Jaguar at the Auto Expo 2016 has finally launched the very eagerly awaited 3 series and C Class rival, the XE, their smallest sedan at a starting price tag of Rs 39.90 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi. Initially, the XE will be available only with a 2.0 litre petrol mill and will go on sale by the end of this month and will be manufactured at the company’s Pune facility.
In person, the XE look every bit a true Jaguar and gets eye catching J shaped LED daytime running lights. The rear tail lamps get a horizontal line intersecting a roundel reminding one of the legendary E-type.
Jaguar XE Trims & Engine
Built on a new aluminium intensive monocoque platform, the XE’s 2.0 litre petrol mill will be available in two output options:
- Jaguar XE Pure: This produces 200 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque, helping the car sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.7 second. The top speed of this trim is claimed to be 237 kmph and it carries a price tag of Rs 39.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- Jaguar XE Portfolio: In this trim the same engine produces 240 PS of maximum power and 340 Nm of peak torque. The car can reach a ton from standstill in 6.8 second and has a top whack of 250 kmph. It has been priced at Rs 46.50 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Both the engines are fitted with 8 speed automatic gearbox.
In terms of features the XE boasts of speed proportional electronic power steering, cruise control with automatic speed limiter, 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with the top end getting a 380 watt Meridian sound system, torque vectoring by braking, emergency brake assist, dynamic stability control, dual zone climate control and all surface progress control.
Apart from this Jaguar has also showcased the F Pace, the company’s first crossover which is also expected to hit the streets soon.