Guangzhou Live – India-bound Jaguar XE

Anjan

Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Based on Jag’s new iQ platform. 

Jaguar’s eagerly awaited 3-series rival, the XE, also made its appearance at the ongoing 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show in China. The car made its public appearance at a grand event in London early this year. To be positioned straight against midsize executive sedans like BMW 3 Series, Mercedes Benz C-Class, and Audi A4, the XE is Jaguar’s first car in the segment in a very long time.

Jaguar XE front at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

In the Chinese market, the car will be available with a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Jaguar XE rear at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

In terms of design, it’s a proper Jaguar. The front end is striking, thanks to the well-sculpted bonnet and a wide grille flanked by XJ-like but sharper-looking headlamps. The rear complements the front and the interior too exudes the class a Jaguar is supposed to have, while offering a low driving position and a decent amount of space for both passengers and luggage alike.

Jaguar XE side at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

Extensive use of aluminium means the car is very light, too, hence aiding dynamics and efficiency. It is 4,672 mm long, 1,850 mm wide, and 1,416 mm tall. Another key talking point about the XE is Jaguar’s InControl apps that can connect to Android and iOS smartphones.

Jaguar XE headlight at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

The new XE is expected to launch in India by the end of 2015 or by early 2016.

Jaguar XE at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show – Image Gallery

Jaguar XE – Press Release

[Head to Slideshare if you’re unable to view the document above.]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Jaguar XE News & Updates

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 front at the IAA 2017

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 showcased at the IAA 2017 – Live

Jaguar The Art of Performance Tour

Jaguar, The Art of Performance Tour – IAB Report

Jaguar XE front quarter at the Auto Expo 2016

Bookings now open for the Jaguar XE 20d diesel – Report

Jaguar XE front three quarter at the Make in India event

Jaguar XE Prestige variant launched in India at INR 43.69 Lakhs

Jaguar XE front at the Make in India event

Jaguar XE showcased at Make in India event – IAB Report

Jaguar XE front top at the Auto Expo 2016

Jaguar XE – Auto Expo 2016