Jaguar XE Sports Saloon has been launched at the Delhi Auto Expo. Prices start from ₹ 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Jaguar XE is to compete with the Mercedes C- Class, BMW 3-Series and the Audi A4.
The Jaguar XE is powered by the newly developed Ingenium family of engines. The engine is a 2.0 litre with both petrol and diesel variants on offer. The diesel variant produces 177.5 hp @ 4000 rpm and 430 Nm of torque between 1750 – 2500 rpm. The petrol variant produces 197.2 hp @ 5500 rpm and 320 Nm of torque between 1750 – 4000 rpm. The gear box is 8-speed automatic. The XE has a top speed of 228 kmph for the diesel engine and 237 kmph for the petrol engine. The car achieves the 0-100 kmph mark in 7.7 seconds on petrol and in 7.8 seconds on diesel.
The Jaguar XE is based on a monocoque platform which is made of lightweight aluminum. This helps in keeping the weight of the car low. The car gets a double wishbone suspension setup with an independent integral link system at the rear. The styling on the Jaguar XE is derived from the larger XF and XJ saloons. The tail lights are inspired by the Jaguar F – Type.
The Jaguar XE features a host of electronic aids and driving safety features such as Blind Spot Monitor, Advanced Park Assist, Emergency Braking, ABS, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and Navigation to name a few. An 825W Meridian audio system with 17 speakers and a panoramic glass roof are some of the other features provided on the XE. The boot capacity is 485 liters.
The Jaguar XE is brought in through the CKD channel and is assembled at their Chakan manufacturing facility. Deliveries are to commence immediately after launch. The Jaguar XE retails at ₹ 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)