Report – Jaguar camouflages BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class and Audi A4 to promote the XE
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Scheduled to debut on September 8th in London, the Jaguar XE executive sedan has already been teased quite a number of times. Jaguar is known to be provocative with its promotional and advertisement campaigns lately and has done it again for the XE sedan!
In what can be considered a cheeky promotional technique, Jaguar has camouflaged the XE’s German rivals – Mercedes C Class, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. The camouflaged rivals display a prominent website address on their doors – Der-neue.com – which translate into “The-New”.
It’s only when the curious beholders log into the mentioned URL do they come to know that it’s indeed a handy work of Jaguar. The website asks for the visitor’s email ID by saying “Learn more about the new Jaguar on 29/07/2014”. The mention of a date earlier to the official unveil suggests that Jaguar could unveil the car online before the first public appearance.
Based on a new lightweight aluminum structure, the Jaguar XE would be powered by the new Ingenium family of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The first engine of the new family is a 2.0-litre diesel unit.
The sedan features double wishbone front suspension which is derived from the F-Type sportscar and a first-in-segment integral link rear suspension system. More details are expected in the days to come.
Competitors: BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, Audi A4
Expected Price: INR 30 – 40 lakhs, ex-Showroom
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