Wowing the audience at its reveal in London this week, the new Jaguar XE reaffirms its place as the definitive sports saloon.
With a new purposeful exterior and a more luxurious and
technological advanced interior, the XE is ready to take on the best in the
compact saloon segment.
Retaining its beautifully judged proportions, the new car
reiterates its sporting intent by incorporating design cues inspired by
Jaguar’s flagship car – the F-TYPE.
Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum says customers will get
the complete package of progressive design, innovative technology and
extraordinary driving dynamics, adding:
“We don’t do ordinary and the XE personifies this. My team
and I get huge satisfaction out of improving a car we’re so familiar with;
we’ve lived it, we understand its character, and it’s a wonderful opportunity
to make a great car even better.
“With the new XE, we’ve done just that in every way
the new XE’s skin
Powering the new XE is a range of clean and efficient
Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. Topping the XE range is a 300PS 2.0-litre
turbocharged petrol engine, which will propel the small Jaguar from from
0-62mph in 5.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 155mph.
While the D180 is the only diesel in the range currently, it
delivers 180PS and 430Nm of torque, and is capable of returning fuel economy
figures up to 57.6mpg and producing as little as 130g/km of CO2.
Each XE is paired with an automatic transmission as
standard, and is available in rear and all-wheel drive, with Jaguar’s
Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology maintaining the XE’s rear-wheel drive
bias on the AWD models.
The lightweight body structure continues to play a large
role in the XE, with aluminium making up 75 percent of the body, which allows
this compact saloon to be agile, safe and efficient.
Giving the XE a more
The new XE has been given a more purposeful thanks to its
wider and lower presence. Leading this look is the all-new LED headlights with
its striking J-blade daytime running light signature.
The rear of the car has also been tweaked with a new bumper
and slender all-LED tail lights being added. R-Dynamic models get a more
aggressive look thanks to aircraft winglet-inspired sculpted surfaces, dark
mesh rear valance and different alloy wheels.
Getting to grips with
the Jaguar XE’s new interior
Most of the changes to the new XE can be found inside, with
the use of soft-touch materials, premium veneers and new door trims all adding
to the luxury inside the Jaguar saloon.
The XE is also fitted with the latest technology. First
debuted on the I-PACE, Jaguar’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system is now
available on the XE, as is wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto, and Smart Settings – where the car uses artificial intelligence
to learn a driver’s preferences.
Also new to the Jaguar range, and the compact saloon segment,
is the ClearSight interior rear view mirror. Originally launched with the
second generation Range Rover Evoque, the system helps the driver get an
unobstructed view of the road behind with the help of a wide angle camera and a
high-definition screen placed in the rear view mirror.
The Jaguar XE comes with more standard kit, as entry-level
models come fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, electric leather seats, LED headlights,
front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and lane keep assist.
Customers will also have a choice of three trims – S, SE and HSE with each
available in sporty R-Dynamic guise. There is also a number of option packs
that offer a greater level of personalisation.