Jaguar XE sedan that could have made the debut some years back, is now finally unveiled with huge fanfare at Earls Court in London, UK.
The company’s compact sedan in rivalry with BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, is positioned below the XF and the flagship sedan XJ.
A fully-fledged four-passenger cabin, designed exclusively in Jaguar style, is adorned with number of engines, 8-speed ZF transmission and rear-wheel drive layout. The aluminum built chassis made it clearly to stand out from the crowd delivering the astounded fuel-economy. Officials of JLR confirmed women too are aimed behind its steering wheel, which clearly aims the XE to be volume driver.
The image that is officially released is of ZE S trim. It is done with the rear spoiler, dual exhaust and optional 20-inch alloys. The rest of designing language is adapted from the elder siblings.
Under bonnet, there lays the option of a 3.0L supercharged V6, which clocks 340PS of max power and 450Nm of peak torque. The sprint of 0-60 mph can be commanded within 4.9 seconds while the top-speed is electronically restricted to 250 km/h (155mph). The Wolverhampton’s diesel engine of 2.0L is speculated for the other set of buyers of which details aren’t revealed yet, affirmed to be uncovered at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Ideally, the official figures had claimed the XE to be doing 75mpg for UK (3.7L per 100kms / 62.4 mpg in US) whilst of CO2 emissions rated at 99g/km.
Just to brief more details about the interiors, it has the Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment system boasted of 8-inch display screen. The laser head-up display to aid it further. Assortments like Bluetooth-USB connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot, it also caters plaque of climate control and door-locks to the users of Apple and Android based smartphone owners. Obviously, there would be options of numerous trims and contrasts for the interiors. The price in UK for XE starts at £27,000 ($44,000).
The launch in other markets of world would commence by the next couple of years. At the spearhead of JLR’s target with regards to tripling the annual sales (i.e. approx 230,000 cars) till 2018, there are more models to come alongside this compact sedan in the coming times.