2016 Jaguar XE
British car manufactures finally plans to introduce compact, entry-level luxury sedan. Since 2010, when production of X-Type was ended, company doesn’t have this kind of a car, which is considered as one of the most important model for all companies that make luxury cars. Just like it is case with all Jaguar models, the look should be the main selling point, but company also promises excellent performances. New model is expected to come early next year as 2016 Jaguar XE.
2016 Jaguar XE specs
Well, this is the segment where German cars dominate. There is a BMW 3-Series, that has more units sold than all Jaguar models, but there are also models like Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C Class. All on all, Jaguar must do something special to be competitive with these models. One of the main trumps of 2016 XE will be platform. It will be made 75 percent of aluminum, while the rest will be made of high-strength steel, so it should have extremely light weight, which will provide excellent handling, acceleration, fuel economy and overall performances. The 2016 Jaguar XE will be available with several engines in offer. For the U.S. market there will be two petrol engines available.
The base one will be a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which has an output of 240 horses. There will be also a V6 variant in offer. It will be a 3.0 liter supercharged V6engine, with 340 horsepower. European version will be also available in diesel variants. The 8-speed automatic transmission will be available in all models, while 6-speed manual will be available only with diesel variants. The 2016 Jaguar XE will be adaptive to either RWD or AWD configurations. Company claims that new model will be equipped with several drive assist systems, which will make it capable for all weather conditions. Some of the most notable features are emergency autonomous braking, lane-departure assist, blind-spot monitoring, laser head-up display and All Surface Progress Control.
2016 Jaguar XE release date price and competition
The 2016 Jaguar XE is expected to come in early 2016. The exact price is still unknown, but it is expected to go in a range between 40.000 and 55.000 dollars. As we already mentioned, main competitors will be German models like BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4, but there are also models like Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS and Cadillac ATS.