Designed and developed from scratch, InControl is based around an 8-inch touchscreen interface, and includes full smartphone integration for both iOS and Android units, specially designed apps, and the ability to function as a Wifi hotspot for multiple devices.
Another new feature is the InControl Remote, which allows users to connect to the car remotely and pre-set the heating/cooling system, locate the car in a car park, unlock the car, or even start the engine.
The InControl system also functions as a tracking device, displaying the vehicle's location should it be stolen.
An industry first for the XE is laser projection for the head-up display, which shows speed and navigation information.
Powered by engines from Jaguar's new Ingenium line-up, the XE will be available in three guises at launch – with the standard XE sitting alongside XE S and XER-S versions.