The Jaguar XE (codename X760)is a midsize car manufactured by the British manufacturer Jaguar. The model was launched at the March 2014 Geneva Motor Show, with production beginning in April 2015.The XE is the first midsize car Jaguar has produced since the 2009 model year X-Type and is the first of several Jaguar models to be built using Jaguar's new modular aluminium architecture, moving the company away from the Ford derived platforms that were used in the past for the X-Type and XF. The use of Jaguar's own platform allows the XE to feature either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, and it is the first car in its segment with an aluminium monocoque structure.
The vehicle was announced, but not displayed, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It had its world première on 8 September 2014 in London. Sales were expected to begin globally in 2015, followed by the United States in 2016. Production formally commenced on 13 April 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant.
The XE is powered by the new Jaguar Land Rover 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine range called Ingenium, as well as a Ford and Mazda sourced 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine (which will be replaced by an Ingenium-based petrol engine in 2016) and the new Jaguar 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine used by the F-Type.The V6 engines features in higher performance variants.The Ingenium 2.0-litre engine family will come on both petrol and diesel variants and in a range of different power outputs. The 2.0-litre diesel producing 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) plays a part in reducing the overall averaged fuel consumption and carbon emission figures of new Jaguars, being capable of beating the 25 km/L (4.0 L/100 km; 59 mpg-US) barrier, and producing CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The cleanest models in Britain will have Vehicle Excise Duty charged at £0 per year. Jaguar's Special Operations division will prepare a high performance variant to compete with the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS 4, the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. This model will use the Jaguar AJ-V8 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, developing 500 PS (370 kW; 490 hp).
The XE is the first Jaguar to be built at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Solihull, which will be dedicated to the manufacture of aluminium vehicles - both Jaguar and Land Rover branded. The XE will be manufactured on the same production line as the second generation aluminium Range Rover Sport. Production of the XE is expected to also commence in China during 2015, alongside the Range Rover Evoque.The Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder enginesused in Jaguar XE is built at their new engine plant near Wolverhampton in Staffordshire.