2014 Jaguar XE
Jaguar Land Rover's new XE baby saloon has been revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show with it's name being revealed by company boss Dr Ralf Speth. Full range and technical details will be revealed closer to the model's official release date.
Comments on the Jaguar XE
Dr Ralf Speth commented, “We announced just a few weeks ago that our new Engine Manufacturing Centre would produce a new family of premium, lightweight, low-friction, low emission four-cylinder petrol and diesel units. The first of our Ingenium engine range will be used in our all-new mid-sized Jaguar sports sedan. That car will be called the Jaguar XE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year.”
Head of Design, Ian Callum, commented, “It's not just a shrunken XF, it's more than that. You'll see some similarities, we'll be getting the face of the brand out there, but we haven't taken the opportunity to radicalise the car in any way so you'll see the family resemblance.”
The Jaguar XE details
Jaguar Land Rover's latest vehicle will use the same aluminium platform which is set to underpin the production version of the Jaguar C-X17 SUV due in 2016. The underpinnings will also be eventually used in the bulk of the Jaguar range and the saloon model will be followed by an estate variant.
Power for the model will be produced by an all new range of Ingenium four cylinder petrol and diesel engines built in the company's new Wolverhampton factory. Their focus will be to provide Jaguar with the power and efficiency which customers expect. These Ingenium engines will be a range of small capacity 2.0 litre turbo petrol and diesel engines. Detailed engine specifications have yet to be revealed. Along with the petrol and diesel engines on offer, a hybrid powertrain is also being considered.
When will the Jaguar XE be released and for how much?
At the moment, the model has currently been seen in testing at various locations across Europe but is not yet a production version. The Jaguar XE compact executive saloon will be coming in 2015, rivalling the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 with prices likely to start at around £25,000 to £30,000.