The new Jaguar XE is finally here!

January 29, 2015

Great news for fleet customers! The new Jaguar XE is finally available to order, with first deliveries estimated to be made in May 2015; prices starting from £29,775.00 as a basic list price.

With high hopes for fleet customers, the arrival of the Jaguar XE is a hugely competitive executive saloon competing with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C Class.

Launch of the Jaguar XE

The new Jaguar XE was unveiled at a star-studded event in London at the beginning of September. Emeli Sande performed a specially written song and Jaguar flew the car over the city at sunset. The XE also made a debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.

The debut made a big bang and now the company is expecting big things from its newcomer in terms of sales. The new Jaguar XE created more than 3,000 new jobs in the UK and will significantly boost Jaguar sales.

What experts think about the Jaguar XE?

The new Jaguar XE is a strong executive car and will cost less to own than its closest rivals, according to experts. Over 36 months and 36,000 miles, the Jaguar XE is expected to retain almost 45% of its original value, according to CAP. Other pricing experts like Key Resources predict that the XE would be the cheapest to own compared to the BMW 3 series, C-Class and Audi A4.

2015 Jaguar XE : Details at a glance

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Jaguar XE Design

The Jaguar XE is certainly a beautiful, sporty, sleek and stylish car. It’s been produced using plenty of lightweight aluminium based on new platform architecture. Jaguar says the XE is a world leader in lightweight aluminium construction thanks to its historic use of the material.

The design and engineering teams have worked together to combine ideas. The company official says the XE structure is perfectly proportioned with a short front overhang, longer rear overhang and great wheel to dash proportions.

At the front, the large grille, bonnet and swept-back headlights look similar to XF and XJ models. Overall, it look almost like a five-door coupe rather than a boxy saloon car. The rear end looks very impressive with a subtle boot-lid spoiler, twin exhaust pipes and complex tail-light patterns.

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The Jaguar’s wide opening doors allow you to slide easily into the driver’s seat. The quality of the material is flawless with soft-touch plastics and soft leather seats. Its low dashboard comes with an all-new eight-inch In-Control telematics system that can connect to Smartphone and control compatible apps. The XE also offers a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing access devices to connect to the internet using the car’s antenna, rather than their own data connection.

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There is plenty of space for passengers and people who normally struggle with their height will be comfortable in this car! The overall interior design is simple yet stylish. It’s as practical and luxurious as the exterior.

The boot is practical and flexible offering 455 litres of space. An electrically operated boot lid is optional, while the rear seats can split 40:20:40 for maximum flexibility and more space.

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Jaguar XE in whiteThe company has maintained excellent safety levels with the XE as we expected and packed it with plenty of safety features including traffic-sign recognition, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, self-parking and adaptive cruise control.

The XE uses ‘All Surface Progress Control’ – a system that automatically moves the car off from a standstill in slippery conditions to prevent wheel spin.

The Jaguar XE has yet to be tested, however we are expecting to achieve a full five-star maximum safety Euro NCAP score.

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Jaguar XE BlueThe Jaguar XE is offered with a choice of five trims including – entry level SE, Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and the higher range S.

All the models come with an 8 inch colour touch screen, leather wrapped steering wheel, Jaguar sound system, heated door-mirrors, dual-zone climate control, hill assist control, intelligent stop & start system, ambient interior lighting and electric parking brake as standard.

The ‘Prestige’ adds Taurus leather upholstery with contrasting stitching and brushed aluminum replaces some of the gloss black in the SE-spec cabin.

‘Portfolio’ will be the most luxurious trim, featuring Windsor leather upholstery with a herringbone pattern and embossed aluminium trim. Whist the ‘R-Sport’ trim will feel sportier than the Portfolio, and includes Taurus leather seats with mesh fabric sections.

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Jaguar XE Ingenium Engine

The Jaguar is going to introduce a new engine family called the ‘Ingenium.’ it includes a new 2.0 litre diesel engine with either 160 break horse power or 178 break horse power. The 160 break horse power version returns an excellent 75 miles per gallon fuel economy with 99 grams/kilometre CO2 emissions (carbon dioxide). This means road-tax-free. It has a top speed of 132mph (miles per hour) and accelerates 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 7.9 seconds.

Diesel Engine
Engine 2.0 litre i4 163PS(160 break horse power) turbo-charged diesel engine 2.0 litre i4 180PS(178 break horse power) turbo-charged diesel engine
Fuel Consumption (Combined) 75 miles per gallon 67.3 miles per gallon
CO2 Emissions 99 grams/kilometer 109 grams/kilometer
Top Speed 132 miles per hour 140 miles per hour
Acceleration 0 to 62 miles per hour 7.9 seconds 7.4 seconds

Despite diesel, the 2.0 litre turbo-charged petrol engine is also available in the 197bhp and 237bhp form, offering 37.7 mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 179g/km respecitvely.

The 3.0 litre super-charged engine is also available which borrowed from the Jaguar F-type, accelerates 0 to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds.

Petrol Engine
Engine 2.0 litre i4 200PS (197 break horse power) turbo-charged petrol engine 2.0 litre i4 240PS (237 break horse power) turbo-charged petrol engine 3.0 litre V6 340PS (335 break horse power) super-charged petrol engine
Fuel Consumption (Combined) 37.7 miles per gallon 37.7 miles per gallon 34.9 miles per gallon
CO2 Emissions 179 grams/kilometer 179 grams/kilometer 194 grams/kilometer
Top Speed 147 miles per hour 155 miles per hour 155 miles per hour
Acceleration 0 to 62 miles per hour 7.3 seconds 6.4 seconds 4.9 seconds

The XE is currently only available with rear-wheel drive train, but the company has planned to introduce the four wheel drive by 2016.

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Jaguar XE Jaguar XE is a great option for fleet and company car users, as the diesel engine offers an impressive 75 miles per gallon fuel economy with low running costs,the diesel engines also have service intervals of 21,000 miles or every two years.

“UK sales expectations for the two mainstream petrol-powered Jaguar XE models are limited, because of the predominance of diesel owners in this company car dominated class.”

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Model Jaguar XE Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C Class
Length 4,672 millimeters 4,701 millimeters 4,624 millimeters 4,686 millimeters
Width 2,075 millimeters 2,040 millimeters 2,031 millimeters 2,020 millimeters
Height 1,416 millimeters 1,427 millimeters 1,429 millimeters 1,442 millimeters
Wheelbase 2,835 millimeters 2,808 millimeters 2,810 millimeters 2,840 millimeters
Boot Space 455 litres 480 litres 480 litres 480 litres

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Verdict :

Based on opinions provided by experts, it seems Jaguar have hit the nail on the head. The Jaguar XE is one of the most anticipated cars of 2015.

It is remarkably stylish, comfortable and practical yet powerful. It has low running costs which will definitely interest the fleet car market.

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