Last month, British luxury and sportscar maker Jaguar announced a successor to the X-Type luxury sedan in the form of the XE. The Jaguar XE sedan will be launched in the middle of 2015 and will rival the Teuton trio of the Audi A4, the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes Benz C-Class.
The XE sedan will be based on a brand new all-aluminum monocoque structure that the car will share with the C-X17 crossover. Jaguar seems to be mulling an Indian launch for both the XE sedan and the C-X17 crossover. While the C-X17 crossover was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, Jaguar India’s website has just teased the XE sedan.
The official website also asks users to register for further information on the XE sedan. The car will use Jaguar-Land Rover’s new range of Ingenium turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines that have been developed in-house to replace the Ford and Peugeot sourced EcoBoost turbo petrol and SD turbo diesel engines.
The Ingenium range of engines not only promise class leading performance – by being capable of supporting speeds of up to 300 Kph – but also claim to offer CO2 tail pipe emissions of less than 100 grams per kilometer. The new Ingenium range of engines will make their debut in the production versions of the XE luxury sedan and the C-X17 crossover.
The XE sedan will also have a high performance variant that will borrow the V6 supercharged petrol engine from the F-Type. With a power output between 340-360 Bhp, the 3 liter supercharged V6 petrol engine outfitted to the Jaguar XE sedan will be available only on the top end variant of the car.
As is the case with other Jaguar car models, expect the XE sedan to feature well appointed interiors with distinctive styling touches, and a range of creature comforts and safety features. The XE sedan is likely to be CKD assembled in India, at Jaguar-Land Rover’s assembly facility situated at Chikhli, off Pune.