956-chrysler-corporation
      Bryan
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks cool!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "To the last, I will grapple with thee. From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee."

      Of course, you have to imagine this with Khan using Jaguar's new interface to activate "Genesis".
      • 8 Years Ago
      It actually looks like something you would find in a Bond car.... which is cool with me and I guess if its a British car the Bond thing makes sense. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, while you're on an Edsel high, you should have included a link to a pic of the Edsel Teletouch pushbutton gear selector in the steering wheel hub. That could have kept your reference in the "Ford Family".

      http://www.consumerreports.org/content/Home/Gallery/Photos/195802.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      '...Images don't reveal how gears are selected'?!!? You don't see that HUGE KNOB!!? haha. It could be a joystick, but my money is on a notched turning knob/dial.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jaguar should return to their roots and offer a manual. You can build 57 different interfaces to 'automatic'ally get a Coke out of a soda machine; but, you are still getting just a Coke...

      Perhaps, I am wrong and the Aston Martin serves the true luxo-sports coupe niche for Ford versus Jaguar; but, Jaguar, has much race history...

      It seems like that they should just offer a stick in low volumes instead of worrying about the J shifter or buttons...
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