Introducing the Jaguar XE
The Jaguar XE is a compact saloon that's best known for its superb chassis, handsome exterior aesthetic and luxurious interior. Combining these three prominent traits into one compelling package, it's a car that excites the sense and makes every journey an enjoyable one.
Having gone through a mid-life refresh, there's more comfort and technology features on offer than ever before. The latest generation XE also features sharper looks and improved handling characteristics, enhancing what was already a supremely competent car.
Engine options include turbocharged diesel and petrol units, all of which offer an excellent blend of performance and efficiency, though you can select one that suits your preference for either quality.
Design and Practicality
The design of the XE gives that real sense of occasion that only Jaguar manage to encapsulate with their gloriously sculptured range of vehicles. The sleek body shape is now lower and wider, adding to the already striking presence of the XE.
Design highlights include the Matrix LED headlights, ensuring that your XE stands out on the road thanks to a unique daytime running light signature. Sweeping Animated Directional Indicators add a further layer of style to the front end.
The XE is as practical as you would expect any saloon car to be, with a decent sized boot that's shaped well enough to fit a in a set of golf clubs without issue. The load lip is minor, too, making it easy to load in heavier items.
Interior and Technology
The new XE benefits from Jaguar's class-leading Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. This system features satellite navigation, DAB radio and an interactive driver display. However, it is the small details such as the satellite navigation's ability to learn routes and adjust traffic information accordingly that really set the XE apart from the rest.
Another standout feature is the steering wheel, which was first seen in the I-PACE. The steering wheel is clever because it features hidden-until-lit graphics and capacitive switches to provide intuitive and efficient control of the key functions.
The XE has been built to encompass the brand's commitment to providing unparalleled luxury and maximum convenience. As a result, there are a series of smart technologies throughout the interior. The car's artificial intelligence actively learns the preferences of the driver and will adjust the seat, mirror, audio and climate settings accordingly.
Economy and Performance
The Jaguar XE sports an aluminium body that contributes to the car's excellent agility and vastly reduces weight over traditional galvanised steel, improving fuel efficiency at the same time.
Jaguar's advanced range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, which have been designed to offer swift performance alongside high levels of efficiency.
The 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol is available with 250PS and 300PS outputs, while the efficient 180PS Ingenium diesel delivers 430Nm of torque and fuel consumption of up to 57.6mpg.
A super-slick automatic gearbox features on the XE as standard, while all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are available depending on your preference. Jaguar’s advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology maintain the XE’s rear-wheel drive stability and agility while improving performance and traction in a variety of challenging weather conditions.
- Rain sensing windscreen wipers
- Automatic headlights
- Two-zone Climate Control
- 12-way electric front seats
- JaguarDrive Control
- 10" Touch Pro Connected
- Navigation Pro
- Smartphone Pack consisting of Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
- Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio
- Dynamic Volume Control
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- Bluetooth® streaming
Key features (in addition to 'S'):
- R-Dynamic bumper
- R-Dynamic rear valance
- R-Dynamic side sills
- Sports suspension*
- 18" Style 1049, 10 split-spoke Gloss Black with contrast Diamond Turned alloy wheels
- R-Dynamic leather steering wheel and Satin Chrome gearshift paddles
- Ebony perforated grained leather sport
- seats with contrast stitching
- Metal treadplates with R-Dynamic script
- Ebony headlining
- R-Dynamic grille badge
Features (in addition/replacement to 'S'):
- 18" Style 7009, 7 split-spoke, Gloss Silver
- When R-Dynamic is specified: 18" Style 5029, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish
- Park Pack:
- 360° Parking Aid
- Rear Traffic Monitor
- Park Assist
Features (in addition/replacement to 'S E'):
- 19" Style 5071, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Silver
- When R-Dynamic is specified: 19" Style 1050, 10 spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish
- Drive Pack:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- High-speed Emergency Braking
- Blind Spot Assist
Test Drive the Jaguar XE
Those looking for a luxurious executive saloon that offers something different to the rest of the premium saloon car crowd will undoubtedly appreciate the Jaguar XE. The hallmarks that make Jaguar so desirable are there in abundance; sporty handling, a beautifully appointed interior and make the XE more than worthy of the badge.
Contact your nearest Stratstone Jaguar retailer to arrange a test drive today.