Jaguar has revealed its much awaited XE at the global premier held at Earls court, London. The launch event was quite long which started with jaguar’s history with reminder at regular intervals about India and a glimpse about Tata owns jaguar now. This launch would be considered as one of the best launch in recent times in terms of launch innovation. The car was being carried by a helicopter which flown over London’s famous Thames river than the car placed at the speedboat and taken to the venue on the same. Jaguar XE will compete against Audi A4, Mercedes C class and BMW 3 series.
Jaguar XE looks similar to jaguar XF and XJ as its front grille is a familiar one like other jaguar sedans and ‘J blade’ headlamps with day time running lights. The rear of XE based on F type concept of Jaguar. The top variant XE S is equipped with features like rear spoiler, 20 inch alloy wheels (optional), chrome side vents and large front air dams. Jaguar XE is based on Land rover’s new modular vehicle architecture which completely built with intensive aluminum.
Jaguar claims XE is one of the lightest, sleek vehicle by Jaguar which weigh around 1474 kg with drag coefficient of 0.26. Dimensionally it measures 4672mm in length, 1850mm wide and 1416mm tall. It carries wheelbase of 2835mm.
Jaguar XE S variant is powered by Twin vortex supercharger 3.0L V6 petrol engine producing 335BHP@6500rpm of power and 450nm@4500rpm torque. It is mated with eight speed Automatic transmission with paddle shifters. XE S can reach 0-100 km in eye blinking 5.1 seconds with the max speed of 250 km/hr. Jaguar XE has integral rear suspension which is better than the multi link suspension. It has double wishbone suspension at front which accumulates sub frame with cast aluminum towers.
Other variants of XE are motorized by 2.0L Jaguar’s Ingenium engines in both petrol and Diesel variants. Diesel engine will produce 161BHP power and 380nm Torque. Ingenium engines will come with 6 and 8 automatic transmissions.
On the inside Jaguar XE is one of the spacious and comfortable cars thanks to the finishes and right quality criteria have been used. XE gets electronic power steering, bluetooth, SD card based navigation, USB, WI-FI etc. It also has new rear wheel traction system and lane departure warning called all surface progress control.
Jaguar XE will costs around Rs. 26.29 lakhs which the cheapest priced car of jaguar till date focusing on Young drivers and Women. Entire details about Jaguar XE will be announced at Paris motor show which will take place in October this year.