Jaguar Prepares XE, The Perfect Rival For 3 Series And E-Class
The 2013 year will bring a new major competitor in the medium premium segment. Jaguar will unveil XE model, the X-Type’s successor, a fierce rival for new BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class Facelift.
The last years marked the return of Jaguar brand on the premium segment, the British automaker enjoying by a steady appreciation from the European public. But to be able to maintain in favor of the most demanding critic, the British automaker must raise with a representative on the D segment, worth with the duel with BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class.
The representative Jaguar will be hold the XE indicative and will reach on the market until 2013. The British model will be developed on an aluminum platform, rear wheel drive, identical to the one used by Jaguar to launch a special sport. The X-Type’s successor will take a coupe body, five-door type, built entirely of aluminum, patterned after the design of the XF and XJ older brothers, with influences taken from C-X75 concept.
Under the hood of the future Jaguar XE will be gasoline and diesel units with four or six cylinders, taken from Ford, coupled to an automatic transmission with eight reports, ZF provenance. In 2015, the public could get even a hybrid version, powered by an ensemble consisting by a V6 3.0-liter diesel engine, which currently exists in the range, and a power unit of 47 HP.