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Been trying to find information on what the Jaguar XE interior will look like and it seems like there's nothing out yet. Since the XE is going to be completely new to Jaguar in a segment completely new to them, what can we expect the interior design and layout to be like?

Here's a look at the 2014 Jaguar XF interior, which I really like and hope the XE will have some design cues from it.
 

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I expect to see XJ influences, with the XJ steering wheel a given, along with the totally digital dash, as seen on the XJ, a totally new user interface, as the current XF one is so tired and slow, it has become a bit of a joke.

A more race inspired interior, with leather and wood as options, I am hoping that auto will be standard across the range with a manual available, I am also hoping that the interior will be less cluttered, with more being controlled via the central UI, similar to how Peugeot are doing, and very successfully, now.
 

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I expect to see XJ influences, with the XJ steering wheel a given, along with the totally digital dash, as seen on the XJ, a totally new user interface, as the current XF one is so tired and slow, it has become a bit of a joke.

A more race inspired interior, with leather and wood as options, I am hoping that auto will be standard across the range with a manual available, I am also hoping that the interior will be less cluttered, with more being controlled via the central UI, similar to how Peugeot are doing, and very successfully, now.
I have to say I have my doubts about a Manual option. I would think from a brand perspective it may look piss poor to NOT offer an MT on F-Type yet offer it on your entry level sedan.

Although I do suppose Jag has some time to debut an MT for F-Type before we even glimpse the XE...
 

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In the UK it would be a better option to have a Manual, especially in the business sector this car is aimed squarely at.. But elsewhere, Autos are seen as a necessity and Manual is seen as a poor mans choice.
 

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In the UK it would be a better option to have a Manual, especially in the business sector this car is aimed squarely at.. But elsewhere, Autos are seen as a necessity and Manual is seen as a poor mans choice.
At least car guys know that if someone has a manual, they're likely some true car enthusiast that wants to make the most of their ride!
 

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You can have a semi auto, the paddles on my current car give me the same options as having a gear stick, and the change is quicker too !
That does help and it's the closest thing to a the 3 pedal and manual gear box setup most of us want, still nothing like having that 3rd pedal and slamming through those gears.

With the paddles it helps to have a more engaging feel
 

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well the f-type design cues to the future of jaguar interior designs

it wont look exactly like a f type interior

but its like any other manufacturer who comes out with a refreshed design on a popular model

it shows you what the next generation of said brand interiors are going to be like .
 

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well the f-type design cues to the future of jaguar interior designs

it wont look exactly like a f type interior

but its like any other manufacturer who comes out with a refreshed design on a popular model

it shows you what the next generation of said brand interiors are going to be like .
Yup you're right. Im sure they want to keep some design cues unique to the coupe but still pull some of it off for other cars, the F-Type basically shows a lot of Jag's future design. Looking forward to seeing how they rework it for the XE and even for their future SUV
 
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