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I recently attended the Toronto Auto Show and I snapped a few pictures of the Jaguar XE. All in all I was impressed with the XE in person .The front of the vehicle looks great. There is something about that headlight design that is different from what we see in other luxury brands. The back taillights are cool, but maybe not quite the same caliber as the front of the vehicle. The interior looked great though. Nice and expensive.

The other that I'll say is that the XE, as the entry to Jaguar, looks a lot more high-end than the Mercedes-Benz CLA for example. That car had some production flaws, like gaps in the body panels, that made it feel like a cheap Benz. The The XE doesn't have problems like that. It may be the cheapest Jag you can buy, but it still lives up to the Jaguar name.

Here I posted some of my photos of the XE and also some shots of competitors just so we can contrast the different models.

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The thing is that the entry level jag is still playing in luxury territory. CLA has gone below the proverbial bottom that was C class/3 series...

But then again Audi went below the A4 with the A3 sedan and the work is FANTASTIC...

P.S I saw the XE at the Toronto show as well... Small anecdote, but when i stopped by the jag booth the XE was out drawing the F-Type in terms of on lookers and photo takers...
 

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Aside from the XE, the new C-Class is the next best looking one to me, however the rear end on the C takes a bit of getting used to.
 

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@Fallout - great pics!!!!
 
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The Mercedes Benz C-Class almost has the same headlights as the XE just upside down. I think the taillights of the XE could have been better if they made the shape a bit more interesting. Instead they just made the light design the interesting part.
 

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I'm just not sure that the stick shift is really as relevant anymore. Since there is no manual in the XE, it is just a matter of tradition to design the shifter like a lever. The dial may not be the best design, but I think generally they are going to redesign it to something more forward looking.
 

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I'm just not sure that the stick shift is really as relevant anymore. Since there is no manual in the XE, it is just a matter of tradition to design the shifter like a lever. The dial may not be the best design, but I think generally they are going to redesign it to something more forward looking.
Yeah it sucks manuals have long been on their way out.
I just don't want a dial, weird.
 

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Cadillac is under rated in my opinion. Maybe its because they have over priced their vehicles, but I just think that the Cadillac's interior is the nicest of the ones I posted up here.

While I don't like the dial, I also don't think a traditional stick shift is needed anymore either. I think it should probably be closer to the stick than the dial optimally though.
 

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That they are, it's just been hard for people to reconsider them especially as it wasn't all that long ago that they transitioned from boring cars (for the most part)
 

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I'm just not sure that the stick shift is really as relevant anymore. Since there is no manual in the XE, it is just a matter of tradition to design the shifter like a lever. The dial may not be the best design, but I think generally they are going to redesign it to something more forward looking.
I don't mean to be impolite, but what exactly are you talking about? LOL automatic shifts have come with levers for just as long. If I wanted a manual I would of explicitly stated I WANT A MANUAL..

See F-Type, LEVER

 
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