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2021 JAGUAR XE DELIVERS IMPRESSIVE NEW PACKAGE

The Jaguar XE mid-sized executive sedan has received a number of updates for 2021, delivering a more appealing, comprehensively equipped package. With updates that include all-wheel-drive as standard and a range of added tech, Ben Zachariah from CarAdvice takes a look at the new specifications to find out just how much added value the 2021 XE delivers.

NEW XE R-DYNAMIC BLACK

A new XE R-Dynamic Black has been announced, with a drive-away price of $69,990, which Zachariah compares favourably to the 2020 pricing for the SE R-Dynamic and HSE R-Dynamic.

Based on the XE R-Dynamic SE, Zachariah says, “The Black predictably gets the Black Exterior Pack with black grille and exterior trims, a boot lip-spoiler, 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels, red brake calipers, gloss black interior trim, steel sports pedals, and a Meridian audio system.” He points out that the R-Dynamic black adds an extra $6000 of value to the XE.

While the R-Dynamic Black is the first vehicle in the XE range to be revealed, buyers can look forward to announcements for both the R-Dynamic SE and HSE models before the end of 2020.

Moving onto the car’s performance specifications, Zachariah says, “The 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder engine, referred to as the 'P300' by Jaguar, puts out 221kW and 400Nm. A new all-wheel-drive system now delivers the power via an eight-speed automatic transmission, getting the Jag to 100km/h from zero in 5.9 seconds.”

DOMINATED BY TECH

The technology that dominates the updated XE impresses Zachariah, including Jaguar’s Pivi Pro which offers Spotify, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, along with Bluetooth connectivity, all delivered via a 10-inch infotainment screen.

For the driver, a 12.3-inch high-definition instrument cluster offers seamless control, with digital dials, navigation, media, phone contact list, or infotainment systems displays. A head-up display as standard allows the driver’s eyes to remain safely on the road.

PREMIUM INTERIOR UPDATES

Turning his attention to the interior, Zachariah says, “The 2021 XE gets many of the interior updates seen on the XF and F-Pace, such as newer premium materials, embossed Jaguar Leaper logos on the front headrests, and a new steering wheel (borrowed from the I-Pace). Occupants also enjoy cleaner air, with a cabin air ioniser and PM2.5 filter to remove airborne particulates.”

A suite of advanced safety technologies come as standard in the updated XE, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, real collision monitor and a 3D surround camera.

EXPLORE THE JAGUAR XE

With deliveries arriving in early 2021, discover more about the Jaguar XE’s key features and enhancements, and build your own ahead of its arrival.