Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The XK interior is thoroughly modern with a minimalist feel to the design. A touchscreen sat nav unit dominates the centre console, leaving it uncluttered by buttons, while the steering wheel features simple to use switches for the cruise control and stereo. The materials used are suitably upmarket and it feels every inch the sophisticated coupe it looks from the outside.

The driving position is excellent too and there's plenty of adjustment in the seat and steering column to allow you to get comfortable. Revised models from 2009 come with the circular gear selector that rises from the central console.

Almost everything that moves in the XK is electrically operated, while automatic air conditioning and heated seats are standard. Avoid the optional 20-inch wheels if you like a comfortable ride though and don't expect to carry any passengers in the rear - the back seats are tiny. Refinement is excellent however and as a long distance tourer the XK is superb with virtually no wind noise, although there is noticeable tyre roar over some surfaces on the optional larger alloys.