The new Jaguar XE is now available in Malaysia. Coming only in the R-Dynamic variant, the Jaguar XE starts at RM395,831.02 (for Peninsular Malaysia excluding road tax and insurance). This price currently includes the 50% sales tax waiver under the PENJANA economic stimulus plan.
The Jaguar XE comes with an updated exterior design, and an all-new luxurious interior, along with upgrades in technology. The XE’s exterior design has been enhanced with new graphical elements. Its performance-orientated character is complemented by sporty design elements such as the sculpted surfaces inspired by aircraft winglet, dark mesh detailing in the rear valance and new 18” wheel design. The body also appears wider and lower than before, with larger front apertures, bold graphics and muscular forms that hint at the car’s performance.
The front wears new LED headlights with a striking ‘J’ blade daytime running light while the rear features a new bumper design and slender LED tail lights with updated signature graphics to accentuate the visual width of the car.
Inside, the XE is fitted with sports-style seats with contrast stitching, satin chrome shift paddles and R-Dynamic tread plates. The beautifully crafted interior extensively uses soft-touch materials and premium veneers. Even the door trims are redesigned for improved usability and practicality.
The new steering wheel is shared with the all-electric I-PACE, and features hidden-until-lit graphics and tactile switches for intuitive control of key functions. Complementing this is the latest generation 12.3″ Interactive Driver Display instrument cluster where all the important information you need is logically and intuitively displayed to minimise distraction.
The refreshed XE is also the smartest and most connected of Jaguar’s sedans with the inclusion of the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which offers instinctive control through a pair of integrated high-resolution touchscreens. All the key systems are available at the driver’s fingertips, via intuitive rotary dials, and displayed over a pair of HD touchscreens.
Connectivity has also been enhanced for the XE with the introduction of a Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The system mirrors the driver’s smartphone on the 10″ touchscreen, allowing access to compatible apps quickly, easily, and safely.
The smaller 5.5” touchscreen located below the 10″ screen can be used to adjust settings such as climate control without disrupting the upper screen. Its intuitive capacitive switches ensure that you can change settings without too much distraction from driving.
Further, Artificial Intelligence is a key feature in this XE. With Smart Settings, the XE can recognise and learn the preferences of drivers and automatically adjust the seating and steering column according to their preferred positions. Over time, it will also learn a driver’s climate control and music listening preferences, and even cue the most popular phone contacts at different times.
Performance-wise, the XE is powered by Jaguar’s Ingenium P300 engine which produces 300 PS @ 5,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm; top speed is rated at 250 km/h. The engine is paired with the ZF 8HP45 eight-speed automatic transmission for smooth gearshifts and outstanding response. Of note is the torque converter which features a state-of-the-art pendulum damper that effectively absorbs low frequency vibrations, thus enabling the engine to feel more refined when run at lower speeds.
Additionally, the Jaguar Drive Control allows you to select different drive modes i.e. Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, and Rain, Ice, Snow. Each mode has its own tailored programming which determines different parameters such as engine and transmission response, steering feel, parasitic load management, traction and stability control.
In terms of safety tech, its Driver Condition Monitoring measures steering, throttle and brake inputs, analyses lane departure and the driver’s use of directional indicators. If the system’s algorithms determine that the
driver is drowsy, a coffee cup symbol will show up in the instrument cluster to warn the driver to take a break.
The Jaguar XE is available for test drives. You can register your interest at the Book a Jaguar Test Drive link, or just visit any Jaguar Land Rover showroom to view.