Jaguar Land Rover has launched the highly anticipated XE luxury sedan in India at the Grand Indian Auto Expo with a starting price of Rs. 39.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The automajor opened the bookings for the XE last month and it will go one on one with BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-class. The Luxury us targeted at younger generation and will be assembled at company’s Chakan plant.
The new Jaguar XE is available in two variants with the starting price of Rs. 39.90 lakhs for the Pure trim while Portfolio cost at Rs. 46.60 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
As said, Jaguar XE gets powered by two petrol trims- a four cylinder 2.0l Diesel engine developing 180PS max [email protected] and 320Nm of peak torque between 1750-4000rpm while the same engine develops max power of [email protected] and 320Nm high torque between 1750-4000rpm. The new XE can make 0-100km sprint in just 6.8 seconds and can top out @250km/hr of max speed. Both the engines sent power to rear wheels via ZF- 8 speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel efficiency, the luxury sedan returns ARAI certified mileage of 13.06 KMPL.
Space and Dimensions:
The baby Jaguar is built on new Monocoque platform and made up of 75 percent of light aluminum. It measures 4672mm in length, 1850mm in width and 1672mm in height and carries a wheelbase of 2835mm. The boot capacity of sedan stands at 455 liters.
Exterior and Interior:
The XE looks like a mini reminiscent version XF saloon and carries some design elements of it. Starting from the front where it flaunts long hood, gills, conventional and stylish front grille, slim headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The side is sparkling owing to chrome accented window frame, elegant multi spoke alloy wheels and sloping roofline while rear is almost similar to XF.
Talking about the cabin and goodies, it comes equipped with an 8-inch In-control touchscreen infotainment system with SD card support and navigation, cruise control, 380W meridian surround system, 10 way power adjusted front seats, Windsor and soft grain leather upholstery, dual zone climate control, Intelligent start up, Panoramic sunroof, Electronic power assisted steering wheel (EPAS), smart key system, mood lighting and much more.
The new Jaguar is available in four elegant colors- White, Blue, cream white and red.
The new luxury sedan is loaded with various electronic aids such as dynamic stability control, all surface progress control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, torque vectoring by braking, adaptive cruise control, advanced park assist, 360 degree camera, autonomous emergency braking. You also get intelligent driveline dynamics, drive condition monitor, active suspension to make ride smoother, whilst adaptive dampers etc.
Mr. Rohit Suri President of JLR India, said, “To meet the growing demand for petrol powered vehicles, we have introduced the Jaguar XE in two petrol engine derivatives. This will also enable us to enter a new industry segment and make Jaguar more accessible to our customers,”