Jaguar unveils XE with mild-hybrid engine option

The saloon has received an updated powertrain in the wake of poor sales and tough competition.

With the growing and completely incomprehensible growing popularity of SUVs, Jaguar has decided that the best way to tackle this threat is by releasing an updated version of their XE saloon with a new mild-hybrid engine option.

The updated car has had the V6 replaced with a 201bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel and a 48V mild-hybrid set-up. The petrol side meanwhile has two versions: the RWD 247bhp 2.0-litre turbo and the top-of-the-range AWD 296bhp 2.0-litre turbo, which allows the car to go 0-60 in 5.6 sec.

The company has also reduced the starting price from £34,600 to £29,365, with deliveries set to begin early next year.

I don't really see the purpose of updating the car in this way, because what has been done essentially is that they have made a Jag that is only slightly environmentally-friendly than the previous versions, but will nevertheless somehow gain interest because it's a new product.

What a great way to spend your hard-earned revenue, Jaguar.

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  • I love the xe, but Jaguar continues to get this this market wrong. They need a halo trim for the range, and they need to aim its direction to the bmw market. It’s a damn side better then the x type though

      4 months ago