The 2016 Jaguar XE has just been introduced with a selection of updates arriving for the new model year across Europe.
Most significantly, Jaguar’s entry-level sedan is now being offered with an all-wheel drive system. That system is already found in the XF and will soon be utilised in the F-Pace SUV. It works in conjunction with the automaker’s Intelligent Driving Dynamics Software which adjusts the torque between the front and rear axles and allows for 100 per cent of torque to be sent to the front wheels when required.
The all-wheel drive system will initially be available with the range-topping 335 hp supercharged 3.0-litre V6 and the 178 hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and mated to Jaguar’s familiar eight-speed automatic transmission.
Elsewhere, all-wheel drive equipped models make do without the Rain, Ice and Snow driving modes and instead include the option of Adaptive Surface Response which automatically adjusts key elements like the stability control system depending on the surface.
Also for 2016, Jaguar has implemented its latest InControl Touch Pro system with a 10.2-inch interface replacing the existing 8.0-inch screen. The new system includes a 60 gb solid state harddrive, GPS and has an in-built WiFi hotspot. Completing the changes is a Lane Keeping Assist feature, adaptive speed limiter and a system which monitors the driver.