The British automaker, Jaguar, has confirmed the launch of its upcoming XE saloon in 2015 in India, which made its global debut last month at the Geneva Motor Show. The company recently made the XE model live on its India website, revealing technical informations of the model. Interestingly, the most interesting bit for the new XE is it will get a V6 powertrain, alongside other engine options, to achieve the top speed of 300 kmph! The V6 is derived from the F-Type coupe that comes in two different set of tunes – 335 BHP and 375 BHP, although the final specifications for the India bound car are not clear yet.
The web page for the XE Jaguar says- "Jaguar’s advanced aluminium architecture is a completely new approach that underpins the innovative future of our brand and will provide the means that our Jaguar designers and engineers can apply the philosophy “anything we can imagine, we can create”. This new architecture will allow us to create cars without compromising the unique character, breathtaking design, outstanding vehicle dynamics, performance and luxury that Jaguar is famous for. XE will be powered by a line-up of new, highly advanced engines offering a wide range of sizes and performance characteristics. Choose either the outright performance of 300km/h top speeds or emissions of less than 100g of CO2 per km. Whatever your driving style and practical requirements, your engine choice can provide the optimum balance between exhilarating drivability and the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies".
The Jaguar XE saloon will be based on the company's newly-developed all-aluminium monocoque chassis which is said to be the first in its segment. The new XE will compete against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the new Jag is expected to be a tough competition for this German trio. Along with the new chassis base, the new Jag will also get powered with its Ingemium family of inline-4 cylinder engines, designed to accommodate in both front and rear wheel drive layout.
Jaguar will assemble the XE at its new plant in UK along with local assembly at its Indian facility for the Indian market. The new model is coming to our shores in 2015. Presently, the British automaker has been offering XF, XJ, XK and F-Type in India. The company is also developing its first-ever SUV, the C-X17, which will be introduced post the launch of XE.
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