Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata-owned luxury British marquee, has launched the all-new XE sedan at Rs. 39.9 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi) at the Auto Expo 2016. The all-new Jaguar XE will be offered with two petrol engines of power 197 bhp and 237 bhp, respectively. The XE sedan is Jaguar's new entry-level sedan and it would rival the likes of Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, and Audi A4. The XE sedan would be locally manufactured at the company's Pune plant, while it goes on sale from February end in the country.
XE is designed to offer an unrivalled combination of steering response, ride comfort, refinement and performance. These attributes are matched to the sleek, perfectly-proportioned exterior styling and the premium materials and meticulous attention to detail defining the interior. The XE will be the first of a new generation Jag to use an advanced aluminium chassis system in which JLR have invested over 1.5 billion U.K pounds - that was pioneered in the prototype C-X17 Concept SUV. The advanced underpinnings means that the XE will be both stronger and lighter than any of its rivals.
As we mentioned, the new XE sedan will be offered in two petrol fueled engines, both are 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine one dishing out 200 PS @ 5,500 rpm and torque of 320 Nm @ 1,750-4,000 rpm with a top speed of 237 kmph and the other will produce 240 PS and 340 Nm with a top speed of 250 Kmph. Both the engines are connected to a ZF-soruced 8-speed automatic transmission. Talking about the features, the India-spec Jaguar XE would come loaded with Torque Vectoring by Braking, All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), Intelligent Start-stop, Jaguar Drive ControlTM, Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), 20.32 cm colour Touch-screen Display, 10 way/10 way Electric Front Seats, Softgrain Leather Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Navigation System, MeridianTM Audio Sound System, Surround Camera System and Jaguar Smart Key System
Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said: “The most-awaited All-New Jaguar XE has hit the Indian roads today with its powerful stance and seductive looks. To meet the growing demand for petrol-powered vehicles, we have introduced the Jaguar XE in two petrol engine derivatives. This will also enable us to enter a new industry segment and make Jaguar more accessible to our customers, while maintaining the premium and aspirational equity of the brand. A performance car with responsive handling and a luxury car with beautiful design, the XE connects emotionally with customers who are looking to own a sports saloon that stands apart from its counterparts. With a range of distinctive features like no other car in its class, we are extremely positive about All-New Jaguar XE’s potential in India and are confident about maximising its sales.” Below is the variant-wise pricing (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) of the all-new Jaguar XE:
Jaguar XE 2.0L Petrol Pure (197 bhp) : Rs. 39.90 Lakhs
Jaguar XE 2.0L Petrol Portfolio (237 bhp) : Rs. 46.50 Lakhs