Jaguar will reveal its entry level sedan for the Indian market, the XE, at the 2016 Auto Expo. Reports from automotive website AutoCar India suggests that Jaguar will sell the XE in the fully loaded form and the prices would be more expensive than other entry-level premium sedans. Once launched, the Jaguar XE will compete against the entry level premium sedans like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class.
The Jaguar XE made its public debut last year in London. The car comes with two engine options. The first is a newly developed Ingenium modular engine which is a 2.0-litre turbo diesel inline four cylinder unit that claims to deliver up to 75mpg UK (62.5mpg US or 3.8l/100km) with super-low CO2 emission of 99g/km. It delivers 161bhp and 349Nm of peak torque. The second power train announced for the XE is the F-Type’s 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 335bhp (340PS) paired to an 8-speed auto for the sporty S model that returns a 0-60mph (96km/h) time of 4.9 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph (250km/h). The engine would come mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.
It is still not confirmed whether car will come to India via the CBU or the CKD route. We feel that Jaguar should import the XE via the CKD route to ensure more competitive prices. Do you agree with us? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments section below.