First, let me start by saying THANK YOU, JAGUAR! And, yes, I meant to shout that at the top of my lungs. The home screen has been a particular rant of mine for several years. I just couldn't understand how it was possible to create such a stunningly beautiful (and expensive!) car and then a completely crappy infotainment system. It was an utter non sequitur as well as an #epicfail.
What a difference a model year makes. I was positively thrilled when I slid behind the wheel of the Jaguar XF last week and saw that the info screen had received a complete makeover. Gone are the ugly colors and outdated design. In its place: sleek silver-colored graphics and a much more intuitive set up. I love being able to access the heated steering wheel without paging through layers of ugly screen graphics. I love that the current position is very clear and that you can easily access the destination entry without paging through layers of ugly screen graphics. And I love that you can see your current station selection and song title (if available) without paging through layers of ugly screen graphics.
Sensing the theme?
While the system isn't without some quirks (I had to reconnect my phone to the Bluetooth every time I turned on the car), this is a vast improvement and worth a true rave.