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New Jaguar XE Makes North American Debut at 2015 Detroit Show
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By: Andreas Tsaousis
January 12, 2015


Last year has been a good one for Jaguar Land Rover, seeing as its sales were up nine percent compared to 2013. It was also the fifth consecutive year posting an increase in deliveries – though Jaguar’s North American sales were up by a mere 276 units.

The British luxury brand hopes that its all-new XE compact saloon will be a major asset in posting better results in 2015. Although it was first unveiled last October in Paris, the XE is making its North American debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

Scheduled to go on sale in 2016, the XE will be available with both petrol and diesel engines, both combined with an eight-speed auto and available with rear- and all-wheel drive.

The first is a 3.0-liter supercharged petrol V6 churning out 340hp and 436Nm (32 lb-ft) of torque for the S version, which accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and goes on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). JLR did not disclose details of the diesel powertrain, though we expect it to be the 3.0-liter V6 that was also unveiled today in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

"Our mission was to create an exciting and dynamic design clearly reflecting the XE positioning as a serious driver's car”, said Jagurar’s director of design Ian Callum. “The cab-rearward proportions and tight packaging achieve that and give the XE the appearance of movement even when it's standing still. It bears a strong family resemblance to the F-Type and will stand apart in the crowd."

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Interior is certainly minimalist in an Audi A3 kind of way. Beautiful exterior, though. Should play well to its target audience.
 

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The S Version sounds interesting, but in the end, it's just a car with an okay exterior and absolutely awful interior.

Where is the freakin' wood? This looks like a Ford Fusion!
As for the exterior... 2009 Jaguar called. It wants this 2014 Jag to move on.
 

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Where is the freakin' wood? This looks like a Ford Fusion!
As for the exterior... 2009 Jaguar called. It wants this 2014 Jag to move on.
I think the interior is awful.

It's not even the dash that's bad, though. Quite the contrary, actually. I think the dash looks nice, but it's the door panels that are terrible. What were they thinking?
 

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The S Version sounds interesting, but in the end, it's just a car with an okay exterior and absolutely awful interior.



Hopefully it sells well for Jaguar, but I don't think it'll be a hot seller.
Well we'll see next year, but IMO you are wrong. It's no more bland than an comparable Audi and supposedly the tactile quality of the interior is top notch. Once people sit in it, and then gaze at the lovely front it will sell very well, again IMO. Let's see how it does in Europe later this year as that'll be a good indicator of it's overall desirability.
 

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Maybe it's the photograph, but the interior looks rather low-rent.

The exterior looks something like the Avenir. (Or maybe it's more correct to say that the Avenir looks like this car?) I prefer the Buick in any case, but it's just a concept and this will be in showrooms soon.

Don't love it, don't hate it.
 

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Maybe it's the photograph, but the interior looks rather low-rent.

The exterior looks something like the Avenir. (Or maybe it's more correct to say that the Avenir looks like this car?) I prefer the Buick in any case, but it's just a concept and this will be in showrooms soon.

Don't love it, don't hate it.
That's an insult to the gorgeous Avenir.
 

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Is that cloth in a Jaguar? Please tell me that isn't cloth in a Jaguar...
 
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