Jaguar announced the entry level luxury XE sedan at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 last month. Now, Jaguar India has teased the 2015 XE sedan on their website.
The XE sedan will be based on a brand new all-aluminum monocoque structure that the car will share with the C-X17 crossover. While the CX-17 was showcased at the Auto Expo in February, Jaguar is preparing to launch the CX-17 and XE sedan in India soon.
Speaking at the Geneva Auto Show Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, confirmed: “We announced just a few weeks ago that our new Engine Manufacturing Centre would produce a new family of premium, lightweight, low-friction, low emission four-cylinder petrol and diesel units. The first of our Ingenium engine range will be used in our all-new mid-sized Jaguar sports sedan. That car will be called the Jaguar XE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year.”
The new Jaguar XE will be the first product from the new advanced aluminium architecture which was showcased in the C-X17 concept car in 2013. The car’s global roll out will commence next year, and it will be the first aluminium monocoque vehicle in the segment. Powering the XE sedan will be engines with a wide range of capacities and output, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without sacrificing drivability. The new engines, with an advanced design configured to suit in-line and transverse installations for rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, will be both efficient and powerful – including top speeds of over 300km/h (186mph), and emissions lower than 100g of CO2 per km.
It is expected that Jaguar will be assembling the XE sedan at their Chikhali facility near Pune.