Jaguar XE Diesel Variant Imported to India for Homologation

Jaguar has imported a couple of units of the diesel variants of its newly launched luxury sedan - XE in India for homologation.

By Seshan Vijayraghvan


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Published on April 7, 2016

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    Recent reports have revealed that Tata Motors-owned Jaguar has imported a couple of units of the diesel variants of its newly launched luxury sedan - XE in India for homologation. Jaguar has already launched a petrol version of the car at the 2016 Auto Expo, and now it looks like the carmaker will soon bring out the diesel variant as well in India.

    Jaguar XE was one of the most awaited cars to come out of the British carmaker's stable in India. Currently it is also the most affordable Jaguar in the market that is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged, four cylinder petrol engine that comes in two states of tunes. While the first one churns out a maximum of 197bhp and develops a peak torque of 320Nm, the more powerful version generates 237bhp and develops 340Nm of peak torque. Both the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels.

    As mentioned above, Jaguar had imported two units of the XE diesel in India for homologation as well as R&D. Of course when the car launches in India, like the petrol variant, the diesel version too is expected to reach our shores as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit. Globally the diesel version of the XE comes powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that also comes in two states of tune - a 160bhp version that develops 380Nm of peak torque and more powerful 178bhp version that develops 430Nm of max torque.

    Although the power figures of the imported variants haven't been revealed, we believe Jaguar will only launch the latter version in India. All the four engines belong to the company's newly developed Ingenium engine family.

    Interestingly, both the versions of the diesel engines have a cubic capacity of 1999cc, which means Jaguar will be able to sell both the diesel engines in Delhi. Currently, as per Supreme Court orders, there is a ban on registration of diesel cars with engine capacity 2000cc and above. Considering all the other competitors - Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4 - come with engines that are above 2000cc, Jaguar will get a huge advantage over its competitors.

    Source: Zauba


    Last Updated on April 10, 2016

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