The MY 2020 Jaguar XE features enhancements inside and out, while the Ingenium engines continue to power the executive sports saloon
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) India Ltd today launched the latest edition, Model Year 2020 XE executive sports saloon in S and SE variants, with prices starting from Rs 44.98 lakh. The new Jaguar XE features enhancements, innovations and technologies that offer an exceptional blend of distinctive design, innovation and performance, JLR noted. The car is powered by Ingenium powertrains, available in both petrol and diesel options. The petrol engine is a 2 l turbocharged unit developing 247 hp and 365 Nm of torque, while the 2 l turbocharged diesel engine produces 177 hp and 430 Nm of torque.
In terms of exteriors, the new MY 2020 Jaguar XE appears wider and lower than before. It comes with new all-LED headlights with a ‘J’ blade DRL and Animated Directional Indicators, enhanced front and rear bumpers and slender all-LED tail-lights with updated signature graphics. The new 17-inch wheels are also said to give the new Jaguar XE a more planted appearance.
The MY 2020 Jaguar XE comes equipped with an all-new interior, including superior materials with extensive use of soft touch surfaces, premium veneers and all-new door trims. The car comes with an F-TYPE derived Jaguar SportShift selector on the revised centre console, and new steering wheel featuring ‘hidden-until-lit’ graphics and tactile switches for intuitive control of key functions. It also features a 10-inch ‘Touch Pro’ infotainment screen, ‘Remote’ that allows you to check car status remotely, and Smartphone Pack with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also come with wireless device charging, air quality sensor, Connected Navigation Pro, Smart Settings with AI for driver seat, mirror, audio and climate settings, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Pro Services.
The new Jaguar XE has been designed and engineered to offer agility, responsiveness, maximum aerodynamic efficiency and stability, noted JLR India. The SportShift selector offers a sportier shift, while the control toggle switch enhances usability, and Jaguar XE’s lightweight aluminium-intensive body structure plays a major role in the car’s agile handling, safety and efficiency. The company said aluminium makes up 75 % of the body and combines with rear-wheel drive system, double wishbone front and integral link rear suspension to offer a superior drive.
Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, JLR India, said the 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, he added.