Based on the Jaguar's all-new modular architecture, the XE sedan is the only car in its league to feature an aluminium-intensive monocoque. Instead of the McPherson Strut, the sedan has double wishbone suspension up front and an integral link type at the rear. It is the first Jaguar to feature EPAS (Electronic Power Assist Steering).
The XE sedan also features All Surface Progress Controll (ASPC), developed with inputs of decades of JLR experience in off-road traction system that works like a low-speed cruise control. This system works between 3.6kmph and 30kmph, and controls the brake system and powertrain to provide optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and without the driver using the pedals. The car has laser head-up display technology, stereo camera technology (performs traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning functions), adaptive cruise control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring, semi-automated parallel and bay parking, and reverse traffic detection.
The imported model is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, diesel engine that is good for 161bhp of power. Adding to it, the company could also introduce an entry-level 2.0-litre petrol motor that is likely to produce about 180-200bhp. Power will be transferred to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Expected Price- INR 30 lakh to INR 40 lakh
Expected Launch- 2016 Auto Expo
Competition- Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class