2017 Jaguar XE: Technology Features and Release Date
With a wonderful blend of style, power and performance, the 2017 Jaguar XE offers a superior choice for a midsize luxury sport sedan. In addition to its exhilarating engines and luxurious interior, the new XE offers state-of-the-art technology features, including its InControl Touch infotainment system, Apple Watch connectivity, Meridian Digital Surround Sound system and driver assistance systems.
InControl Infotainment System
Consumers can choose between the InControl Touch system with 8-inch capacitive touchscreen and the next-generation InControl Touch Pro system – Jaguar’s most advanced infotainment system ever. InControl Touch Pro is designed around a tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen and is as intuitive to use as it is powerful, making every journey a more enjoyable, rewarding experience. Because the data is stored on the high-speed SSD, it can be accessed in a fraction of the time needed for conventional hard drives, so the graphics are sharp, highly detailed and incredibly responsive.
Apple Watch Connectivity
The InControl Remote app is now available for the Apple Watch, making it simpler and more convenient than ever to interact with the vehicle – no matter where you are. Offering similar functionality to the InControl Remote smartphone app, drivers will be able to use their Apple Watch to lock and unlock the vehicle, check how much fuel is in the tank and see its location on a map. It’s even possible to set the climate control and start the engine to get the cabin to the ideal temperature before the journey begins.
Meridian Digital Surround Sound System
The 2017 XE benefits from the fantastic digital sound of world-renowned British firm Meridian. XE customers have a choice of a superb 380W system with 11 speakers (including subwoofer), or for an even more impressive sound experience, a truly outstanding 825W surround sound system with 17 speakers (including subwoofer). To enhance the experience still further, this system benefits from Meridian’s Trifield and Audyssey’s MultEQ XT signal processing technologies, producing rich, balanced sound throughout the XE’s cabin, while delivering high output with exceptionally low levels of distortion.
Driver Assistance Systems
The Jaguar XE offers highly advanced driver assistance systems, which help support the driver and make every journey safer and more relaxing. Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and Intelligent Speed Limiter greatly reduces the chance of you missing potential hazard warnings or changing speed limits, while Blind Spot Monitor alerts you to vehicles or obstacles in, or quickly approaching, your blind spot via an icon displayed in the appropriate exterior mirror. Additional driver assistance systems include Advanced Park Assist, Surround Camera System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist.
Customers wanting to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Jaguar XE won’t have to wait long, for its expected release date is in March 2016. If you’d like to know more about the 2017 XE, including its official release date as it gets closer to launch, be sure to follow us on the Barrett Jaguar Blog. Also, if you live in the San Antonio area and would like to take the new XE for a test drive, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Barrett Jaguar.