The Jaguar XE will, the carmaker promises, offer more: more technology, more luxury and better value.
The exterior has been enhanced to give a more assertive appearance, new bumpers and advanced LED headlights.
There’s also an impressive new luxurious interior which features a 12.3 inch interactive display, similar to the one in the excellent all-electric Jaguar I-Pace and the firm’s new infotainment system.
It helps too that there’s uninterrupted rear visibility using the ‘clear sight’ mirror, a segment first.
The model line-up for the new Jaguar XE has been simplified and the entry-level spec has also been boosted.
Engines for the new Jaguar XE
The engines for the new Jaguar XE include efficient petrol and diesel Ingenium units that comply with new emission standards.
Automatic transmission is now fitted as standard and the engines deliver 25% better fuel economy with lower CO2 emissions.
For those who opt for the 300 PS petrol unit, fitted to the all-wheel drive system, then the sprint time for 0 to 62 mph is 5.4 seconds.
If you would like better performance, then the R-Dynamic models deliver gearshift paddles to achieve this.
Jaguar XE is available in all-wheel or rear wheel drive
The new Jaguar XE is available in all-wheel or rear wheel drive variants with intelligent dynamic control to boost agility and grip.
It helps that the lightweight aluminium body structure delivers the XE’s agile handling and also boosts efficiency and safety.
It’s also possible to shape the best driving experience that suits the driver with the optional configurable dynamic system to alter the throttle response, gear shifting and the car’s character.
There’s also wireless device charging and various clever technology additions along with the rear-view mirror which uses a rear facing wide-angle camera for a high definition screen.
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There’s also a new interior featuring soft touch materials and new door trims that boost practicality and usability.
Along with improved connectivity, there are more storage areas in the cabin and a new steering wheel with tactile key functions (which light-up when pressed like in the I-Pace).
There are also electric heated seats, parking sensors and 18-inch wheels.
Available to order now, with prices starting at £33,915, the Jaguar XE offers a stylish alternative in a competitive segment with excellent handling and decent fuel economy.