IAB Report - Jaguar XE revealed [Video]

09/09/2014 - 09:54 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Expected in India in mid-2015.

Ahead of its public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Jaguar have revealed the Jaguar XE saloon at a private event in London last evening.

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Touted as the most important Jaguar to be ever launched, the car adopts the family design with similarities mainly to the F-Type and XJ.

Jaguar XE front three quarters right official image
Sales of the XE begins in May next year for a price of roughly INR 26.17 lakhs.

The exterior highlights include a sporty front-end with large grille and slender headlamps. The sculpted hood, chrome vents, rear spoiler, dual exhaust and optional 20-inch alloy wheels round up the eye-catching features.

Inside, Jaguar have opted for a clutter-free design with useful features like head-up display, InControl infotainment system with an eight-inch monitor that supports Bluetooth/USB and provides a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Jaguar XE front three quarters top official image
Jaguar say the XE is the lightest, stiffest and the most aerodynamic car they've ever made.

The car revealed at the event, the XE S variant, is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that develops 340 PS (335.2 bhp) and 450 Nm of torque, driven via an eight-speed automatic transmission, giving the XE a 0-100 kph time of 4.9 seconds and a restricted top speed of 250 km/h.

Lower variants of the XE get the 2.0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, specifications of which will be let out at the Paris premiere.

Jaguar XE rear three quarter left official image

The XE's body structure uses aluminum for more than 75 percent, sporting a double wishbone front suspension and an integral link rear suspension. Jaguar have developed a new electric power steering system and an All Surface Progress Control system.

Safety features on the XE include reverse traffic detection, traffic sign recognition, and an autonomous emergency braking system.

Jaguar XE dashboard official image
The interior will be customizable with choices including gloss black, textured aluminium and wood veneers.

You can get a lot more details from the press release below the gallery.

Jaguar XE S - Technical Specifications

Jaguar XE technical specifications sheet

Jaguar XE unveiled - Press Release

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