Car reviews - Jaguar - X-Type - 2.5 Sport sedan
28 Jan 2002
MOST controls within the X-Type cabin are presented in familiar locations and configurations. The driving position is aided with (manual) steering wheel reach and height adjustment and (electric) seat height adjustment. The right-hand side of the dash contains controls for the (automatic) headlamps and beam adjustment (three positions), instrument lighting and trip functions, including conversion from kilometres to miles - for cost-reducing more than nostalgic reasons, we suspect. Electric mirror and window switchgear is located on the driver's door and all windows have an automatic down/up and anti-trap function. Steering column stalks include left-hand indicators and variable intermittent wipers. A rain-sensing front windscreen wiper is used in the cabin, too. The fuel filler is opened via an internal fuel release while boot access is gained via a button on the bootlid or the remote keypad. Cruise control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, auto-dipping rearview mirror and a trip computer (which displays journey data and security and engine diagnostics) are not fitted standard to Sport models, however all are available as an option.
Did you know?There is no driver's footrest provided on Australian-spec X-Types, however there is one for the front passenger - right-hand drive markets clearly drew the short straw in this regard
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