Jaguar Land Rover will launch the Jaguar XE, its entry-level sedan, in the Indian luxury car market about one year from now. It is expected that the vehicle will be launched the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. The production of the vehicle has begun started at JLR’s facility in Solihill. It is the first Jaguar car which is being produced in this plant. This facility creates Land Rover models like Defender, Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The XE will be a entry-level car from the legendary British brand, Jaguar.
JLR has put 1.5 billion pounds in this facility to develop new models taking into account new aluminium-based platform building design. Jaguar’s first ever SUV, the F-Pace will likewise be produced at this facility. This SUV is planned to make its worldwide presentation at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Jaguar XE car is smallest and least costing Jaguar ever made. It will straightforwardly go up against Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series. The vehicle will come in both petrol and diesel fuel alternatives. While the petrol motor will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that offers two conditions of tunes of 200PS and 240PS, the oil burner is a 2.0-liter Ingenium turbocharged motor that, as well, comes in two conditions of tunes – 163bhp and 178bhp. The top-of-the line model will get a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 petrol motor that creates 340PS. This motor additionally powers the F-Type.
In India, JLR might launch the XE in February-2016 at the Auto Expo.
Both six-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions will be on offer; in any case, the India-spec model will get the 8-speed automatic. The organization is liable to dispatch the auto as CBU (Completely Built Unit) units at first; notwithstanding, Tata Motors could likewise assemble the XE at its Pune Plant.
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