Many people still have fresh memory of the X type. This model was one of the biggest failures of Jaguar with more cons than pros but with XE situation has significantly changed. Company lends an ear to their customers and they put a lot of effort to create an exceptional vehicle and not to make the same mistake as with the X type.
2016 Jaguar XE Review
This compact sport saloon car brings totally new image and in our estimation it can easily compete with BMW 3-series and Audi A4, cars which belong to the same segment. Also, one of the main opponents is Mercedes C-class. We cannot foresee what will be the market share of the 2016 Jaguar XE due to image influence, but when you consider specifications it will be easy to see that this vehicle offers same things as other cars in this field. And maybe a little bit more.
2016 Jaguar XE Engine
It is still unknown how many engine options will 2016 Jaguar XE have, but so far two have been confirmed. The base engine is 3.0l six-cylinder with an ability to create 340 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque. It comes with eight-speed gearbox with an automatic transmission. There are estimations that it can reach 16 mpg in a city and 24 mpg on highway. Quite decent if you ask me, but there will be offered one more engine with better fuel economy.
Turbocharged direct-injected 2.0l 4-cylinder is less powerful but mpg figures are going to be improved. According to some sources this engine will be able to develop 200 horsepower, while other says this number will go up to 240. EPA rating hasn’t been exactly determined but numbers are going to be better comparing to 3.0l V6. Several sources mentioned 5.0l aspirated eight-cylinder, but don’t take this information to the bank.
Interior and Exterior of Jaguar XE
Body of 2016 Jaguar XE is going to look longer than usual. Front grille takes after other Jaguar models and it has Jaguar badge in the center. Chrome trim dominates the exterior. 19-inch wheels look huge and they are not so common in compact sport saloon field. Taillights are totally integrated while headlights have only LED turn signals. Same pattern is used for brake ducts and engine.
Interior won’t be different too much than other Jaguar models. Rear seat leg room is larger comparing to the X type. High-quality leather is used for seats. Some of the standard features are navigation system, Bluetooth, DVD player with TV, Wi-Fi technology and 8-inch touch screen. Few different steering systems are available, such as sport and normal mode. Probably the best feature is parkopedia – system for finding free parking spots in the neighborhood.
2016 Jaguar XE Release date and Price
Unlike some other Jaguar cars, this car is scheduled to be launched in the early months of 2016. On the other hand, there were many speculations about the price due to lack of information from Jaguar. A lot of estimations can be found on the web, but it is not known which sources are trustworthy and which are not. We cannot give you the exact price but it will definitely revolve around $40,000.