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► 2016 Jaguar XJ - Interior and Exterior walkaround

By YouCar

Door-to-door navigation, Wi-Fi, seamless smartphone connectivity and Meridian digital audio systems take the new XJ's infotainment to the next level. The new XJ's InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment system is truly state-of-the art. Conceived in-house and built around a quad-core Intel processor, 60GB solid-state drive and a next-generation Ethernet network, InControl Touch Pro can handle massive amounts of data and is exceptionally powerful and responsive. At the same time, the system is simple and intuitive to use.  At its heart is an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen. Just like a smartphone, the home screen can be customised - there's a choice of wallpaper images, while widgets can be used to shortcut to favourite features and functions. Extra home pages can be added, if desired.  And just like smartphones, the touchscreen accepts 'pinch to zoom' gestures, for instance, or swipes to scroll between home screens. This simple, intuitive user interface helps drivers to keep their eyes on the road, minimising distraction. It's also possible to control the system using natural speech recognition.  InControl Touch Pro also supports the latest-generation Dual View technology, enabling the driver to view navigation data, for instance, at the same as the front seat passenger might be watching a movie. A 100 per cent increase in screen brightness delivers sharper, clearer images.  The functionality of the navigation system is just as impressive. Maps stored on InControl Touch Pro's solid-state drive can be accessed in a fraction of the time needed with conventional hard drives. Dead-reckoning functionality accurately determines the vehicle's position even when GPS signals cannot be received - ideal for cities.  InControl Touch Pro also enables door-to-door route planning and guidance, including public transport options. A companion app allows you to plan your route offline and then load it into the system at the start of the journey.  The system also offers a Commute Mode: this learns your daily drive and can automatically offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. Approach Mode displays a 360° interactive view of your destination as you get to within 200m, and can even direct you to the nearest available car parking space.  InControl Touch Pro also delivers a full-screen navigation display in the new XJ's reconfigurable full TFT instrument cluster. Equal attention has been paid to audio system performance. The new XJ offers four digital systems including the outstanding 26-speaker, 1,300W Reference sound system developed with British audio experts Meridian. The 17 channels of stereo and surround sound benefit from Meridian's Trifield technology to ensure optimum reproduction with benchmark low levels of distortion.  To further enhance the XJ's luxurious row-two experience, customers will be able to specify a rear seat entertainment system. Comprising two 10.2-inch high-definition screens which fold away when not in use, these displays offer a true 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. When digital TV is also specified, a different channel can be shown on each screen and an additional 100GB of user media storage is provided.  The rear seat entertainment system will also allow passengers to connect devices using two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI and one MHL port, enabling charging and media output and from a wide range of smartphones and tablets. The new XJ also offers the familiar range of all-aluminium inline-four, V6 and V8 petrol engines. All feature direct injection, variable valve timing, forced induction and intelligent stop-start systems to deliver high performance with remarkable efficiency.  The 240PS/340Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder benefits from a low-inertia turbocharger to match the driveability of larger naturally-aspirated engines but with improved fuel economy.  The 3.0-litre supercharged V6 develops 340PS/450Nm and is available with rear- and all-wheel drive. Characterised by its linear power delivery and free-revving nature, this remarkable engine also delivers a unique soundtrack thanks to meticulously-tuned intake and exhaust systems.  The top engine option remains the 5.0-litre V8. Offered in 470PS/575Nm, 510PS/625Nm and 550PS/680Nm ratings, this exceptional engine delivers all of the performance promised by the XJ's dramatic styling. If you love cars, you should subscribe now to YouCar's channel: http://urlz.fr/lEd Go ahead, it's free! All the Best. ------------------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.youcarnews.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress


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