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2017 Jaguar XE AWD Unveiled

Snapshot: Available exclusively with the 178bhp Ingenium, AWD enhances vehicle dynamics and provides greater traction.

We have been reporting you about Jaguar's plans of launching the XE sedan in India at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. More importantly, the company's new entry-level saloon was recently spotted in the country, undergoing homologation. While the India launch of the Jaguar XE still has some time, the British luxury automaker has introduced the 2017 XE with all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Just so you know, the Jaguar XE is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Plant alongside the all-new F-PACE.

2017 Jaguar XE features InControl Touch Pro – Jaguar’s next-generation infotainment system, torque on-demand all-wheel drive, F-TYPE-derived Configurable Dynamics and a wider range of advanced driver assistance systems. InControl Touch Pro is state-of-the-art and is designed around a tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen featuring highly responsive, superb quality graphics. The updated sedan has intelligent navigation that can tell others if you’re running late, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices and apps for wearable technology.

Talking about the All-wheel drive (AWD), it was engineered into the XE from day one. Available exclusively with the 180PS Ingenium, AWD enhances vehicle dynamics and provides greater traction. Torque is only transferred to the front wheels when needed, maintaining the XE’s inherent agility and rear-wheel drive character. Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) makes the AWD system even better by changing the mapping of the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system according to the conditions. AdSR leverages Jaguar Land Rover’s world-leading expertise in AWD technologies and traction systems.

Together with class-leading chassis design, the unique combination of AWD, AdSR and the revolutionary All Surface Progress Control system gives the driver greater confidence in adverse conditions. The XE is the definitive all-weather sports saloon. First developed for the F-TYPE, Configurable Dynamics is now offered in the XE and enables the driver to tailor the car’s character by selecting individual settings for the throttle response, transmission shifts and the Adaptive Dynamics continuously-variable damping system. 2017 Jaguar XE starts at Rs. 27.11 Lakhs in UK.

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