Following its global unveiling at the LA Motor Show earlier this month, the 2017 Jaguar XE will be available in the US showrooms by Spring 2016. The XE fills the gap in the Jaguar sedan line-up left by the X-Type – the compact luxury sedan was a bestselling model for Jaguar but fell short in comparison with the Audi A4, BMW 3 and Mercedes C Class.
The 2017 Jaguar XE will be available in gas and diesel engines: the turbocharged 2.0 litre diesel engine (180 hp), the 2.0 litre 4-cylinder gas engine (180 hp) and the 3.0 litre V6 engine (340 hp) featured in the F-TYPE. The aluminum-intensive exterior provides the optimal platform for a high performance car and provides intense strength without compromising on resilience. The car’s weight distribution is an almost perfect 50:50.
The AWD system uses Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control software developed by Jaguar that is capable of reacting to road conditions by preventing loss of traction in tricky conditions. The F-TYPE inspired double wishbone front suspension allows for sharp responses, while the JaguarDrive Control gives a choice of four driving modes including ECO for enhanced fuel-efficiency.
The interior cabin can be personalized with the style and quality in keeping with the Jaguar’s tradition of luxury – a variety of materials and color choices are available from the modern to contemporary to suit personal choices.
The price of the 2017 Jaguar XE starts from $34,900 for the US market.