Jaguar has unveiled the upgrades made to the XE, which include a more assertive appearance, luxurious interior features, and a package of driver-oriented technologies derived from the F-Type and I-Pace.
“In developing the new Jaguar XE, we really focused on the things that mattered to our customers. XE remains one of the sharpest handling and best-looking cars in this class, so while we see subtle updates to the award-winning chassis and a more assertive exterior, our design team has made significant enhancements to the interior, completely transforming it from the outgoing model,” said Rawdon Glover of Jaguar Land Rover.
The cabin of the Jaguar XE features an extensive use of soft-touch materials, premium veneers, and all-new door trims that improve usability and practicality, while its technology inside provides comfort, quality, and connectivity to all occupants.
Just like the F-Type, the XE also has the SportShift gear selector and JaguarDrive control on the revised center console. The new steering wheel is derived from the all-electric I-Pace, and features a hidden-until-lit graphics and capacitive switches for intuitive, tactile control of key functions.
The new Jaguar XE is also equipped with the brand’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that delivers instinctive control through a pair of seamlessly integrated high-resolution touchscreens, while the ClearSight interior rear view mirror improves safety and convenience by ensuring the driver has an unobstructed view of the road behind.
Continuing from the beautifully judged proportions of the original car, the new XE’s sporting intent has been taken up a level, with contemporary design cues inspired by the F-TYPE sportscar. XE appears wider and lower than before, with larger front apertures, bold graphics and muscular forms eluding to the car’s performance and advanced aerodynamics.
New all-LED headlights with a striking ‘J’ blade daytime running light signature create a more purposeful look. The rear of the car also features a new bumper design and slender all-LED tail-lights with updated signature graphics which accentuate the visual width of the car, giving the XE a more planted appearance.
Powering the new XE is a 2.0-liter gas or diesel engine that can produce an output of 247 bhp and 296 bhp for gas, and 178 bhp and 317 lb-ft. for the diesel variant, enabling it to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.
The engines are equipped with an automatic transmission gearbox and are available in rear- and all-wheel-drive system and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology maintain the XE’s rear-wheel drive handling feel and agility while improving performance, traction and driver confidence in all weather conditions.
For an even more performance-orientated character, R-Dynamic models include additional exterior design elements and interior tweaks, including sports-style seats with contrast stitching, Satin Chrome gearshift paddles and R-Dynamic tread plates.