Jaguar XE Prestige Launched; Prices Start At Rs. 43.69 Lakh
The Prestige follows the Pure and Portfolio variants of the XE
February 03, 2016: The British automaker has launched its compact sedan, XE, at the ongoing 2016 Indian Auto Expo. The car features a Rs. 39.90 lacs (Ex-showroom Delhi) price tag, which will definitely help it go head-to-head with the likes of BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-class. The automaker opened bookings for this sedan throughout the nation, about a month ago and considering that this is the most economical offering by the luxury automaker, it has garnered substantial interest in the market.
1999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.6 kmpl
|Rs 40.3 Lakh*||
1999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.6 kmpl
|Rs 44.13 Lakh*||
1999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.5 kmpl
|Rs 48.47 Lakh*||
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Its only a few days ago, when Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd has introduced the facelifted version of its XJ model. And now, the company is again making news by launching its brand new XE sedan with a price tag of Rs. 39.90 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The first announcement regarding this machine has garnered a lot of interest among the luxury car enthusiasts. As of now the vehicle is here, let us find out what it has in store for us!
1. Turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine. Delivers outstanding power output with great acceleration.
2. Monocoque chassis. Light weight yet strong body construction that aids in impressive performance.
3. Meridian 380W Sound System with 11 speakers. Guarantees best music experience.
1. Price tag will fall quite heavy on the customer's pockets.
2. Low mileage. In comparison to other models, it returns low fuel economy which may be disappointing.
Stand Out Features
1. Next generation electric power assisted steering column that gives enhanced control and confidence even during hard cornering.
2. 8-inch touch screen display in the center console. Gives control over a wide range of functions.
Jaguar XE is the first launch of the company in 2016 that shares most of its design cues from its larger siblings XJ and XF. It is available in only two variants - PURE and PORTFOLIO. With this model, the British luxury automaker has stepped into the entry level sports segment. Being one of its economical models, it competes against the likes of Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C-Class and Volvo S60 in this segment. Powering this machine is a 2.0-litre petrol engine that gets two states of tunes. Of which, one of them produces a whopping power of 197bhp, while the other even goes higher with 237bhp. Both these are paired with an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission gear box that ensures swift shifting of gears. Like all its models, this one too owns a stunning design and style, which makes it stand out among the crowd. The sculpted bonnet, bright headlamps and the modish alloy wheels – all these are the key highlights on its outside. Its plush interiors does need a special mention as this is where, most of the advanced equipments are housed. Some of these include the multi functional steering wheel, instrument panel, adjustable seats, navigation system and many such aspects. Talking about safety, this vehicle comes packed with numerous features that ensure high level of protection. It has the dynamic stability control that improves understeer control and monitors its dynamic behavior. Also, it has the unique All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) that enables it to deal with low traction situations irrespective of weather and road conditions.
There is no doubt that this brand new machine will leave you mesmerized with its impressive looks and amazing style. In short words, the XE is definitely a visual treat to our eyes. It is muscular in stance, has aerodynamic structure, and carries elegance as well as athleticism that attract a lot of attention.
In terms of total length, this new sedan stands atop in the competition chart with huge proportions. It is 22mm less wide than the Volvo S60. But in terms of height, it is lagging behind all its rivals. Its wheelbase is just 5mm lesser than that of the Mercedes Benz C-Class.
The most eye-catching element on its front fascia is the radiator grille that gets a thick chrome surround. Its design has been inspired by the F-TYPE, which gives it a sporty appeal. Its large perforated air dam ensures the powerful motor remains in optimum temperature in all conditions.
It sleek bonnet looks simply attractive with distinctive lines that flow downwards thus, displaying the machine's innate dynamism.
In the PURE variant, you will find the bright halogen lamps integrated in its trendy headlight cluster. While, the top-spec trim is offered with bi-function HID Xenon headlamps along with headlamp power wash function. The LED daytime running lights in this cluster further add a striking look.
Its side profile is equally stunning. Adding style to it is a thin character line that stretches along with its overall length, starting from the front bumper to the rear boot lid. Another attraction are the side vents with “Jaguar” embossed chrome frame that defines its sporting character.
Stylish outside mirrors on its sides come in body color and they are further integrated with side turn blinkers. The B-pillars are in black, while the chrome frame or otherwise called a sprung arc flows, surrounds the side window glass and ends at the A-pillar.
This huge machine runs on a set of 17 inch, twin spoke sparkle silver alloy wheels that further adds style and elegance to its sides.
In the rear end, the design of its high intensity LED tail lamps resemble with that of the F-TYPE. It features an attractive roundel that is intersected by a horizontal line.
Then, there is a wide windscreen to which, the LED high mounted center brake light is integrated and a defogger is also on the offer.
And not to forget the well sculpted bumper and the chrome finished exhaust pipes that give a complete look to its rear end.
Talking about the boot space, this sedan gets about 485 liters luggage storage capacity, which is quite good than what its competitors are offering.
