2015 NAIAS Live - Jaguar XE (India-bound)

14/01/2015 - 18:50 | ,  ,   | Paranjay Dutt

To go on sale in the U.S. early next year.

Jaguar XE, the upcoming BMW 3 Series rival, was showcased at the ongoing 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The car made its public debut last year, but is yet to reach dealerships around the world.

Jaguar XE front three quarter at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

At 4.6 m long, 1.85 m wide, and 1.4 m tall, the XE compact sedan will be powered by Jaguar's new 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and the range-topping supercharged 3-litre V6 (from the F-Type).

Jaguar XE rear three quarter at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The latter produces a maximum power of 335 hp and 450 Nm of maximum torque. Both 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic gearboxes will be available, but only an automatic on the V6. Also, both 2WD (rear-wheel drive, in this case) and AWD (all-wheel drive) drivetrains will be available.

Jaguar XE side at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Made of aluminium for the most part (75 per cent), the XE's light weight monocoque structure helps keep the weight down to a little above 1.4 tonnes.

Jaguar XE interior at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Adopting a clutter free design for the interior, the XE will boast features like heads-up display, InControl infotainment system with an 8-inch display and Bluetooth/USB/Wi-Fi connectivity.

You can get more information in the press release below the gallery.

Jaguar XE at 2015 Detroit Auto Show - Press Release

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