Last weekend, I tried out Jaguar XF 2016 with “The Art of Performance Tour” in Cologne, and realised that I look at cars way differently than normal people. While everyone was gushing about the light weight, fuel efficiency, two-inch increase in wheelbase, LED headlights and more such gibberish, I was having the time of my life adjusting the seat in all possible ways – lifting bum, extending leg support – it was so much fun!
While many look for technical features, I look for comfort and aesthetic appeal. And have hereby rounded up 5 reasons for you to love (or at least check out Jaguar XF) when looking for a new car sometime soon:
Brown leather: There is something innately sexy about brown leather. Interiors of Jaguar XF are draped in delicious brown, with visible stitch pattern for a classic look. It feels like silk, and the padding underneath will make you look forward to 12-hour long road trips. They are known as Taurus Leather Seats – what’s not to love?
Extensive Console: Ever been inside of an airplane’s cockpit? I did, once, as a child. It reminded me of that time. There are so many options in this car, and a sharp screen display, to help you navigate and entertain rest of the crew. It isn’t a novel feature, for I have seen many cars sport such elaborate consoles, but it sure does make a wheel-monster look sexy.
Seat adjustment options: I spent 10 minutes checking it out (and amusing the world simultaneously). We all have different bodies and need different levels of support, and Jaguar XF makes it possible with a variety of seat adjustment levers. Besides the basic option of moving the seat front and back, and pushing the backrest further to relax, it also allows you to adjust the lower back section, area where bum meets the seat and lower thigh support at the hem. It’s almost like a massage chair.
Wide window rims: Photography is a major part of my life and I was delighted to find out that the car features wide window rims, where you can place your camera and take pictures with gorgeous brown leather as a backdrop. It’s almost 3 inches wide, and can support a DSLR as well.
Side mirror alert system: Every time a speeding car approaches you, a subtle light on the side mirror blinks to call attention. This is a very handy feature for those who drive on long routes. Also, as the car exteriors muffles the outside noise, this would alert you of oncoming hazards.
Wait – there’s more! Here are some more (18 to exact) features the geek in you will appreciate, courtesy Car Advice:
- 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
- 10×10-way electric front seats (previously six-way) with four-way electric lumbar adjustment
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Exterior mirrors – auto-dimming and power-folding
- Xenon headlamps with signature DRL
- Memory for mirrors, steering column, driver seat
- Gloss Black veneer
- Auto dimming interior mirror
- Dual zone climate control
- Interior mood lighting
- 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen
- InControl touch SD Navigation system
- 380W Meridian sound system (up from 140W) with 11 speakers and sub-woofer
- Front & rear parking aids with rear camera
- Lane Departure Warning
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Keyless start and entry
- Park assist – parallel & bay, with parking exit