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The Top Gear car review:Jaguar XE
For:Top-drawer drive, impressive new diesel, plenty for 3-Series buyers to like
Against:The styling’s nice enough, but is it bold enough?
What is it?
It’s a compact sports saloon, pretty much the heartland car for anyone who has a decent regular job, a couple of kids and a smattering of Coldplay and Adele albums. Only this particular example is wearing a Jaguar badge, which makes the XE officially a big deal. Not least for Jaguar, whose last stab, the X-Type, was a faux-premium reheated Ford Mondeo. Jaguar could do with this one being a big fat hit, and consequently has thrown everything it knows (and a few billion pounds) into the mix.
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