New levels of luxury extend to the rear seat, where passengers can access audio and DVD video programs independently of each other via two optional 6.5-in. color monitors in the back of the front headrests. Front occupants can continue to enjoy their own programming choices.
The dash panel contains a 7-in. LCD display for fingertip control of climate, audio and DVD navigation systems. Also available is a voice-activated system that can adjust primary audio functions, telephone, climate control, nav system and in-vehicle displays. The standard audio system features eight speakers, and an in-dash radio and CD slot. On XJRs (and optional on the XJ8) the system grows to 12 speakers with digital sound processing, power amp, subwoofer and remote six-disc CD changer in addition to the in-dash CD slot. Despite this plethora of electronic goodies, operation is not complex. Said the XJ's chief engineer David Scholes, "You don't have to be a computer programmer to operate this car."