The new Jaguar XE features more technology and, for the first time, mild-hybrid power choices.
For the first time, drivers wanting the Jaguar XE as a contract hire choice will get to enjoy mild-hybrid technology for the first time.
The revamped saloon for 2021 also features the latest connected technologies.
With the new diesel mild-hybrid, or MHEV, drivers will get to enjoy a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 204 PS, which is 24 PS more powerful than the unit it replaces.
Company car drivers will be pleased to know that fuel economy has been improved to 59 mpg, with emissions of 127g/km.
The mild-hybrid technology includes an integrated starter-generator to harvest energy that is usually lost when braking or slowing down. The energy is saved for use in the 48V lithium-ion battery.
Jaguar is also unveiling refined and powerful petrol engines that deliver a 0 to 62 mph time for the 250 PS unit of 6.4 seconds; for the 300 PS Ingenium, the time is 5.6 seconds.
All new Jaguar XE's will come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and there's the option of all-wheel-drive to ensure the power is delivered with lots of grip.
As mentioned, the new Jaguar XE also features the latest connected technologies.
There is an integrated 10-inch touchscreen with the option of a lower 5.5-inch touchscreen, which is standard on some specifications.
The interactive driver display consists of a 12.3-inch HD display with enhanced graphics, and the satnav offers turn-by-turn instructions.
The infotainment system is smartphone compatible, and Jaguar says that its offering will be 'future proof'.
There's also software over-the-air updates, and the option of a wireless device charger with a signal booster.
Fans of the Jaguar XE will see that the award-winning design is still very much in evidence, with authentic and soft touch materials used throughout the interior.
There's a new cabin air ionisation system to remove unpleasant odours and allergens and to trap ultrafine particles.
Jaguar has also revealed that the XE line-up has been streamlined to 13 derivatives, previously there were 24 choices available.
This is to meet the demands from customers wanting the most popular features and helps to reduce manufacturing complexity.
Prices start at £29,635 for the Jaguar XE P250 S – which is cheaper than for the 2020 model - with the range-topping P300 R-Dynamic HSE costing £40,140.
The new Jaguar XE may well be cheaper to run as a car leasing vehicle, particularly for business users wanting a stylish and well-equipped executive saloon to enjoy on a daily basis.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.