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Jaguar reveals tech for forthcoming BMW 3-series rival, including new interface and apps as well as laser head-up display

The upcoming Jaguar XE, which will make its public debut at the Paris motor show in October, will be the first model from Jaguar Land Rover to get an all-new infotainment system called InControl.

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.

The XE will be revealed in London on 8 September, with sales due to start early next year.

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Jaguar's first attempt at a compact exec saloon is good - very good. But can the XE hold off the BMW 3 Series and Alfa Romeo Guilia to retain its crown?

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chris20 19 August 2014

Have to agree the cars

Have to agree the cars styling inside and out isn't something to get very excited about.
Citytiger 19 August 2014

Still far too many buttons,

Still far too many buttons, but hey at least its not an ipad plonked on the dash as an afterthought as the current trend appears to be.
Rolf 19 August 2014

Jaguar XE not convincing

Looking at the first pictures of the XE from the front and then some prototype shots and as well as this interior shot makes me believe this car with generic boring styling will not be a convincing rival for the Germans in the show room and possibly with the public. I do like the Jaguars of late, the XF is one of the best looking executive saloons and the F-type is a beautiful and sexy looking coupe/roadster, but this car doesn't bring anything new to the Jaguar styling pool. It looks just like a shrunken XF. The boot appears too short and most likely in back seat space and boot space it will come short against the 3-series and C-class. The interior is totally unconvincing and could have been lifted out of any other Korean car, with its low screen and touch system it will make driving and concentrating on the screen a difficult and unsafe task (I know this from driving my VW CC). It lacks the luxuries look and made from granite quality look and feel of the C-Class, which has the finest interior of any compact executive. The engines though do sound promising and then the driving ability is something also to look forward to and compare to the 3 series/C-class.