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Trying something new is usually exciting. Like venturing into that section of the gym you always avoid. Or visiting a new restaurant. Both of these are relatively painless and unless you are caught on camera falling off the gym equipment, usually lead to very little public humiliation.

It’s a very different process if you’re a car manufacturer. Taking a crack at a new segment requires many years of research, development, testing and most importantly – a massive lump of cash.

For many years, Jaguar had the skills, engineering know-how and confidence to pull of a car like the new XE, but the finances were, in a manner of speaking, problematic.

But now, emboldened by the success and popularity of cars like the F-Type, Jaguar have decided to tackle arguably the toughest premium segment of all; the segment dominated by cars like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class and Audi A4.

Right off the bat, the XE looks good, if a little restrained. It’s immediately recognisable as a modern Jaguar and fans of the brand’s general look and feel will not be disappointed.

The interior is particularly luxurious for this segment with leather covering the entire dashboard, boldly double stitched and framing a touchscreen featuring Jaguar’s brand new infotainment system, which is a much needed leap-forward from the long-serving, clunky system that it replaces.

In this video, we’ll detail what the new XE is like to drive, which engines are available and more importantly which one you should buy, what the boot space is like, as well as the rear legroom, and of course we’ll dive into the pricing, which is…interesting.

Comments

    • gas-powered-crusader
      gas-powered-crusader

      "first crack for this segment"? Funny how quickly "motor journalists" forgot the x-type. And the new A4 looks stunning and modern. Unlike this XE, which definitely looks spottier, but also more dated.

      about 2 months ago
    • Afred Mathieu
      Afred Mathieu

      L ' esthétique de l ' arrière est horrible beaucoup trop gros ,le volume du coffre ,je m ' en fou .

      about 8 months ago
    • Leon Bellingan
      Leon Bellingan

      3 years later, and I've seen about 3 of them on the road.

      about 9 months ago
    • Deborah Saddler
      Deborah Saddler

      Super video, thanks

      about 11 months ago
    • Ahmad Muhammad
      Ahmad Muhammad

      The production quality on this is just superb. Well done!

      about 1 year ago
    • Luvuyo Nzece
      Luvuyo Nzece

      Inspired...

      about 1 year ago
    • jeykumar Jeyakumars
      jeykumar Jeyakumars

      no 1 car

      about 1 year ago
    • İbrahim Mudzuhe
      İbrahim Mudzuhe

      Hiy ciro!! You are so good man . I like you

      about 1 year ago
    • Miho Chauke
      Miho Chauke

      Jeremy Clarkson standard right there.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacob Ras
      Jacob Ras

      Love the music and imagery of this video! Impressive!

      about 2 years ago
    • Ben Collins
      Ben Collins

      What is the song used in the Outro? Very great video and production quality, really like these new Jags!

      about 2 years ago
    • AlfaEricWashDC
      AlfaEricWashDC

      Journalist often compare cars as if all things are equal and omitting the there is something for prestige over BMW and Audi. It's NOT like bucause it's in D segment that all those cars are the same and should cost the same, drive the same etc... As if the manufactures all walk down the d segment isle and picked from the same options to build their version. The only difference is Audi picked this and Merc picked that and the end result is what you compare. Where is the ranking in pedigree and not just numbers. All things are not equal.

      about 2 years ago
    • Want sum fuk
      Want sum fuk

      Cad mere frate.

      about 2 years ago
    • Andrei SamyCSRO Samoila
      Andrei SamyCSRO Samoila

      The best video i seen ever for cars review hope you will have 100k subs and 1 000 000 subs !!

      about 3 years ago
    • Jaguar
      Jaguar

      Shave your stupid face on first place

      about 3 years ago
    • mansees
      mansees

      Excellent production values. Great review.

      about 3 years ago
    • Mark Eubanks
      Mark Eubanks

      I especially love the car
      and the journalist showing the car! What a good looking fellow!

      about 3 years ago
    • peter feltham
      peter feltham

      Yes it is a better car than the A4,C-Class or 3 Series,but the price.

      about 3 years ago
    • MrBenjibb
      MrBenjibb In reply to peter feltham

      +peter feltham, not everyone lives in SA - in the UK its cheaper than all of its rivals.

      about 3 years ago
    • Nice One
      Nice One

      Stunning video editing and review! Absolutely the best editing xe review, good job!

      about 3 years ago
    • Tyrese Sears
      Tyrese Sears

      $400,000 American ?

      about 3 years ago
    • Wessel Pretorius
      Wessel Pretorius

      I think the interior could've been better

      about 3 years ago
    • Ndamulelo Banzyme Nemakhavhani
      Ndamulelo Banzyme Nemakhavhani

      WEshould make top gear sa

      about 3 years ago
    • Tyyytyyfjvivg Gbk
      Tyyytyyfjvivg Gbk

      woow great video

      about 3 years ago
    • Ashton Goncalves
      Ashton Goncalves

      đì909p

      about 3 years ago
    • Viking Power
      Viking Power

      You get what you pay for with this Jag though, it's the best car in it's class, worth every penny extra.

      about 3 years ago
    • Laika jon
      Laika jon

      .im claiming it ! i love this car

      about 3 years ago
    • Cristian Daniel
      Cristian Daniel

      Salut Alex. Chiar e interesant canalul care l-ai recomandat :) imediat i-am dat subscribe.

      about 3 years ago
    • Mark Suciu
      Mark Suciu

      Great review, keep up the good work!

      about 3 years ago
    • iRaphahel
      iRaphahel

      Cinea veni aici de le alex sa dea like!

      about 3 years ago
    • Daryl Chiew
      Daryl Chiew

      Great review and presentation! Subscribed!

      about 3 years ago
    • Amina Hoomar
      Amina Hoomar In reply to Daryl Chiew

      .

      about 3 years ago