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.
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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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