Jaguar India has launched a new variant of its most affordable sport saloon – the XE. Called the Jaguar XE Prestige, the new variant is positioned between Pure and Portfolio trims that are priced at Rs 39.9 lakh and Rs 47.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) respectively. With additional comfort and entertainment features, the XE Prestige costs Rs 43.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The new variant gets a sunroof, 380W Meridian sound system, Taurus leather seats with driver seat memory, a rear-view camera and ambient lights.
The Jaguar XE saloon is being imported to India as CKD (completely knocked down) unit, and then assembled locally at JLR’s production facility in Pune. Jaguar is known for making ultra-luxury and high end premium cars and the XJ and XF been the best example for the same. Now, with the growing demand for luxury cars, specifically the entry level sports segment, Jaguar is also aiming to mark its presence in this segment which is dominated by the Audi A4, the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Jaguar XE India Price
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|Pure||Rs 39.9 lakh|
|Prestige||Rs 43.69 lakh|
|Portfolio||Rs 47.99 lakh|
The XE sports saloon is the most affordable Jaguar in India, which is priced between at Rs. 39.9 lakh – Rs 47.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Jaguar XE India Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged|
|Maximum Power||197bhp (Pure) & 237bhp (Portfolio)|
|Maximum Torque||320Nm (Pure) & 340Nm (Portfolio)|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||7.7 Seconds|
Jaguar XE India Mileage
|Mileage||11kmpl -14kmpl (approx.)|
Jaguar XE India Dimensions
Jaguar XE India Safety Features
Lane Departure Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control
Blind Spot Monitoring
Semi-Automated Park Assist System
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution)
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
Hill Launch Assist
Jaguar XE India Competition – Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Jaguar XE India Exterior
Jaguar’s XE is the first car in its segment that is based on all-new aluminum-intensive monocoque architecture. This new scalable aluminum architecture is exceptionally light, which makes it highly-advanced and refined sports saloon in its segment. The same platform will also be used for the future Jaguars. The XE saloon looks like the shorter version of XF and the flagship XJ.
The car features a rectangular grille with mesh grille inserts which is complemented by slender headlights. The front bumper looks identical to the XF, but is shorter in length. The side profile, too, looks familiar with sloping/rake roof line and flared wheel arches. At the rear, the vehicle gets a roof-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system. Its tail lamp assembly and chrome strip are smaller in size than that of Jaguar XF.
Jaguar XE India Interior
The interior of the XE is largely inspired from its larger siblings. To make it price competitive, the company cut down some high end features. The Jaguar XE Pure comes equipped with a satellite navigation system, DAB Audio, multi-functional steering wheel with leather cover, glossy black trim and a pair of 17-inch alloy wheels.
The mid-level ‘Prestige’ trim, additionally, gets heated leather front seats with contrasting stitches blue ambient lightning and brushed aluminum inserts. The range-topping ‘Portfolio’ trim is loaded with Windsor leather, bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, dual-tone instrument panel, Meridian sound system, 10-way electrically adjustable front seats, etc. Its flared wheel arches have been fitted to 18-inch alloy wheels.
Jaguar XE India Engine and Transmission
The India-spec Jaguar XE is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that is paired to a 8-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces power worth 197bhp against 320Nm of torque on Pure and Prestige variants, while the top-trim Portfolio offers 237bhp and 340Nm of torque. The engine is mounted longitudinally, and drives the rear or all four wheels.