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Jaguar XE spied at ARAI

New Jaguar XE is expected to make India debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.

British automaker Jaguar unveiled their new sedan XE last year in September for the first time. Post that, the car has been launched in several markets across the globe. Built on first of its kind new aluminum architecture, XE is now getting ready for its launch in India.

The new Jaguar XE was recently spotted at the ARAI facility in Pune. Parked inside a container, the white coloured Jag you see in the image above, is one of the many units imported into India by Jaguar Land Rover India.

Jaguar XE imported into India

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Thanks to the new aluminium architecture, Jaguar XE is lighter and stronger, making the car efficient as well as better at handling. Speaking about engine options on offer, Jaguar offers a range of petrol and diesel engine options with the XE, including the new range of Ingenium engines.

Jaguar Ingenium engines can be configured to suit in-line and transverse installations. They can be used on rear wheel drive and all wheel drive options. These new engines are powerful, as well as fuel efficient. Diesel 2.0 liter Ingenium is offered in two tunes 160 BHP / 380 Nm and 178 BHP / 430 Nm, petrol 2.0 liter Ingenium is offered in two tunes of 197 BHP / 280 Nm and 237 BHP / 340 Nm.

There is also a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged unit, which delivers 335 BHP / 450 Nm. This engine will be seen on board the XE R variant. It is not yet certain as to which engine options will be seen on board the XE in India.

To be assembled at JLR India’s plant in Pune, Jaguar XE will compete with the likes of Mercedes C Class, Audi A4, and BMW 3 Series upon launch in India. Initial units of XE could be sold as CBUs, with price ranging from INR 32-40 lakh.


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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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