You won’t see the 2017 Jaguar XE on the lot at Jaguar of Peabody. Not yet, anyway, but it’s coming soon, and we’re excited. For one thing, this will be the first midsized Jaguar sedan in more than a decade. For another, the XE is a quantum leap from its departed predecessor, the Jaguar X-Type. Its design borrows some of its visual cues — and, more importantly, some of its mechanical features — from R&D that went into the Jaguar F-Type. With the XE, Jaguar is taking dead aim at its European rivals, and looks poised to make a strong showing in the segment.
The 2017 Jaguar XE will appear early next year, available in four trim levels: the base Jaguar XE, the Jaguar XE Premium, the Jaguar XE Prestige, and the Jaguar XE-R Sport. While not all features will be available on all trim levels, some of the key specifications include a choice of three engines (240hp turbocharged gas or 180hp turbocharged diesel, or 340hp Supercharged V6 gas), automatic transmission (manual will follow later in the year), RWD and AWD variants, alloy wheels, Jaguar InControl Apps™, and options packages specifically tailored to each trim level.
The Jaguar F-Type has proven to be a shot in the arm for Jaguar, cementing a turnaround that’s been years in the making. Customers and automotive writers alike are buzzing about it, and for good reason: it’s a gorgeous car, and it’s been a reminder to many people why they’ve loved Jaguar all these years. In its own way, the 2017 Jaguar XE is even more important. It promises to lower the barrier of entry to the Jaguar brand, but even more importantly, it’s proof that the F-Type was no fluke. Jaguar is firmly and decisively on a roll.
To find out more about customizing your very own 2017 Jaguar XE, come to the Jaguar of Peabody showroom in Nashua. If you’re looking for something larger (like the 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio Sedan) or more sporty (like the 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible), we’ve got you covered.