Jaguar XE (X760)
The Jaguar XE is an all important BMW 3 Series rival, and was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 2014 before going on sale – after endless pre-sale activity – in 2015. It features all-new aluminium architecture, as well as the clean-sheet Ingenium engine range. It’s the first compact executive car Jaguar has produced since the 2009 model year X-Type, and is the first of several Jaguars to be built using Jaguar’s new modular aluminium architecture, moving the company away from the Ford derived platforms that were used in the past for the X-Type and XF.
The use of Jaguar’s own platform allows the XE to feature either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, and it is the first car in its segment with an aluminium monocoque structure. The range will expand, although coupe and Sportbrake versions aren’t yet confirmed.
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Jaguar unveils its 2018 model line-up, headed up by a pair of all-new petrol Ingenium engines. There’s also more options, and an increased amount of tech and configurability.
The Jaguar XE has already established itself as a front-running challenger in the company car market, taking sales from the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in a way that the old X-Type never had a hope of doing. We’ve already driven the 2.0-litre XE and came away impressed with its all-round excellence. But does […]
It’s a tough market out there, so the XE needs to be good. We’re trying the entry-level 106g/km 160bhp version in S-Sport form. Being a press car, it’s loaded up with some tasty options (such as heated steering wheel, electrically deployable towbar and panoramic roof), which bumps the competitively-equipped R-Sport’s price from £34,075 to £44,341. You’ll just have to decide how many of those nice options you’re going to tick…
Better late than never, AROnline bags a brief and very useful drive of the entry-level Jaguar XE, and comes away pleasantly impressed. Dynamically polished, swift and refined, it competes well in a tough market.
In a word – yes! (even if it does look more than a little like the XF…) Jaguar pulled out all the theatrical stops in order to introduce its newcomer to the world in a bizarre stage-musical style ceremony that included live performances from pop singers Emile Sandé, Eliza Doolittle and the Kaiser Chiefs, culminating […]
Keith Adams The reaction to Jaguar Land Rover’s news that it is now making huge profits has been greeted with universal approval from the industry and enthusiasts. That’s only right and proper because, if the company is doing well and earning billions, then the effects are widespread – not just across the British car and component industry, but […]
Keith Adams Camouflaged Jaguar XE mules have been doing the rounds for a few months now, but this official image released by the company strips away a little bit more of the disguise, revealing more the new car’s shrunken XF-styling. The new aluminium car – a class first – which will be built at Solihull and […]
Keith Adams The Jaguar XE will be JLR’s all-new mid-sized saloon, due for launch in 2015/16. It will be the first product from the new advanced aluminium architecture which was showcased in the C-X17 Concept car in 2013, a first in the this market segment. Jaguar claims that the XE will be lighter and stiffer than […]