Jag’s XE prices: Move over C class and A3, get out of the way 3 Series, Jaguar is coming after you

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  • Jaguar Australia is pleased to announce that the new Jaguar XE will be priced from $60,400 for the XE 20t Prestige
  • Aluminium-intensive monocoque – the first in the class
  • Double wishbone and integral link suspension for precise handling and a supple ride
  • Smallest, lightest, stiffest Jaguar saloon
  • Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever: Cd 0.26
  • High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel: 132kW; 111g/km CO2
  • Supercharged 3.0-litre V6: 250kW; 0-100kph: 5.1s
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Stereo camera technology enables autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and auto high-beam assist
  • Deployable bonnet delivers enhanced pedestrian protection
  • On sale in Australia from 1st September, 2015

Sydney, Australia: The new Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon and will be the driver’s car in its class. Its lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior and outstanding ride and handling are testament to company founder Sir William Lyons’ vision: ‘The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive’.

The rear-drive XE is the only vehicle in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque. This extremely robust yet light structure, together with double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear axle, is fundamental to deliver the development target of the driver’s car in the segment.

Jaguar XE R-Sport gaycarboys (1)Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in aluminium structure engineering enables exceptional fuel consumption and emissions figures: with the new Ingenium diesel engines, the XE can achieve 4.2 litres/100km and 111g/km CO2.

Powered by the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine from the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE, the XE S is capable of 0-100kph in just 5.1 seconds.

“The XE’s driving behaviour fully matches the promise of its seductive looks, and the emotional appeal is supported by state of-the-art approaches to efficiency, from aerodynamics to the advanced Ingenium engine family.”

Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar XE

The aluminium-intensive Jaguar XE is the first model developed from Jaguar Land Rover’s new modular vehicle architecture. The long 2,835mm wheelbase and low seating position enable perfect proportions and a streamlined profile.

The cabin offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness. Exquisite materials and finishes combined with Jaguar craftsmanship make this interior a truly luxurious environment. Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment system takes centre stage: its innovative 8-inch touchscreen brings fast, intuitive access to all features and functions.

The XE has some of the most advanced driver assistance systems available. All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), developed through decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, can electronically gain traction in seconds and is ideal for use on low-grip surfaces, such as snow-covered roads.

Laser projection technology enables the XE’s head-up display (HUD) to generate sharp, high-contrast colour graphics (such as vehicle speed and navigation) from a module smaller and almost a third lighter than existing systems, retaining clarity even in direct sunlight.

A stereo camera is mounted behind the front windscreen to give the XE a 3D view of the road ahead: this highly accurate data is used for functions including autonomous emergency braking and a lane departure warning system.

The XE is the stiffest, most aerodynamic Jaguar saloon car ever built. It is also the first Jaguar saloon to be equipped with electric power steering, tuned to provide exceptional responsiveness and feel but with lower energy consumption than hydraulic systems. The XE also boasts the lowest cost of ownership and most environmentally sustainable credentials of all Jaguar models.

Manufacturing of the aluminium-intensive Jaguar XE occurs at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant in an all-new facility. Part of a £1.5bn investment, this flexible, purpose-built site will create 1,700 UK jobs.

The XE now completes the Jaguar saloon car range, sitting below the XF and XJ model lines.

XE – in Detail

From luxury to high-performance, the XE range offers a model perfectly suited to every taste.

ENGINES

The XE will offer a choice of four advanced engines, from the all-new highly efficient Ingenium diesel engine, to the F-TYPE derived 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine:

2.0-litre i4 turbo diesel ‘20d’ delivering 132kW/430Nm
2.0-litre i4 turbo petrol ‘20t’ delivering 147W/280Nm
2.0-litre i4 turbo petrol ‘25t’ delivering 177kW/340Nm
3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol 250kW/450Nm

TRIM STRATEGY

XE will be available in four trim levels: Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport and S, offering the customer a choice of increasing luxury or sportiness.

The choice in luxury starts with the Prestige, with an interior space trimmed in Taurus leather with contrast stitching to deliver modern progressive luxury. For customers who desire the ultimate in interior refinement, they can choose the Portfolio trim which comes with soft-grain Windsor leather with Herringbone perforation, and a stitched leatherette instrument panel to give a truly crafted interior.

For customers seeking a greater expression of sporting character, they can choose the R-Sport that offers a sports-styled exterior bodykit and sports seats in race-inspired colours.

For those who demand maximum driving enjoyment and excitement, the XE S sits at the top of the range. XE S offers a subtly different bodykit and dials-up the interior colour content. To further underline its sporting credentials it is only available with the 3.0 litre V6 supercharged engine from the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE.

STANDARD SPECIFICATION

The XE will offer premium levels of specification, with a wide array of luxury, safety and driver assist features included as standard.

Key standard features are highlighted below:

Prestige

  • 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Jaguar All Surface Progress Control with torque vectoring
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 18” ‘Arm’ six spoke alloy wheels
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear camera
  • Automatic park assist with parallel and bay parking and parking exit
  • Blind spot monitor with reverse traffic detection and closing vehicle sensing
  • Lane departure warning with autonomous emergency braking
  • Electric power folding mirrors with auto-dimming and reverse auto-dipping
  • Keyless start and keyless entry
  • Bi-function HID Xenon automatic headlamps
  • 8” touch screen infotainment system with navigation and voice control
  • 380W Meridian sound system with 11 speakers and subwoofer
  • Taurus leather seats with 10×10 way electric adjustment plus 4-way electric lumbar adjustment
  • Memory control for exterior mirrors, steering column and driver front seat
  • Dual zone climate control with air quality sensor
  • 40:20:40 split fold rear seat

Portfolio
In addition to Prestige standard specification

  • 18” ‘Matrix’ seven-twin spoke alloy wheels
  • Soft-grain Windsor leather seats with Herringbone perforation and tonal stitching
  • Leatherette wrapped instrument panel
  • Gloss figured ebony veneer
  • Rear window electric sunblind

R-Sport
In addition to Prestige standard specification:

  • Sports seats in Luxtec with Technical mesh inserts
  • 18” ‘Star’ five spoke alloy wheels
  • Sports suspension
  • R-Sport bodykit includes R-Sport front  bumper, body coloured side sills and bootlid spoiler, gloss black window surrounds
  • R-Sport branding on steering wheel, sill plates and side power vents

S
In addition to Prestige standard specification:

  • Sports seats Taurus leather with suedecloth inserts
  • Adaptive Dynamics with sports suspension
  • 19” ‘Venom’ five-twin spoke allow wheels with red brake calipers
  • ‘S’ bodykit includes ‘S’ front bumper, body coloured and gloss black side sills, gloss black rear valance and window surrounds
  • Sports leatherette wrapped instrument panel
  • ‘S’ branding on steering wheel, sill plates
  • Bright finish pedal kit, black headlining and tailpipe finishers

OPTIONAL FEATURES

XE will offer customers unrivalled levels of personalisation, with a wide selection of wheel styles and sizes, exterior and interior colourways in both race-inspired or traditional colours, and choice of wood or metallic veneers crafted with premium and authentic materials.

PRICING
The recommended retail pricing (excluding on road costs) are outlined below:

Trim

Engine

Price

Prestige

20t

$60,400

20d

$62,800

25t

$64,900

R-Sport

20t

$64,400

20d

$66,800

25t

$68,900

Portfolio

25t

$70,400

S

V6

$104,200

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