World debut later today.
The Jaguar XE is due to be revealed later this evening in London, though these images hint what to expect from Jaguar's 3-Series rival. The XE was being airlifted around London, probably to its debut location (Earls Court) when these pictures were shot.
Based on a completely new all-aluminium platform called iQ, the XE will also see the debut of JLR's new Ingenium engine family comprising of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The most fuel efficient variant of the sedan will deliver over 25 km/l in the European driving cycle, while the most powerful will use the F-Type's 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol engine.
Other details available on the XE are that it will come with a double wishbone front suspension and an integral link setup at the rear. Other confirmed features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a head-up display and Jaguar's new InControl Apps feature.
The XE will have its public premiere at the Paris Motor Show early next month. An Indian launch should take place sometime in the first half of next year.
Competitors: BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, Audi A4
Expected Price: INR 30-40 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch Date: Late 2014 (in Europe)
[Images from Auto Week]