Spied - Jaguar XE fully revealed while being airlifted

08/09/2014 - 13:54 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

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.

Jaguar XE leaked side
The Jaguar XE was being airlifted probably to its debut location.

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.

Jaguar XE leaked front fascia
The most powerful variant will use a 3.0-liter V6 engine.

Also see: Jaguar XE's dashboard teased in a new video

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]

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