Heading to SA: Jaguar's updated XE to sport fresher looks and newer tech

Jaguar XE. Image: Motorpress
Jaguar XE. Image: Motorpress

• The latest Jaguar XE is fitted with the newest edition of the Pivi Pro dual-sim infotainment system. 

• Expect a new steering wheel design and latest seating updates. 

• The front features all-LED headlights and the updated XE will be available from the first half of 2021.  

Jaguar has fitted its updated XE with an updated interior and exterior designs, together with latest connected technologies.

The car company points out that its enhanced cabin air ionisation that improves interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which removes allergens and unpleasant odours is also available.

XE 20MY X760 BTL

Image: Motorpress

Visual updates

The exterior, extensively updated when the new XE was introduced last year, features the same wide grille and bumper design, delivering a planted appearance. The grille features a lattice mesh design with a full, curved profile – a visual cue shared with the all-electric I-Pace.

All XE models are available with the Black Exterior Pack that offers bespoke elements finished in Gloss Black. These include the grille mesh, grille surround, lower air intake surrounds, side vents, window surround and new for 21MY, black exterior badging, says Jaguar. 

South African customers can choose from S, R-DYNAMIC SE and R-DYNAMIC HSE specification packs.

XE 20MY X760 BTL

Image: Motorpress

Pivi Pro infotainment and 

The XE features the brand's latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, accessed through the seamlessly integrated 25cm central touchscreen, while the 14cm lower touchscreen, also powered by the new Pivi technology, combines two multi-functional LED rotary controllers for the main functions.

Pivi Pro is always available as it has a dedicated power source. Jaguar say it is  underpinned by its next-generation Electronic Vehicle Architecture, dubbed EVA 2.0, which supports further new technologies to ensure the future-ready vehicle is always connected and up to date. 

XE 20MY X760 BTL

Image: Motorpress

As seen on other Jaguar models, the second-generation wearable Activity Key is optional on the XE and can be used to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without the need for the key fob. The rechargeable device incorporates a watch and has a battery life of seven days between charges.

Pivi Pro is fitted as standard to SE and HSE models and is optional on S models. Standard on the S model is Pivi infotainment which supports navigation functionality via a smartphone using Apple Carplay says Jaguar.

The same system also features Android Auto as standard. A nifty feature of the new infotainment system allows customers to connect two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth.

XE 20MY X760 BTL
 Image: Motorpress

Engine line up

Customers can expect the XE to be available locally during the first half of 2021. It will be available with latest generation Ingenium 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 184kW and and 365Nm mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Jaguar says it is capable of reaching 100km/h from standstill in 6.7 seconds. Pricing will be announced closer to the time.

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