Motorcycle Sidecar Manufacturer Swallow Side Car Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley with no idea that brand was going to be “The Art of Performance” and after facing many transformations Swallow Side Car Company became JAGUAR in 1984. The tagline “The Art of Performance” is best fit for Jaguar as in 2015, when Jaguar launched Jaguar XE model, it once again proved that it is truly the “The Art of Performance”.
With the launching of XE model jaguar made its place in Executive Segment where its foes are majorly German. Jaguars are known for their sleek and luxury design and when it comes to XE you can surely see the sleekness and luxury in design. Like its elder sisters XE shares the Jaguar DNA in design.
Exterior and Body Design
When talking about front, the XE all new design headlamps with DRL and Projector with Xenon headlamps. The Headlamp design is identical with XF Model but not same. The front grill comes with pure Jaguar DNA. If speaking about overall XE front design clearly like other Jaguar Models signifies Jaguar’s intense face.
The body design is very sleek and smooth, a quality which makes Jaguar unique in the row. You will find very less or no sharp curves in Jaguar Design. XE body design resembles to that of Jaguar XF Model as the clear touch of XF Model Design can be seen in XE Model. The fit and finish is of superior quality, giving XE the premium look.
XE has overall length of 4795mm and width of 1967mm. Wheelbase is 2835mm with ground clearance of 110mm. The overall height of vehicle is 1416mm.
Jaguar has played the game very well when it comes to the rear of XE. The tail lights are LED and completely of new design, which are not identical to other models from Jaguar. Clear sense of English Design can be seen.
Jaguar XE Interior
The Interior design of XE Model is mostly inspired from Model XF. The center console is fitted with Infotainment system, Climate Control System, Transmission Switch Knob and dynamic settings. The placement of controls is excellent in terms of ergonomics. The leather wrapped steering wheel gives the feel of ultimate luxury.
The rotary knob gear selector looks better suited in this kind of interior. The Climate Control System is 2 zone type with manual push buttons giving Jaguar XE the classic look.
The leather quality is at its best. The Stitches are well placed and very neatly finished.
Interior of Jaguar XE gives super essence of Premium Executive Class.
When sitting at back seat of XE you may experience lack of space, which is down point for Jaguar.
Engine and Transmission
Jaguar XE comes in both Diesel and Petrol Engines. Both Petrol and Diesel variants are available in 2 liter, 4 Cylinder Inline engines.
In Petrol variants the powerhouse is Inline 4 Cylinder, 1997CC Churning out 197 bhp @ 4500 rpm and gives Torque of 320 NM @ 1200 rpm. Powerhouse is turbocharged with variable geometry with the mileage of 13.06 kmpl.
In Diesel variants, powerhouse is Inline 4 Cylinder, 1997CC Churning out 177 bhp @ 4000 rpm and gives Torque of 430 NM @ 1750 rpm.
Both the Engines come equipped with 8 Speed automatic transmissions which is fun to drive and is smooth in operation. It comes equipped with Manual Mode as well as Sport Mode.
Both, in diesel and petrol engine performance is well managed. The refinement level is superb which leads to superb ride and elegant handling.
Price in India: Jaguar XE Price in India starts from 40.61 Lakhs and goes upto mark of 47 Lakhs. The registration charges are different depending upon area
Now the verdict is that Jaguar is giving tough competition to its German foes and it will be great to see what Jaguar is going to do in future to keep their product in competition.
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