India-bound Jaguar XE gets all-wheel-drive and other new features
The coming-soon-to India Jaguar XE has received an extensive update of features for the 2017 model year. Leading the feature list is the XE’s new torque on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) system, which will be made available exclusively with the 180 PS Ingenium diesel and the 340 PS supercharged V6 petrol engines fitted with eight-speed automatic transmissions. To maintain the XE’s driver’s car status, the AWD transfers the torque to the front wheels only when needed, keeping up the rear wheel drive character.
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Along with the AWD system, other features include next-gen InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, F-TYPE-derived Configurable Dynamics and a wider range of advanced driver assistance systems. Designed around a tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen, the InControl Touch Pro features amazing graphics with intelligent navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices and apps for wearable technology.
The AWD system makes use of Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) to map the powertrain and Dynamic Stability Control system according to the road conditions. The XE also gets Configurable Dynamics first developed for the F-TYPE, which helps you to choose individual settings for the throttle response, transmission shifts and the Adaptive Dynamics continuously-variable damping system.
Other driving assistance systems include Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor to detect and warn against driver fatigue, Adaptive Speed Limiter to support the driver by increasing or decreasing vehicle speed when speed limits change.
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