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Hi all,

Yesterday I was invited for the Masters of Luxury event in Amsterdam. Jaguar organized an invitation-only event to preview the XE.

There were around 200 people at their booth (it was crowded) where the blue 180hp diesel R-sport version was displayed. I had a brief chance to sit behind the steer. Unfortunately the chair was too far toward the steer. Because no electricity was available, the chair couldn't be adjusted. But the general impression was good. (and of course, the passengers in the back had enough space because of this).

The crowd didn't give me an option to make a great photo, but fortunately Jaguar posted some on Facebook...


I was very pleased with the car, seeing it for the first time in the flesh. Especially the back/tail of the car is very good, much better than many pictures show. (and the tail pipes look **** sexy...)

My dealer was present and I had a little chat with him. Last week I changed something to my configuration and he told me that he wasn't able to enter those adjustments in the Jaguar ordering system... he had to make them by email! So, it seems that the ordering books are now linked to the production process.... still no hard delivery date.

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Marc.
 

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R-sport XE looks great!
How tall are you Marc? Do you think 6 footers can fit comfortably in the back of this Jaguar with a 6 ft 2 inch driver in the front seat?
 

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@Marc That's awesome, how did you manage to get in to that event? Are you a member of the media? Work for a dealer? Know someone?
 

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@racpoppa - I'm 189cm, so about 6ft2. And yes, I fitted comfortably. But I'm not sure how I will feel if the front seat was putted more to the rear...

@Kingpin - yes it was :) I ordered my XE in October and my dealer promised me that me and my wife would be invited for the first preview in the Netherlands. It turned out to be the LXRY event. Jaguar hosted a special party last Saturday at the event. According to the extensive list at the registration booth it looked like they invited 200+ people. The F-type and new LandRover Discovery Sport were also displayed!



BTW.... I just received an email from the Jaguar NL... the XE will be at the dealers here in JUNE!...
 
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@racpoppa - I'm 189cm, so about 6ft2. And yes, I fitted comfortably. But I'm not sure how I will feel if the front seat was putted more to the rear...

@Kingpin - yes it was :) I ordered my XE in October and my dealer promised me that me and my wife would be invited for the first preview in the Netherlands. It turned out to be the LXRY event. Jaguar hosted a special party last Saturday at the event. According to the extensive list at the registration booth it looked like they invited 200+ people. The F-type and new LandRover Discovery Sport were also displayed!



BTW.... I just received an email from the Jaguar NL... the XE will be at the dealers here in JUNE!...
hmm June, and that's in the Netherlands, now we need some word on what to expect with the american market.
 

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Great little hype video. Thanks for sharing this with us.

It's fun getting to go to these industry parties if you are lucky enough to get an invite. They always offer so much free stuff. Mostly food.
 

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Great little hype video. Thanks for sharing this with us.

It's fun getting to go to these industry parties if you are lucky enough to get an invite. They always offer so much free stuff. Mostly food.
The new XE merchandise is now available in The Netherlands. I was hoping that people who already ordered a XE would receive some stuff... unfortunately Jaguar didn't think so :)

But hey, I saw a XE in the flesh, so now complaining by me!
 

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Wow they really are going all out with the merchandise. Is that first one a journal?

I could see this stuff being used in dealerships, but I certainly wouldn't be bringing any of it home, especially if I had to pay for it.
 

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Wow they really are going all out with the merchandise. Is that first one a journal?
Yes. It seems they also have these kind of journals for the F-type, so the XE is in good company. :)

Wouldn't pay for it either....but it can make the wait a little bit easier...
 

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I don't know how getting an XE journal is going to make the wait any easier. What am I going to do, write about how much I'm looking forward to the XE each day as I wait for it?
 

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I don't know how getting an XE journal is going to make the wait any easier. What am I going to do, write about how much I'm looking forward to the XE each day as I wait for it?
ROFL! Did you already order an XE?
 
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