Jaguar India has launched facelift for its entry-level sedan XE. The changes are both in exterior as well as inside the car. The car now starts at a price of Rs 44.98 (ex-showroom pan India). Jaguar had to updates the XE to rival against the new BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedez Benz C-Class.
First, the exterior design gets a few tweaks and changes. Jaguar XE now is wider and lower than the previous variants. Front and rear bumper have been redesigned. Headlight gets LED treatment with ‘J’ shaped daytime running light (DRLs), and the indicators also are directional running light style. LED treatment continues at the tail light.
Interior gets more features and luxury. Better materials have been used to make it feel more premium. Steering wheel unit is new and the gear shift lever has been changed to a traditional stick type from the older rotary knob for better feel and ensures faster changing. The infotainment system has been upgraded to a 10″ unit called ‘Touch Pro’ which comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Jaguar also offers Wireless charging, Air Quality Sensor, Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said: “The Jaguar XE has always been a distinctly designed executive sports saloon that provides exhilarating performance. The New Jaguar XE is an illustration of how enhancements in its design, technology and driving dynamics can rewrite the rules. We are confident that our Jaguar fans and discerning customers will be delighted with our latest offering.”
Powering the Jaguar XE is two Ingenium Powertrains. A 2.0L Turbocharged Petrol which makes 247hp and 365 Nm of torque, and a 2.0L Turbocharged Diesel which churns out 177hp and 430 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The car rides on 17″ alloy wheels.
With a starting price of Rs 44.98 Lakhs for the XE S variant for both petrol and Diesel, and Rs 46.32 Lakhs for the XE SE variant. With the new update, Jaguar XE is more competent offering now, rivalling the German trio.
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