JLR India on today launched the new Jaguar XE. The new XE boasts new innovations, technology and enhancements that offers an exceptional blend of distinctive design, innovation and performance.
The new Jaguar XE features new and enhanced front and rear bumpers, full LED headlights with signature DRL & signature Hi-Line tail lights with Animated Directional Indicators to create an assertive appearance. The new car appears more sharper than the model it replaces.
Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said: “The Jaguar XE has always been a distinctly designed executive sports saloon that provides exhilarating performance. The New Jaguar XE is an illustration of how enhancements in its design, technology and driving dynamics can rewrite the rules. We are confident that our Jaguar fans and discerning customers will be delighted with our latest offering.”
The new XE is designed and engineered with a keen focus on agility, responsiveness, maximum aerodynamic efficiency and stability along with the refinement. Aluminium makes up 75 per cent of the body and combined with rear wheel drive system, double wishbone front and integral link rear suspension it offers a superior drive over the outgoing XE.
The car is available in two variants – the S & SE. There are two engine options a Turbocharged Petrol pumping out 246 Bhp and a Turbocharged Diesel pumping out 177 Bhp of power.
The new car appears wider and lower than before, with large front apertures, bold graphics and muscular forms, all alluding to the car’s performance intent and advanced aerodynamics.
The interior of the new XE features an extensive use of soft touch surfaces and is far superior in terms material as compared to the outgoing model. A new steering wheel, shared with the all-electric I-PACE, features ‘hidden-until-lit’ graphics and tactile switches for intuitive control of key functions.The Jaguar SportShift selector is derived from the F-TYPE and the revised centre console is ergonomically designed to facilitate intuitive, rapid manual gear changes of the 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The new XE gets a new 10 inch ‘Touch Pro’ infotainment screen with Smartphone Pack (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) as standard. It also features Smart Settings with AI (Artificial Intelligence) for driver seat, mirror, audio and climate settings, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor, Online Pack (Wi-Fi with Pro Services that adds Real Time Traffic Information, Door-to-Door routing and Estimated Time of Arrival).
‘Remote with InControl Remote App’ allows you to check vehicle status like fuel level, window open etc. via phone, Connected Navigation Pro navigation system, Wireless Device Charging, Interactive Driver Display uses high definition crystal clear graphics to show 3D maps, vehicle settings, contacts and media options, Air Quality Sensor, Park Assist and more.
The prices of the new Jaguar XE start at 44.98 Lakh ex-showroom.
The car looks much more stunning than all of its other rivals. The previous XE had a niche customer base, but the facelift model seems like it would have a much better appeal to the mass market and sell more units than the previous version ever could. If that is going to actually be true or not is yet to be seen.