The new Jaguar XE has been unveiled and it will be in showrooms from May and deliveries will begin in June.
The car has been a huge success for Jaguar and brought the marque to a wider range of fans.
With prices starting at just £26,990 we can expect even greater numbers of them on our roads.
Indeed, Jaguar says that the car has class-leading residuals and drivers can enjoy fuel economy of around 75mpg for one model.
It’s already been named as the ‘most beautiful car’ at a Paris car show and it’s going to make great waves in the mid-size saloon segment.
Jaguar XE has a number of ‘firsts’
There are a number of firsts for this premium car, for instance, there’s an aluminium intensive monocoque shell which helps make this the lightest Jaguar saloon ever made.
The Jaguar XE is also the smallest and stiffest car the firm has made and the classic rear drive stance helps to underpin its dynamic design.
Drivers will find that the XE has improved handling to provide support, thanks to the double wishbone and integral link suspension.
As mentioned previously, one version can achieve 75mpg and that’s the highly efficient 2.0litre Ingenium diesel unit which will produce 163 PS and have CO2 emissions of 99g/km.
For those who like their Jaguar XE to bear its teeth and have incredible performance there’s also a supercharged 3.0 litre V6 option which produces an enormous 340 PS and has a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.9 seconds.
Gearbox options for the new Jaguar XE
All of the engines have been coupled to either a choice of eight speed auto or six speed manual transmission.
There’s also an excellent infotainment system on board which is controlled via an 8-inch touchscreen.
Other attractions for owning the Jaguar XE are driving modes including eco, winter, dynamic and normal.
There’s also the chance to enjoy the debut of the firm’s ‘all surface progress control’ which they claim is a revolutionary system to enable low speed traction in the worst of conditions.
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And like other premium offerings in this segment, the new XE also comes with autonomous emergency braking which utilises camera technology to detect hazards in front of the vehicle.
There’s also an option for head up display and satnav is fitted as standard kit.