Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 4
BACKNEXT
Technology
Technology
The new XJ uses the same "tuning knob" gear selector that premiered on the XF mid-sized car, now also found on Jaguar's XK sports cars. When the car is turned off, the knob drops down to lie flush with the center console. Gears can also be changed manually using shifter paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

The instrument panel is actually a high-definition computer screen rendering the dials in realistic detail. The gauges change color if the driver selects the car's "sport" mode for more performance. When a warning is needed -- if fuel is running low, for instance -- the tachometer fades away to be replaced by a warning emblem.

A dual-view computer screen between the driver and passenger seats can present different views to each. While the driver sees a navigation map, the passenger seated next to him could be watching a movie or choosing a radio station.

NEXT: Performance

Last updated July 09 2009: 5:12 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
Find Your Next Car
More Galleries
The Obama economy in 10 charts President Obama came to office in January 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. Much has turned around since then, but he's been criticized for a slow recovery. More
Best Jobs in America CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. More
Top-paying jobs Anesthesiologists take home a median $335,000 in salary and bonus annually. What other great careers from CNNMoney and PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America offer hefty paychecks? More

Special Offer