2017 Jaguar XE-2

The Jaguar XE has been given significant interior, driver assistance systems, connectivity and drive updates in the UK. Prices of the updated 2017 model year Jaguar XE starts from £26,990 (RM180,020).

Inside, a new InControl Touch Pro system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen is available as an option. The design is based on a tablet and it features a quad-core processor and a 60 GB solid-state drive. The system also features ultra-fast Ethernet as well. The home screen can be customised with widgets too.

Swiping, pinch and pan gestures are also part of the interface. A total of five split panels can be used to display different items. The new system allows for the detection of the vehicle’s location even without GPS signals, thanks to “dead-reckoning” functionality that analyses data from the car’s sensors.

Other nifty features include a destination-based travel range estimate, Commute Mode which learns the driver’s daily routes, and will suggest a better one to avoid congestion, as well as an Approach Mode that shows an all-round interactive street-level view of one’s destination. It’ll locate a parking lot for the driver too.

2017 Jaguar XE-11

Coupled with the InControl Touch Pro system is a choice of two Meridian sound systems. Customers can choose either an 11-speaker, 380-watt system with a subwoofer, or a 17-speaker, 825-watt system with a subwoofer. Meridian’s Trifled and Audyssey’s MultEQ XT signal processing technologies are also featured.

In addition to the sound system, a 10 GB SSD is dedicated for media storage. Drivers and passengers can connect their media through a variety of ports like USB, HDMI/MHL in addition to the CD/DVD player which comes with the InControl Touch Pro system.

Furthermore, the InControl Remote app is also available for the Apple Watch. Similar to the smartphone app, owners can use the Watch to lock and unlock the sedan, check fuel levels, find their Jaguar, set the climate control and start the engine remotely.

2017 Jaguar XE-1

An all-wheel drive system is exclusive to the 180 PS 2.0 litre diesel variant. Similar to the torque-on-demand AWD system found in the Jaguar XF and upcoming F-Pace SUV, the system is coupled with the fast torque-sensing Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD), which works together with the Dynamic Stability Control and torque vectoring systems.

The all-wheel drive system, configured solely for ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, comes with Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) as an option. Added driving assistance systems include Adaptive Speed Limiter (ASL), Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and a Driver Condition Monitor System.