The stunning 2017 Jaguar XE sedan made its North American debut this week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015). The XE is built using extensive aluminum bodywork atop Jaguar’s new “JLR” modular vehicle architecture. Sporting large front air intakes, chrome side vents, a discreet rear spoiler and optional 20-inch forged alloy wheels, the new XE struck a menacing pose.
Watch Emme Hall’s interview with Rob Filipovic, product planning manager for Jaguar Land Rover North America, to find out almost everything you ever wanted to know about the 2017 Jaguar XE:
Powered by a supercharged 3.0-L V-6, the range-topping XE S will boast 340 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque. Power in all models will be channeled to the rear wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission which, in tandem with the supercharged engine, will help the 2017 Jaguar XE S achieve a 4.9-second 0-60 run, on its way to an electronically-limited 155 MPH top speed.
Manufactured at an all-new facility at Jaguar’s Solihull plant, the Jaguar XE will be the first Jaguar model to offer electric power steering. Additionally, the XE will be equipped with All-Surface Progress Control (ASPC), which was developed in tandem with Land rover. Functioning between 2 mph and 19 mph, ASPC is designed to control the brake system and powertrain to deliver enhanced traction in slippery conditions.
The XE also offers systems such as adaptive cruise control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring, semi-automated parallel and perpendicular parking, and reverse traffic detection. Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment system, featuring an app suite, remote vehicle access, and an eight-inch touchscreen, will also be offered.
The all-new 2017 Jaguar XE is expected go on sale in the US some time in 2016.