Jaguar's new XE enters the top of a challenging compact executive saloon class, and promises to capture the attention of motorists with characteristic Jaguar luxury and high performance. What's more, the car introduces a number of key innovations from one of the most forward-thinking brands in the industry.
The cabin has been moulded to hold you comfortably in a cocoon environment, which makes you feel more connected with all elements of the cockpit. The upper dashboard has a minimalist design to simplify your experience, with buttons and switches replaced by a large integrated touchscreen. All controls are found close to hand so your focus never needs to leave the road, and they are linked together by a selection of the finest materials – typical of the manufacturer.
With various in-car technologies, the XE also allows you to remain connected to those not travelling alongside you. The InControl Apps system allows Apple and Android smartphone users to link their device with the car, giving control over various functions via the built-in display. Meanwhile, the InControl Remote feature enables further functions to be commanded from wherever you are.
To those admiring the XE from outside, the model will likely impress just as much, as it’s been sculpted with an elegant, streamlined shape. The determined expression is a result of narrow headlamps and a mesh front grille and bumper vents, while chrome detailing and gentle curves are evidence of the brand’s styling finesse. Tidy folds across the bonnet and along each wing add to the saloon’s sleek visual, and they stretch over muscular wheel arches that conceal stylish alloy designs.
The XE will pioneer the introduction of Jaguar’s new Ingenium engine family, which offers refined low-friction performance for CO2 emissions from just 99g/km. A 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel unit starts the line-up, and equally responsive and clean petrol engines are also available. The top-end mode is a potent XE S, which uses the 336bhp supercharged V6 borrowed from the F-TYPE. Fitted to the saloon, it has the capability to reach 60mph from standing in less than five seconds.
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