The XE, which will arrive with an extensive aluminum body, will slot in below the brand's XF and XJ models. Jaguar will offer the XE S with a supercharged direct-injected 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 340 hp and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. It will also offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The vehicle, which takes styling cues from the F-Type coupe, is expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2016 to compete with the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4.
The XE will offer the new InControl infotainment system and a safety feature known as "all surface progress control" that controls the vehicle's brake system and powertrain to improve traction at lower speeds on slippery roads. A two-camera system will measure the speed and distance of forward objects and initiate braking on the gasoline model.