Jaguar Land Rover India has launched the diesel variant of its entry-level Jaguar XE 2.0 sedan, introduced at a starting price of Rs.38.25 lakh. Bookings for the car have already begun across the 24 Jaguar showrooms in India for about Rs.2 lakh and deliveries for the car will also begin soon.
Like the petrol model, the car will come in three variants – Pure, Prestige and Portfolio. This version is in addition to the petrol variant already on sale in India since January 2016, which is currently priced at Rs.37.25 Lakh. The Jaguar EX diesel will be powered by a 2-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine from the company’s new Ingenium family.Being an oil burner, the engine also develops a massive 430 Nm of peak torque.
As for the transmission, the car comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters as standard. In terms of design and cosmetics features, the Jaguar XE diesel is identical to the petrol version. The car is built on Jaguar’s lightweight Aluminium Architecture which is derived from the aerospace industry similar to the company’s iconic sports coupe, the Jaguar F-Type.