Jaguar Reveals Face Of 2016 XE-S Ahead Of September Official Unveiling

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Behold the face of the 2016 Jaguar XE-S. Also: Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé.

Autoblog reports the sports sedan will be launched in early September through a sound + vision extravaganza called FEEL XE. Sandé will be kicking off the festivities in a secret location near the Thames, with influence from social media from now until September 8 deciding the direction of the extravaganza. Fashion designer Stella McCartney and actor Idris Elba will also be a part of the promotion through separate projects.

As for the XE-S itself, it may possess under the bonnet either a turbocharged variant of the new Ingenium 2-liter four-cylinder engines, or the 3-liter supercharged V6 from the F-Type S. The XE range as a whole will feature aluminum throughout 75 percent of its architecture, and may be the most fuel-efficient Jaguar ever built to date once official numbers are revealed.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Cdotson Cdotson on Jul 31, 2014 Is that really what they should be knocking off?

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 31, 2014

    "Hands off car!" -James May

  • Pan Pan on Jul 31, 2014

    Fortunately, the Jaguar range looks better in the metal than they do in pictures.

  • Tstag Tstag on Jul 31, 2014

    I like the look although some might say it's not as exciting as a Jag should be. But in a way I don't think it will matter one jot because it looks to me like Jag have focused more heavily on the engineering. I've got a feeling it will be tremendously quick and nimble whilst also very fuel efficient and luxurious. The price point is higher than that of a 3 series so I think Jag are aiming to cream off the type of 3 series owner that spends on accessories and makes BMW most of their money. All in all I see a rather clever plan shaping up here and it may just work.