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Jaguar XE Prestige Launched At Rs 43.69 Lakh

  • Jun 13, 2016
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Launched at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Jaguar XE sedan is the most affordable offering from the British marque in India. Until now, the car was available in two variants- XE Pure and XE Portfolio. Now, the company has added a new variant called Prestige to the XE range and priced it at Rs 43.69 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). Looking at the pricing, the XE Prestige falls in between the XE Pure and the XE Portfolio which are priced at Rs 39.9 lakh and Rs 47.99 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Mumbai). Since the registration of vehicles having diesel engines larger than 2000cc is banned in Delhi, Jaguar made a smart move and only offered petrol engine for the XE sedan. Like the previous two variants, the XE Prestige is also powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces max power 200PS along with a peak torque of 320Nm. The powertrain makes use of an 8-speed automatic transmission.

[caption id="attachment_101852" align="alignnone" width="648"]jaguar-xe-3_625x300 Rear-quarter profile of the XE[/caption]

The Jaguar XE was launched to take on the German rivals like Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, and Audi A4. The car has garnered huge interest and has all the ingredients to come out on top. Based on the new aluminium intensive architecture that utilises aluminium monocoque chassis, the car is extremely light and rigid.

[caption id="attachment_101850" align="alignnone" width="720"]Jaguar XE Presently only Petrol engine is offered[/caption]

Styling-wise, the XE looks sporty yet sophisticated at the same time. A lot of the design inspiration comes from its elder siblings like XF and XJ. For the Prestige variant, the styling remains identical, albeit some extra features are added. The new additions include rear parking camera, Taurus leather upholstery, memory rear-view mirrors, memory function for the driver seat, and a 380W Meridian sound system.

[caption id="attachment_101849" align="alignnone" width="827"]jaguar-xe-827_827x510_81450185093 Jaguar XE R-Sport[/caption]

Speaking at the launch, Rohit Suri, President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd, said, "The All-New Jaguar XE is a distinctive combination of Jaguar's cutting-edge innovation, technology and design. With the introduction of the Jaguar XE, we have entered a new market segment and made Jaguar more accessible to our customers while maintaining the premium and aspirational equity of the brand. This luxury sport saloon has been setting benchmarks in the industry since its launch and with the introduction of the Prestige derivative, we are confident of its continued popularity and success."

A few months ago, Jaguar had brought in an XE powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine for the homologation purposes. Therefore, we expect this diesel engine to be added to the XE range in India.

Also See: 2016 Auto Expo: New Jaguar XE launched at Rs. 39.9 Lakh
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