|All-New Jaguar XE|
The styling also distinguished the S-Type from other luxury saloons on the market, which more typically feature sharp edges and angled surfaces. However, it failed to impact the market and by 2008, when Jaguar was sold to Tata Motors, the car was axed from its line-up. Jaguar’s second attempt, the all-new XE, redefines the concept of the entry-level sports saloonthanks to its advanced lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling.
The architecture also enables the XE to feature both a low, sporty driving position and a sleek, coupe-like profile. The Jaguar XE’s strongly-sculpted bonnet creates a taut, muscular appearance. The rising waistline adds to the sense of movement, while the shape of the rear fenders takes inspiration from the F-Type Coupe.
The signature J-Blade running lights are another instantly recognisable Jaguar design element. The rear lights feature a styling theme inherited from the iconic E-Type. Jaguar has a rich history of producing stunning, aerodynamically-efficient cars. The all-new XE continues the tradition with its streamlined shape, which has the lowest drag coefficient of any Jaguar at just 0.26.
|Coupe looking profile|
|Jaguar F-Type coupe|
Developing 335 hp (250 kW) and 450 Nm of torque, the V6 provides the XE S with exceptional acceleration and performance. 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.9 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The all-new Jaguar XE is also available with 2.0-litre diesel and petrol units. All petrol units are paired withto an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls. The more economical diesel units are available with a highly efficient six-speed manual. All of the XE’s transmissions are characterised by exceptionally smooth, quiet shifts.
|XE’s aluminium modular architecture|
|Advanced Integral Link suspension|
The front and rear suspension delivers the ideal values needed for the XE’s precise handling and supple ride. The car’s handling prowess are further enhanced by the Electric Power Steering (EPAS).
|Easy to grip sports steering wheel|
The F-Type-style dials emphasise the all-new Jaguar XE’s sports saloon attributes. Front and rear seat occupants enjoy generous amounts of head and legroom. Technical fabrics, fine-grain leathers and details such as contrasting twin-needle stitching give the interior a personalised look.
The choice of gloss black, textured aluminium, and contemporary wood surfaces enhance the luxurious, hand-crafted feel. Ambient lighting with up to 10 colours options adds to the sense of occasion.
|InControl infotainment system|
At the heart of the interior is the InControl infotainment system, which was introduced on the Discovery Sport. The system features an eight-inch touchscreen featuring a clear, intuitive graphical interface and fast response times. The infotainment system features Bluetooth, audio streaming and USB connectivity.
|Wider rear with a striking finish|