Step inside the cabin, what you see inside is a different world. All the world class luxuries brought together under a roof and designed with elegance and finished with class aptly defines the interiors of this A-class drive. Sitting on the low rise seats you directly land your eyes on the dual tone leather dash board. Here, the Jaguar Pure variant comes with gloss black veneer and the XE portfolio variant comes with embossed Aluminum veneer. The extravagant insert is the 8-inch touchscreen InControl infotainment system. Incorporated navigation system and sound system, this premium ride promises an entertainment-filled experience.
Jaguar XE incorporated 2 Sterling audio systems that lead the entertainment train in the luxury wheels. The XE variants get theater feel from the Meridian Sound System. The Meridian Sound System in XE pure comes with 80W operating system that connects with 6 speakers and 4 amplifier channels and Audyssey MultEQ Equalization element along with Dynamic Volume control. Coming to the Meridian audio system in Jaguar XE portfolio, the system operates with 380 watts, with 11 speakers and 12 Amplifier channels. This magnificent sound system is supported and regulated by class D DSP amplifier and Audyssey MultEQ Audio Equalization and Dynamic volume control. Employing digital signal processing advanced technology, Jaguar concert system optimizes the sound quality and with meridian cabin correction advanced algorithm, the output music is tailored to nooks of cabin.
Moving to the next and best feature of jaguar XE, Large sporty F-type inspired analogue meters with the same F-type inspired steering brings joy for the ride. The next generation power assisted steering wheel enables an extremely power drive. The control and assistance of this power wheel is outstanding. When on power saving mode or fuel saving mode, the EPA enabled steering is adapted to your support with the varied levels of controls offered during the drive. Behind the wheel, you can enjoy controlled speed ride with comprehensive assistance for better maneuvering.
Supplied with finest leather, the cabin seating of this luxurious beast is soft and convenient. The leather made gear panel synced inside the console with two cup holder gives an elegant finish to the design. Adding comfort to the table, the satin chromed air vents nestled elegantly in the dashboard chills every nook of the luxury sport.
The seat comfort of the Jaguar XE is a thing to be experienced. Body hugging seats, with apt stiffness and softy feel will give passengers cozy environment. Adding the comfort the rear AC vents and interior mood and ambient lighting will certainly push the ride to give superior comfort and pleasure.
Jaguar XE has a commanding 2.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol drive train fitted under its hood, which comes with two different outputs. The i4 turbocharged motor with 1999c displacement capacity, makes a maximum power of 197bhp at 5500rpm with a torque of 320Nm at 1750rpm. While the same motor also belts out an amazing power of 237bhp in combination with 340Nm torque output. An eight speed transmission gear box is coupled with both
these engines, which also ensures reduced emissions as well as fuel consumption.
Ride and Handling
This latest model's precision engineered chassis adds to the driving dynamics of this machine. Its next generation braking system featuring all disc brakes gives an exceptional performance, while the air deflectors on front axle functions to cool these brakes during high speed braking. Meanwhile, the Torque Vectoring technology increases control in the tightest corners and provides excellent sports car agility. An adaptive air suspension system is offered, which makes the drive quite smooth and jerk free as well. Besides these, its stability system keeps the vehicle well balanced and stable even in unexpected situations. Handling is at the best with the electronic power assisted steering column that offers great control at high speeds and even during slow maneuvering.
The automaker definitely does not give a second thought when it is a matter of safety. Like its other models, this sedan too has several state-of-the art support systems and attributes that alerts you beforehand, through warnings and signals about the hazards around. The All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) is a low speed cruise control that lets you drive with confidence especially, on slippery surfaces. The Dynamic Stability Control checks if the machine is responsive to the driver's inputs and helps in gaining better control over the vehicle. Other elements like impact protection beams, airbags, seat belts, and anti lock braking system are also offered that add to the security quotient.
This brand new sedan is now available in the market in two variants.
Here, the PURE trim is bestowed with a number of interesting features like the Jaguar Sound System, bright halogen headlamps and ambient interior lighting.
Meanwhile, its top end PORTFOLIO range comes with the more advanced Meridian Audio Sound System, bi-function HID Xenon headlamps, and interior mood lighting elements. Both these models are good in terms of their features and considering their price tag.
Right from engine performance to the assistance systems, everything is exceptional in this brand new XE sedan. Having said that there are still a few attributes, which are already being offered by its competitors. However, this can become a preferred choice especially for those buyers who prefer style, looks and performance above everything. If you are one of those who are on thrifty side then its best to avoid this.
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The Prestige follows the Pure and Portfolio variants of the XE
Jaguar has introduced its most economical car in the Indian market. XE will compete with the likes of Mercedes C-class, Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series.
Jaguar brought joy to the 2016 Indian Auto Expo in the form of XE sedan. This baby Jaguar was launched today by the UK based carmaker at a price tag of Rs. 39.90 lac (Ex-showroom Delhi). XE will try to break the dominance maintained in this segment by German carmakers namely; Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Apart from the mesmerising looks, the car also has a lightweight construction, courtesy to the aluminum monocoque chassis. It is sculpted in a typical Jag language. Yet, the sedan manages to look radically new. On top of all, this is the most economical sedan from the British carmaker. Have an exclusive look at the Images of Jaguar XE right from the Expo!
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