We already know that Jaguar will unveil its all-new 2015 XE compact sedan on September 8 but the British car manufacturer keeps teasing us. This time, Jaguar revealed some details about the new InControl infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen that will be featured on the 2015 XE. What’s more interesting is that the InControl Remote enables smartphone control of functions such as door unlocking or engine start.
This means you can unlock the vehicle or start your engine from anywhere in the world or even pre-set the vehicle’s climate control system for up to seven days. How does that sound?
In addition, the InControl Apps allows the users to access their Apple or Android smartphone applications through the 8-inch touchscreen. Furthermore, the Jaguar XE is a perfect Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple devices.
According to the press release, the 2015 Jaguar XE’s infotainment system can be matched to the state-of-the-art driver assistance systems such as the laser head-up display (HUD).
Jaguar developed the new XE sports luxury sedan along with the new modular architecture that allows new inexistent design possibilities to be realized. This new modular platform allows such design possibilities simply because both designers and engineers are working together – right from the start -- to determine the core dimensions of the new vehicle, as guided by a philosophy of “anything we can imagine, we can create.”
Thus, the new Jaguar XE sports luxury sedan was able to gain perfect proportions, as defined by its dynamic, cab-rearward stance, short front overhang, longer rear overhang. Thanks to the new modular architecture, the new XE offers a sleek, coupe-like profile as well as a low, sporty driving position.
A strongly sculpted bonnet gives the new Jaguar XE a taut, muscular appearance, while its rising waistline makes the sports luxury sedan appear to be moving even at a standstill. Likewise, the rear quarter design of the new XE is inspired by the F-Type Coupe, with the posterior section donning signature J-Blade running lights. Adopted from the already iconic E-Type, the rear lights feature a horizontal line intersecting a roundel.
Jaguar has been known for designing and building striking, aerodynamically efficient cars whose forms are dictated by their respective functions. This tradition is continued by the new Jaguar XE sports luxury sedan, evident in its coefficient of drag value of just 0.26 Cd – the lowest among Jaguar cars so far. This feat was achieved through 1,200 computational fluid dynamics simulations as well as over 8 million hours of processor time.