Jaguar reveals XE tech teaser

Jaguar has released new information about the highly-anticipated Jaguar XE’s infotainment features.

The upcoming XE, which is due to debut next month, will be the first Jaguar model to feature the all-new InControl infotainment system.

Next-gen technology

Designed around an 8-inch touchscreen mounted in the centre of the cabin, the InControl interface offers smartphone integration for both Apple and Android phones, plus specially-designed apps.

As well as that, the InControl system also has the ability to function as a WiFi hotspot which multiple devices can connect to, and can also be used to track the car if it’s stolen.

Jaguar claim that the interface will be quick and easy to use, and the ability to control its functions via voice control means drivers can keep their eyes focused firmly on the road.

Another handy feature is the InControl Remote, which can allow drivers to connect to the car remotely, pre-set the internal temperature, locate and unlock the car in a car park and even start the engine.

The new XE will also feature a wide range of driver assistance systems, including a laser heads-up display.

This new HUD, which Jaguar claim is smaller and lighter than existing systems, will project images directly onto the windscreen and provide the driver with information including speed and navigation directions.

Designed from scratch

Dr Mike Bell, Jaguar’s Global Connected Car Director, said: “With the all-new XE we’re introducing an entire suite of cutting-edge driver aids and entertainment systems.

“Designed and developed from scratch, they will ensure that every journey you take is simpler, more relaxing, safer, and effortlessly enjoyable.”

The new Jaguar XE compact saloon will mark a new era for the British marque, bringing Jaguar firmly up to par with its rivals in terms of state-of-the-art technological inclusions.

Along with the range of driver assistance and infotaiment inclusions, the XE will be the only car in its class to use an aluminium-intensive body.

Jaguar claim that the lightweight metal will account for around 75 per cent of car’s structure and will make the XE the best driver’s car in the segment.

Powered by a new range of British-built Ingenium engines, Jaguar say that the XE could be the most fuel-efficient Jag ever, as well as the best equipped. Early predictions state that the XE will have a combined cycle of over 75mpg and emit less than 100g/km of CO2.

The Ingenium engine line-up will launch early next year with a 2.0-litre diesel available for the XE saloon and a 2.0-litre petrol variant will follow later on in the year.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but the XE is due to be launched in London on the 8th September and sales in the UK are anticipated to begin during the second quarter of 2015.