BMW 3 Series challenging Jaguar XE sedan prototype showcased

The Jaguar XE is one of the most anticipated entry-level luxury sedans and the baby Jaguar will break cover at the Paris Motor Show later this year. While the production version of the luxury sedan is a few months away, English car maker Jaguar has turned on the buzz by releasing a new teaser image of the XE. The teaser image depicts the XE sedan in transparent body panels, thus exposing the sub-frame and underpinnings of the car. The crash structure of the car has also been revealed through the latest teaser.

BMW 3 Series challenging Jaguar XE sedan prototype showcased
2015 Jaguar XE Luxury Sedan Teaser

From here on, the British luxury marque will be promoting the sedan through the tag #FEELXE on social media. The Jaguar XE will sit below the XF sedan and will take on the likes of the BMW 3-Series, the Audi A4, the Mercedes Benz C-Class and the Volvo S60 luxury sedans.

The car first broke cover at the Geneva Motor show earlier this year with a teaser image getting showcased back then. Aluminium will be extensively used in the construction of the car. Also, Jaguar has based the XE on an all new platform.

Propelling the entry level luxury sedan will be engines from the all new “Ingenium” series of turbo petrol and turbo diesel motors that Jaguar has developed. The Ingenium range of engines will will include 2.0 liter-4 cylinder turbo petrol and turbo diesel units.

A 3.0 litre V6 Supercharged motor that is present under the hood of the Jaguar F-Type will serve on a high performance XE variant. The top end variant will serve as Jaguar’s answer to performance-centric variants of the competitors (read as AMG badged cars from Mercedes, S range from Audi and the M series from BMW).

The sedan will be rolled out globally from early next year and an Indian launch is to be expected in the second half of 2015. The car will be imported into India through the CKD route in order to keep a tab on prices. The next generation C-Class will bow in at a similar time in India. Expect the pricing of the Jaguar XE sedan to start a little under Rs 30 lakhs for India.