Jaguar XE Review
Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) launched the much awaited mid-sized sports sedan Jaguar XE in London. The new model packed with XE’s impressive range of technical innovations and options in interior and exterior.
What is new in Jaguar XE ?
- New chassis
- New materials
- New body
- New assembly works
- New engine range and a new engine plant
Looks and Style
The Jaguar XE sedan is made with all-aluminium, four-door, rear-drive setting. On external appearance you may feel it is bigger than a 3-series but smaller than an A4. Jaguar XE is the Jaguar’s entry-level model.
It offers long bonnet and short boot with good legroom and headroom in the rear. External styling points are sculpted bonnet with strong ‘power bulge, the narrow headlights and ‘J-blade’ running lights, the rising waistline etc.
Engine, Gears and Performance
Powering the Jaguar XE sedan is the performance-orientated supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine. There is also another all-new mainstream diesel, a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit engine option. The diesel engine makes 161bhp power.
The petrol V6 engine makes 335bhp power and 332lb ft of torque on ride. It can reach top speed of 250kph on ride. The Jaguar XE sedan is highly performance oriented and reaches 0-100kph acceleration in just 4.9sec on the way. Engine may mated with six-speed manual gearboxes or eight-speed ZF automatic type.
Jaguar XE sedan comes with a beautiful aluminium or piano black dashboard finishes with choice of texture based on your need. For entertainment there is a all-new infotainment system called InControl. It gets an eight-inch central touchscreen with intuitive graphics and quick response options.
Jaguar XE sedan also gets the following options in Interior:-
- Bluetooth, Updatable navigation
- Audio streaming and USB connectivity
- Wi-fi hotspot, via an efficient roof antenna
- Apps for conference calls, parking and traffic information
Variants, Price, Launch Date
There is two versions of Jaguar XE sedan, one with petrol engine option and other with diesel package. Jaguar XE S petrol model D+ Segment sedan priced around Rs. 45,00,000/-. The Jaguar XE Diesel model of sedan priced around Rs. 32,00,000/- in India. The sedan expected to be launched by mid 2015.
Colors and Rivals
Hope the Jaguar XE sedan available in attractive color options to choose. The Jaguar XE competes with the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-class and Audi A4.