Jaguar XE • Price, Variants & Specifications
Jaguar did not have a presence in the entry level sports car segment. The company is launching its new XE as its representative in this segment. The car made its debut at the Paris motor Show in 2014. It has been launched in the UK market where it is priced around £26995. It is expected to appear on the Indian roads by late 2015 or early next year.
Jaguar XE Variants
Jaguar XE: price, variants and specifications
The Jaguar XE is expected to be priced at an average figure of Rs. 40 lakhs. Though the details of the engines remain sketchy, it is known that this car will be equipped with the Ingenium family of engines developed by Jaguar. In all probability, it will be a 2.0litre turbocharged diesel engine which may generate a top power between 184 to 300 bhp. This engine is extremely fuel efficient and uses only 4 liters to cover 100 kms. It also has low emission standards, producing only 100 grams of carbon dioxide for every kilometer. In addition to this, the top variant of the car will probably be equipped with a 3.0 liter six cylinder engine from the F-Type range. These engines will be mated either to a six speed manual transmission or a ZF eight speed automatic transmission.
Expected Price view Rs. 45 Lakhs
The external look of the Jaguar XE is very similar to the XJ and the XF. The front is dominated by a large radiator with perforated grille surrounded by metallic inserts. Headlamps are sleek yet aggressively designed. Four lines have been added to the bonnet to create a sporty feel. Body colored ORVM caps with integrated turn blinkers add a sophisticated touch. Body colored door handles and black window sills are the highlights of the side profile. Flared wheel arches are similar to the XF. The rear is smaller with a sporty looking rear bumper and twin exhaust pipes. It will be decorated with chrome inserts.
Though the exterior appears somewhat smaller than other Jaguar models, the interior is quite spacious and luxurious. The décor is distinctly modern and leather upholstery ensures a high degree of comfort. High quality plastic has been used here. However, the details of the interior have not been officially released by the company and hence much still remain a matter of speculation.
Features and specifications
Jaguar has been quite secretive about the features of this sedan. It will be equipped with dual zone climate control system with a separate rear vent. Front seats will be electrically adjustable and have memory function while multi functional steering wheel will make it easy to drive and handle. anti glare rear view mirror is another feature of the interior. The car will also be equipped with an advanced infotainment unit.
The Jaguar XE is equipped with a number of safety features. The car is made of high strength recycled aluminum. It is equipped with All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) – which is an electronic system that improves traction on slippery roads. The car also has dynamic stability control, multiple airbags and seatbelts.