Stepping on to the drive, XE is instantly eye-catching. The sleek, streamlined silhouette is a trademark of Jaguar design, incorporating a dynamic coupé profile as a nod to its sporting DNA.
Adam Hatton, Jaguar’s Creative Director of Exterior Design concurred: “With every Jaguar, we always design the body shape so that it looks like it’s moving, even when it’s still.”
XE’s exterior has been sculpted to slice through the air while in motion, channelling air around the sides for minimal wind noise in the cabin and excellent aerodynamics. The bonnet is elegantly elongated, with sharp, deep creases facilitated by the aluminium body and is fronted by the Jaguar grille, a distinctive front face which elevates XE from other cars in its class.
For an even more evocative illustration of sporting prowess, XE R-Sport 19 model year offers an extended body kit for a bolder look. The R-Sport front bumper illustrates its dynamic lineage with Satin Chrome blades; and the Satin Chrome side power vents add an athletic injection of colour to the exterior side panel. R-Sport’s subtle boot-lid spoiler enhances aerodynamics even further.
It’s not just the outside of XE that draws attention, as soon as you open the driver’s door you are enclosed in eye‑catching luxury.
The front door frames are bordered with metal treadplates, elegantly styled in stainless steel and precision-etched with Jaguar branding. As an optional extra, treadplates can be illuminated so that when doors are opened, soft phosphor blue lighting highlights the door frame, for an even more premium feel.
The riva-hoop circular ring of the dashboard encases you in a driver-focused cockpit, with the refined balance of soft materials and the smart, intuitive interface putting you in control as soon as you sit comfortably in the form‑hugging driver’s seat.
The low-set driving position really embodies Jaguar’s sporting character and provides an experience which feels completely tailored to the driver. Press the Start button and XE comes to life, the needles sweep*, the engine growls and with an automatic transmission, the JaguarDrive Selector theatrically rises from the central console, ready for action.
Look up, and it’s evident how the elongated roofline supports expansive visibility from the windscreen, allowing you to absorb the beautiful surroundings as you cruise through the countryside.
Jaguar XE is designed to handle beautifully, the steering is sharp and precise, with the incredibly lightweight body structure meaning there is little body roll when driven into bends or cornering; gripping impressively well.
XE’s 75% Aluminium body structure is a trademark of Jaguar manufacturing. The use of aluminium instead of steel, enabled design and engineering teams to collaborate extensively in exploring the boundaries of the material’s properties; resulting in a sports saloon which possesses highly optimised proportions.
Translated into driving benefits, XE’s unique body composition saves weight without compromising stability. The high-strength alloy is incredibly robust, providing the stiffness to support precise handling when you need it on unpredictable winding roads, while the light weight keeps CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km** on the 163PS Rear Wheel Drive Diesel and offers 57.6 miles to the gallon** so you can enjoy exploring in style, with peace of mind.
XE is intrinsically in tune with the driver and the roads underneath it. The optional Adaptive Dynamics system*** analyses your steering 500 times a second and body movement 100 times a second; so whether you’re taking a short trip on cobbled side streets or a long Sunday drive on rolling A roads, the Adaptive dampers adjust accordingly, to deliver an incredibly smooth and refined ride.
How XE performs on the road is determined by your own preference. With a range of six petrol and diesel engines underpinned by our cutting edge Ingenium technology, there is ample choice; from the more economical RWD Manual Diesel with a 163PS output, to the powerful 300PS AWD Automatic Petrol, which delivers 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. Regardless of choice, a thrilling drive comes as standard.
Travelling in style is made only better with the electrifying backdrop of your chosen soundtrack. XE’s cabin acts as a real theatre for the senses, with the option of the Meridian™ Sound System for crisp, clear audio output. For real hair-raising immersion, opt for the 825W Meridian™ Digital Surround Sound System, which moves sound within the cabin from the front and back of the vehicle, as well as side-to-side for an all-encompassing auditory experience.
Experience the thrill of your own drive in an XE with a test drive at your local Jaguar Retailer.
*Needle sweep is not available when optional Interactive Driver Display is specified.
**All figures are manufacturer’s targets and subject to final confirmation ahead of production.
***Adaptive Dynamics not available on 163PS Diesel engine. Optional on all other derivatives.
Model featured is 2017 model year XE R-Sport 20d in Rossello Red. This exterior colour is no longer available. Some features described are not included on the model pictured. Contact your Jaguar retailer for more information.
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