Jaguar XE Overview
Jaguar XE is a premium compact sports sedan from the stable of Jaguar that comes with an elegant but powerful look. It has a sturdy build and is equally at ease in city roads as well as in uneven off track drive. The Jaguar XE images that the company released during Auto Expo 2016 shows an amazing designed car with commanding presence and style. It falls in the above 4-meter category and has remarkable features that give it an edge over its rivals in the market that are within this price bracket. Jaguar XE is available in two different trims; one of them is called the Jaguar XE and the other is called Jaguar XE 2.0L Petrol Pure2.0L Petrol Portfolio. This well-built sedan has a big 2835mm of wheelbase that allows it to seat around 4 passengers comfortably. The design of this SUV looks masculine and the comfort level of this car is on par with other such vehicles in this price category. Book a test drive for Jaguar XE in Tryaldrive.
Jaguar XE Design
Jaguar XE facelift gets revised grille and headlamps are now 12 mm slimmer and get the new J-blade LED daytime running lights that is now standard on all Jag models. The air intakes on the bumper are larger, specifically on the R-Dynamic variant and the rear bumper gets the black treatment with an underbody diffuser. The alloy wheel design has been reworked as well to accommodate the new headlamps. The LED taillights also get the sharper treatment and the car certainly looks more handsome than the current version.
Various variants add levels of jewellery to further enhance the XE’s striking good looks. So the XE S for instance gets blacked out side skirts which make the wheel arches and flanks appear more pronounced and muscular. The R-Sport on the other hand gets a muscular front bumper with a chrome strip running across the side vents to give it sharper definition. It’s all lipstick and mascara but they do their bit to highlight the car, each layer adding a stronger definition to the XE.
Jaguar XE Cabin
On the inside, although the cabin layout of the new sedan looks similar to the outgoing model, it is now equipped with the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster. It includes the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system while a second screen replaces the physical controls for AC and other features, and there’s a 12.3-inch screen that replaces the analogue instrument cluster. Jaguar has also introduced a new gearshift lever on the XE. Instead of the signature rotary drive selector, it gets the SportShift gear selector and JaguarDrive Control ‘toggle’ switch. Another update is the new steering wheel which looks slimmer and gets brushed metal finish on the spokes.
As far as features are concerned, along with standard features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, dual zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, the new XE comes with the segment-first Clear Sight interior rear-view mirror. A camera integrated into the shark fin antenna sends feeds to the IRVM, which can either show the camera footage or be used as the normal mirror. The camera gives a wider 50-degree field of vision. A similar system was introduced on the second-gen Evoque in 2018.With the update, Jaguar has also introduced features like handsfree parking, wireless mobile charging, heads-up display, driver condition monitor and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support on the new XE.For more info on Jaguar XE check quisicilia
Jaguar XE Performance
We’ve experienced this Ingenium diesel on a Jag before on the XF, but the punchy nature of the engine is more in keeping with the XE’s sporty pretensions. The engine feels quicker than its 9-second 0-100kph time would suggest and kickdown acceleration is good too, though its rivals are faster still. The engine bunches up its power for release at 2000rpm and till 4000rpm, progress is strong. You can rev on and even hold gear at the 4900rpm limiter in manual mode but the eight-speed gearbox does such a nice job of things on its own, you’ll be happy to let it do its thing.
In Dynamic drive mode, the gearbox gets the best out of the engine by selecting the ratio that keeps revs near the 2000rpm mark. Resultantly, there’s no delay in the build of power and the XE just lunges forward as and when you need it to. The XE also adapts well to a relaxed driving style. The gearbox keeps engine revs and noise levels low. It’s just that the engine isn’t as quiet as it ought to be. Throttle inputs are usually accompanied by a grumble from the engine and there’s a drone in the mid-range too. You just won’t get the same sense of calm in the cabin as you would in the beautifully insulated A4 35TDI, though a BMW 320d is noisier still.
It’s actually the 320d that the XE 20d can be best clubbed together. Both cars are designed to put the driver at the heart of the action. And like its petrol siblings, the XE diesel succeeds in this quest, and how. The steering is straight up incredible and there is a very natural balance in the chassis that makes the XE a joy to drive on curvy roads. Yup, we can’t wait to bring it head-to-head with a Bimmer either. Ride quality, again like the petrols, is really good too. There is a great balance between body movement arresting firmness and ride-enhancing suppleness in the suspension setup, and only on occasion will the XE thud and thump on our roads.
Jaguar XE Driving
The powerful 1999 cc mill along with the 8-speed transmission gearbox gives the compact sports sedan enormous power that allows it to reach its top speed of 237 Kmph in no time. The pickup is also smooth and it crosses 100 Kmph from standstill in just 7.7 seconds. For a bump free ride, it has an advanced double wishbone suspension system for the front axle and an Independent integral link for the rear axle that keeps the car running smoothly even on uneven roads.
Jaguar XE Safety
For braking segment, Jaguar XE has powerful ventilated disc brakes for all the tyres with ABS, EBD and Brake assist. In addition, it also includes six airbags, three-point seat belts with front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and force limiters, the cornering brake control, dynamic stability as well as traction control, ISOFIX child seat mounting, run flat indicator, emergency spare wheel, and side impact protection among a host of others.
Jaguar Xe On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 42,59,010 to 53,12,722 for variants XE Pure and XE Portfolio Diesel respectively. Jaguar Xe is available in 6 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Jaguar Xe variants price in Hyderabad. Check for XE price in Hyderabad at Carzprice.
Jaguar XE Verdict
If you are interested in an XE diesel, you’ll be best off extending your budget and splurging on the Portfolio trim, which at Rs 43.21 lakh (ex-showroom, India), costs about the same as top-spec rival sedans. But, and this is important, if you are willing to do so, why not just go for the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol-powered XE 25t Portfolio that actually costs about Rs 1 lakh less. It will be more expensive to run than the diesel but a sporty sedan like the XE needs a fitting engine. And in our books, the 25t’s 240hp petrol is it.