Jaguar launched the XE 20D diesel variant in India. The company had earlier launched the Jaguar XE petrol variant in auto expo 2016. Jaguar is known for its luxury cars and their excellent performance. Recently, we conducted a new Jaguar XE 20d drive test to show you how this new luxury car looks like.
Jaguar XE 20d Design
Similar to the Jaguar’s other cars, XE 20D design is also great and come with an amazing mix of sporty and elegant. Horizontal slats have been installed on the front bumper of Jaguar XE 20d. As seen in every modern Jaguar, at the front there is a large grill and Jaguar houses at the center. Compared to other cars, the new Jaguar XE 20D has the best chrome garnishing.
The LED DRLs in the new Jaguar XE comes with new designing, but it does not have cornering lights. The front of the car is kept quite low. Talking about its side profile, it shows the best aerodynamics stance. You will be surprised at the first sight by looking at its side view because it is really fantastic.
To give an elegant look to the car, chrome treatment has been done on the windows of the car and the door handles have been given the finishing of body color. Just like other Jaguar cars, the Jaguar XE is also equipped with the front chrome duct, which helps in the uniform release of air gathered in wheel-veil.
Talking about the design of the rear end, two big taillamps have been given in it, and in the middle of it, the number plate sits. Just above the number plate is the Jaguar’s magnificent logo. Compared to other Jaguar Saloon cars, the new Jaguar XE has been given a dual-tip exhaust, which has been found as a sporty feature.
Like a flagship Jaguar car, the XL 20d taillamps have an LED strip, which is mainly given in F-Type Jaguar cars.
Jaguar XE 20d Interior
As you enter the car, you are welcomed with a lot of new features, comfort and luxury atmosphere. You also get the Jaguar F-Pace central console and a special drive control. There is a 9-inch touch infotainment system, which is smaller than expected.
The front and rear seats are spectacular and comfortable. Its interior is quite spacious and luxurious.
The new Jaguar XE 20D has a large and spacious 300-litre boot space, in which a family’s travel luggage can be kept conveniently. There a large panoramic sunroof and when it opens, this car looks even cooler.
Jaguar XE 20d Engine and Performance
The new Jaguar XE 20D has a 2.0-litre Ingenium Diesel engine, which generates 182 bhp power and 430 newtons of torque. This engine is equipped with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which sends the entire power into the rear wheel.
This entry-level saloon car takes only 9 seconds to reach the 0-100 km/hr speed and its top speed is 228 km/h.
The new Jaguar XE comes with four driving modes: Eco, Normal/City, Dynamic and Rain/Snow Where eco mode saves fuel consumption, the dynamic mode is used for fast driving. In the Rain/Snow mode, this car helps in making the grip on the road.
Jaguar XE 20d Safety Features
Talking about the security features, the new Jaguar comes with XE Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), ABS+EBD along with other features such as BA, traction control, ASPC, and five airbags.
Jaguar XE 20d Price and Mileage
The XE 20d is one of the cheapest cars of the Jaguar brand, which has a price tag of Rs. 43.21 lakhs ex-showroom (Delhi). In the city, this new Jaguar XE gives an average of 11.2 km/ litre and 14.5 km/ litre on the highway, which is quite good for a luxury car.
Should You Buy Jaguar XE 20d?
Jaguar XE 20d looks a bit expensive at the starting price of Rs 43.21 lakhs. But if you want to buy an entry-level mid-size sporty sedan car, and focusing on power and comfort, then this car can be a perfect choice for you.