Sneak Preview: 2018 Jaguar XE

Most companies wouldn’t significantly update a car barely a year after its introduction. Then again, the Jaguar brand is no ordinary car company, and the 2018 Jaguar XE is no ordinary car. It’s coming soon to Byers Jaguar with significant improvements over the 2017 model.

The changes are as substantial as they are extensive. For starters, each trim gets a new engine. The 20t trim has a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four; the 25t gets the same engine tuned to 247 horsepower; the 25d gets a high-torque 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine; and the 30t (which replaces the 35t) gets a twin-turbo four-cylinder engine with an output of 296 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

There’s also an S Performance trim with a 380 horsepower supercharged V6 engine, all-wheel drive on all trims except the 20t, wider availability of Configurable Dynamics drive modes, and optional hands-free trunk. Furthermore, InControl Touch Pro gets a new 12.3-inch display that can be used in split-screen mode. It now supports a Shell payment app and expanded performance metrics.

Finally, improvements to the safety systems include added pedestrian detection, Forward Traffic Detection, Forward Vehicle Guidance, and active blind spot assist.

While a lot has changed, the 2018 Jaguar XE keeps some things intact. The extensive use of aluminum in its construction keeps weight down and contributes to better fuel economy. The car’s cabin is quiet, and its handling is responsive and agile. The differences between both model years is one of degrees rather than kind, but at least they’re moves in the right direction.

For all that, the 2017 Jaguar XE is still a great car and compelling buy. You can take it for a test drive, or find out more about the 2018 model, by visiting your Columbus Jaguar dealership today. Byers Jaguar serves Westerville and Dublin, OH from our showroom at 401 North Hamilton Road in Columbus, OH. Questions? Call ahead to 877-820-6925.
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