Jaguar XE facelift to be launched in India today
Jaguar will be launching the updated XE premium sedan in India today. Since this update is a mid-life tweak, the XE facelift will feature cosmetic updates that are in line with the model unveiled in the international markets last year. There are no mechanical changes as the XE facelift will continue to be offered with the same line-up of petrol and diesel engines that are BS-VI compliant. The prices, however, could see a minor bump that is expected to be around Rs 2-3 lakh more than the present offering.
In terms of design, the Jaguar engineers have worked on the design of the XE to make it look sharper and also wider at the same time giving the sedan an aggressive design. The company's flagship offerings such as the F-Type and the I-Pace seem to have given the inspiration for this udpdate. The alloy wheel design has been changed and the bumper designs for the front and the rear have been tweaked too, for that sportiness in the overall design. The overall silhouette of the sedan remains unchanged. It is the cabin of the XE facelift that receives more prominent changes in the form of a digital instrument screen that shows navigation and the twin-screen on the central console, a larger 12.3-inch unit for the infotainment and the other for the climate control. The quality of plastics too have been updated to make it feel more premium than before. Since this update is a mid-life tweak, the dimensions remain unchanged.
In its present form, the Jaguar XE is offered with the Ingenium range of 2-litre engines both in petrol and diesel. The petrol engine makes 200PS between 4,500-6,000rpm and generates 320Nm of torque between 1,200-4,500rpm whereas the Portfolio is offered with a more powerful 250PS/365Nm state of tune. The diesel unit churns out 180PS at 4,000rpm and 430Nm of torque between 1,750-2,500rpm.
The prices for the new Jaguar XE in the international markets start at 33,915 pounds (Rs 31,83,131 lakh) and the sedan rivals the Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C-class and the BMW 3 series
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