Up-to-day midsize car which is well known as Jaguar XE is started with production in 2014. Its predecessors are Jaguar X-type and XF-type that shared a platform with it and also some features. In addition, one of the best things in this model is aluminum monocoque structure that impacts to a better fuel economy and speed. Because of that, we call it “athlete” that is willing to overcome all obstacles and brings sports features. 2018 Jaguar XE-E came out as four door apartment that has excellent comfort and it is available in two body versions such as estate and coupe.
This British car is assembled in Solihull plant, United Kingdom. At this moment people from North America are waiting to see the new version. What kind of model you expect? In spy photos, we can see a new version which carries “E” badge while the type of power-plant is kept under the veil of secrecy. No visible exhaust system on the rear end indicates it might be pure electric power-plant. In the next few paragraphs with a great pleasure, we are talking about 2018 Jaguar XE-E model.
2018 Jaguar XE-E – Exterior
Exterior receives slight modifications compared with a standard model. 2018 Jaguar XE-E has very sculpted hood and distinctive front grille with a chrome frame. Aggressive looking front bumper with a big ventilation assists in cooling the engine. Also, you can see sophisticated lighting groups with three different lights which increase visibility. What else? Coupe roof structure and big alloy wheels will only confirm its sports spirit. Now you are wondering what is different. We hope that we have your attention and main focus we can put to “E” badge on a light-blue surface. First of all, at the rear end, a small hole is found which potentially can be intended for charging. Under the hood, we can see blue wires that again can potentially serve to power the electric battery.
2018 Jaguar XE-E – Inside
2018 Jaguar XE-E does not reveal so many elements because we do not have a photo from inside that indicates innovations. If we assume that it was adopted with many solutions from the standard model, we can conclude that there might be a new electronic system with an app which displays battery status. In this way, manufacturer improves monitoring processes during driving. It’s not necessary to emphasize a high level of comfort and use of premium materials that care about that, but let’s do it just in case you’re wondering. Seats comes with natural leather, while anatomic power positions ensure an excellent experience. Finally, the central console looks like a spacecraft with large numbers of modern devices. Some of them are touchscreen display with the infotainment system, automatic climate control, and many others.
2018 Jaguar XE-E – Engine section
Here we are at engine section where we will unveil what has happened with a powerplant of 2018 Jaguar XE-E model. We are pretty sure about hybrid plug-in power-plant which uses 2.0-liter inline-4 diesel engine and 35kW electric motor. Hybrid comes with automatic transmission from Range Rover Sport model. More details from engine specifications show very high output values. We can see that power amounts 275 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is just 6 seconds and maximum speed is 130 mph.
2018 Jaguar XE-E – Price
Price for this hybrid plug-in beauty is not known yet, but we can speculate based on the standard model. Our calculation is $ 50,000 and it might go higher. In this segment, biggest rivals are BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and Mercedes-Benz C350 plug-in hybrid. This version probably won’t arrive in the USA market because it is a diesel engine. But the manufacturer can replace it with powerful gasoline options. Think about that.