British car maker Jaguar announced the 3-Series rivalling XE Sedan at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 in March this year. The Indian subsidiary of Jaguar has also listed the car on its website. (CLICK HERE TO READ OUR EARLIER STORY ON THE SAME) Now, Jaguar has showed the pre-production mule on social networking site- Twitter.
The XE sedan will be based on a brand new all-aluminum monocoque structure that the car will share with the C-X17 crossover. The car will be revealed in its production avatar in October this year at the Paris Motor Show. The prototype shown on Twitter sports a transparent body which show its internal construction. This is the first time the production shape of the XE has been shown to the public. As part of Jaguar’s new campaign in a bid to generate publicity through social media for the upcoming sedan, every test mule of the car will be seen sporting the ‘FeelXE’ Twitter hashtag.
Speaking at the Geneva Auto Show Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover had earlier 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.”
It is expected that Jaguar will be assembling the XE sedan at their Chikhali facility near Pune along with the flagship XJ sedan and Land Rover Freelander SUV.