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Jaguar releases huge batch of new XE sedan photos

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Jaguar has just released a big bunch of new photos of the XE sedan. Up until this point we have only seen the the range-topping supercharged XE S, but this new batch of photos shows us what the XE will looks like in its various forms, starting with the base model and moving up through the entire range.

So far what we know about the debuting jaguar XE is that it will feature Jaguar's new Ingenium line of engines. This will include two diesel and two turbocharged gas engines with a range-topping supercharged V6. There will be a 6-speed manual transmission, but it is unlikely to make its way over the the US. Instead, Americans will enjoy a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Jaguar XE will come in 5 different trim lines. There is the base SE, the middle range Prestige trim, the luxury Portfolio version, a sporty R-Sport model, and the S model at the top. Descriptions of each trim level from the Jaguar press release can be found below along with more pictures and a link to the full gallery.

Jaguar XE trim levels:
The entry-level to the XE range, the SE model features high-quality cloth seats and a gloss black treatment for the door trim finishers and the signature ‘Riva Hoop’ sweeping above the instrument panel. Standard equipment includes Satellite Navigation, cruise control, 17″ alloy wheels, DAB digital radio and multi-function softgrain leather steering wheel.

Heated front seats featuring Taurus leather upholstery with contrasting stitching delivers a modern, progressive luxury interior, complete with Phosphor Blue ambient lighting. Inserts on the air-conditioned seat option are perforated and the ‘Riva Hoop’ and door finishers are finished in brushed aluminium.

The most luxurious XE model, Portfolio features a wide range of colour options for the premium softgrain Windsor leather with herringbone perforations. The instrument panel features split upper and lower coverings in two colours, complete with colour-keyed twin-needle stitching for a truly bespoke feel. The aluminium trim has an embossed surface finish. Additional equipment on Portfolio models includes Meridian audio system, 10 way electric front seats, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED signature DRLs and 18″ alloy wheels (except on 163PS engines).

Heated Sports seats are trimmed with perforated Taurus leather. The ‘Riva Hoop’ and door finishers are in etched aluminium, and the tread plates and sports steering wheel feature R-Sport branding. The exterior is enhanced by a subtle rear spoiler and a noble chrome treatment for the side power vents. Sports suspension delivers even better handling. Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED signature DRLs, gloss black window surrounds and two-tone 18″ alloy wheels (except on 163PS models) complete the sporty exterior looks.

The most performance-orientated XE model features a race-inspired interior. The heated, perforated Taurus leather seats; tread plates; and leather sports steering wheel carry the S logo. Dark hex aluminium graces the door finishers and the ‘Riva Hoop’, while the centre console is gloss black. The front bumper’s enlarged air intakes hint at the performance potential of the supercharged V6 engine. Side sill extensions, rear spoiler, gloss black rear valance, red brake calipers, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED signature DRLs, and 19″ alloy wheels complete the exterior package. The S model also benefits from luxuries such as a Meridian audio system, keyless entry and power-operated boot lid.

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One of my favorites have to be this one:

The ideal place to take an XE to and go crazy.
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you plan to go crazy, in your family saloon? bless your wife...
i really hope Jag doesn't move towards cookie cutter design post XE...
i really hope Jag doesn't move towards cookie cutter design post XE...
x2, i hope that isn't the case but seeing how so many brands have done that... chances are they will too since those other brands don't seem to have suffered any loss from it... at least from what i have seen.
One of the reasons I like red is because of how well the red on the badge ties into the body color being red:

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Cookie cutter design? You mean, that they all look alike? That has also been my biggest concern. All BMW's look alike. The Audis as well. The same seems to be happening to Jaguar. When I see a photo of a Jaguar, I really have to look closely to see, if it's an XF or an XE or sometimes even an XJ. And I consider myself something of an expert. Ordinary people must be completely lost, like I am, when I see a BMW. I can't see, if it's a 300, 500 or 700 or if it's the newest model or a somewhat older model.

Up until now, there has only been one version of each with a facelift of the XF. BMW and Audi has had several generations, where the looks only developed slightly from generation to generation. Will that happen to Jaguar as well. When we see the test mules for the next XF, they look a lot like the current one. I don't really understand, how Jaguar can say, they designed the XE from a clean sheet. Which BTW used to be characteristic of Jaguar's.
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what gets me most is when a car maker like mercedes benz sticks to one design language which it debuts on it's flagship sedan and just goes all cookie cutter on it down till entry-level, the C-Class. when it comes to a flagship model there should at least be some exclusivity to it's design... MB missed that.
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