British marquee Jaguar is readying its next blockbuster product for the Indian as well as the international market. Its called Jaguar XE and the model will take its first public bow on September 8 in London. The model was first teased at this year’s Geneva Motor show is based on the Jaguar’s brand new scalable aluminium iQ architecture that debuted with the Jaguar CX-17 Concept SUV.
Ahead of the model’s official debut, Jaguar has released some more technical details about its upcoming ‘Sports Saloon’ - a segment that the company claims it created 50 years ago with the launch of the iconic Mark II. The most notable feature that the XE will come equipped with is the world’s first All Surface Progress Control - a system, which ensures rear-wheel drive traction from standstill even in extreme conditions.
The XE will also be the first of a new generation Jag to use an advanced aluminium chassis system in which, JLR is known to have invested over 1.5 billion U.K pounds. The advanced underpinnings means that the XE will be both stronger and lighter than any of its rivals. The Jaguar XE will also be the first to be powered by the home-grown range of Ingenium four cylinder petrol and diesel engines - a range that promises to be flexible enough to offer lower CO2 emissions and speeds in excess of 300 kmph.
The brand new XE Sports Saloon is part of Jaguar’s audacious master plan to take on the German trio and quadruple company sales. It is the first small Jag since, the ill-fated X-Type and will strike right in the heart of its German rivals - the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. We expect the Jaguar XE to land on Indian shores by June 2015.