The 2017 Jaguar XE had its premiere at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The new luxury sedan is designed to represent the entry level model for the Jag family, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in quality, style or refinement. The new sports sedan is really impressive and comes with traits that are hard to resist. The new 2017 XE will share the distinctive and powerful Jaguar design, with smooth and elegant lines and powerful attitude. It will also feature a fully equipped cabin with numerous gadgets you might need (or don’t), while the interior design is just as flawless as the exterior one. To top that all up, the 2017 Jaguar XE comes with impressive powertrain setup which will surely impress you – although there are details on only one of the options, the manufacturer announced that there will be more engines added to the lineup later on, and we are sure they will be just as impressive as the first one. The only downside to this bargain is the release date – while the European customers will have the privilege of enjoying the sedan this summer, the U.S.-model won’t be released until 2016.
2017 Jaguar XE Exterior Design
The new model will have an impressive appearance. Being the entry level model doesn’t mean that the new 2017 Jaguar XE will lack in style or refinement – au contraire, the new sedan looks just as amazing as any other Jag. The manufacturer decided to establish one design language, one style which will be applied to all their models, so that they can design a brand of their own. Therefore, the 2017 XE looks elegant, sophisticated and dominant; but at the same time, there is a sports spirit hiding somewhere underneath its lines. The overall shape of the sedan resembles the coupe models, which makes it look more agile and sporty, but that shape is perfectly combined with the fluent lines and sharp details. The entire design is really impressive. The 2017 Jaguar XE will share some of the exterior details with the more upscale Jag F-Type.
The 2017 Jaguar XE will be underpinned by a brand new platform. The sedan will be the first model to use the new Jaguar Land Rover modular platform. The latter is made mostly out of aluminum, so it is very light, but still enough tough and sturdy to support the weight of the car. The new platform will reduce the total weight of the sedan, thus improving its fuel economy, and more importantly, its precision, agility and responsiveness.
2017 XE Interior Design
The 2017 Jaguar XE will come with an elegant and modern cabin. The interior will be designed in a similar way as was the cabin for the F-Type. Therefore, the new sedan will come with only the highest quality materials, contrast stitching and clean and smooth lines. Also, the dashboard will be redesigned in order to be more driver-oriented and easier to use. In addition, the 2017 Jaguar XE will come with a very spacious and comfortable interior, with enough space for all its passengers and enough features to make their journey pleasurable.
Luxury Sedan Technology & Gadgets
The aforementioned luxurious and refined cabin will also be fully equipped. The 2017 Jaguar XE will come with even some systems you might not expect in an entry level model. However, the manufacturer seems dedicated to presenting its brand as a family of luxurious and the best models you can find. Therefore, they decided to install quite a number of systems inside the sedan. We will mention only some of them.
To start with, the 2017 Jaguar XE will come with a brand-new infotainment system which will use an eight-speed touchscreen. The system was recently updated and will, among other things, offer superb connectivity. There will also be a new Jaguar InControl Touch system with SD card-based navigation, voice control etc. The Jaguar InControl Apps will allow the driver to control the apps on their phone via touchscreen, and also it will feature a Wi-Fi hotspot. Opposite to this feature is the Jaguar InControl Remote, which, when activated, turns the driver’s smartphone into a remote control for the luxury sedan.
Aside from the cool InControl systems, the 2017 Jaguar XE will also offer a fantastic array of sound systems. All of them are the Meridian audio systems, and they come in range from 11-speaker 250-watt system all the way up to the 15-speaker 825-watt system. The Meridian audio systems are well-known for the quality of sound they provide as they use complex algorithms to offer only the best to the driver and the passengers.
2017 Jaguar XE Powertrain
The new 2017 Jaguar XE S will be powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that is capable of generating 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is used for the aforementioned Jag F-Type. The engine is paired with the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The rear-wheel is standard, but the all-wheel drive will be offered, as well.
The new sedan will come with quite an impressive performance. The 2017 XE will be capable of accelerating to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds, while its top speed is limited to 155 mph.
Aside from the aforementioned powertrain setup, the 2017 Jaguar XE will also offer some other engines later on. Reportedly, all of the units added to the lineup will belong to the famous Ingenium engine family.
After the premiere at the 2015 NAIAS, the 2017 Jaguar XE will be released in Europe first. The Europeans can expect this sedan to arrive on their markets during this year, while the U.S.-spec model will be released sometime during 2016 as a 2017 model.
Photos: Jaguar Land Rover