Jaguar XE Listed on India Website; Bookings Open for 2014 Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XE Listed on India Website; Bookings Open for 2014 Jaguar XJJaguar India /Screenshot

British luxury car maker Jaguar has listed its entry-level premium sedan, the XE on the company's India website.

The Jaguar XE, which made its appearance at the recently concluded 2014 Geneva Motor Show, is based on the company's brand new aluminium architecture called iQ, which was seen in the C-X17 concept vehicle in 2013.

The vehicle will be powered by newly developed four-cylinder engine which can have low emission and can attain top speed of 300kmph. The car will compete with the Mercedes-Benz C -Class, the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 in India.

"We never forget we are designing a Jaguar, and that means it must be as exciting to look at and drive, as it is brilliant to run and practical to own. We believe we've done just that with the Jaguar XE," Jaguar India website quoted Ian Callum, Director of Design.

Meanwhile, the Indian arm of Jaguar has started accepting the bookings for its upcoming 2014 XJ in the country with an advance payment of 5 lakh, reported Motoroids.

2014 XJ, the flagship sedan from the luxury car maker will reach Indian shores in June and the company will bring Jaguar XJ via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route. The CKD will be assembled at its plant in Pune. Globally, Jaguar XJ is marketed with 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines and a 5.0-litre petrol V8 motor.

Recently, company launched its XF 2.0l petrol sedan in India, priced at ₹48.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The car is powered by a1999 cc, inline 4 petrol engines which can generate a power of 240 hp and torque of 340 N. The vehicle accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 7.9 seconds and offers a top speed of 194 kmph. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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(Edited by Anu James)