The Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF sedans are finally free and independent from relying on Ford’s petrol engines for long as the new versions of both cars get their very own all-aluminium Ingenium petrol engines – launched finally in India.
Jaguar Land Rover India launched the Jaguar XE and XF with all new 2.0 litre Ingenuim petrol engines which come with a twin-scroll turbocharger that claims to cut down turbo-lag and boost up fuel efficiency. The new all-aluminium Ingenium petrol engines are lighter than the older two-litre petrol motor these sedans had and will improve the performs of both cars. The new engines are developed by JLR and are made using the Continuously Variable Valve Lift technology. The low friction performance improves its power output by 25 percent – while being 15 percent more fuel-efficient at the same time, thanks to its light weight.
With the new engines, Jaguar XE and XF gets 147 kW (200 bhp) and 184 kW (250 bhp) power outputs, mated to an 8-Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission with sequential shifts, and All Surface Progress Control. The 147 kW powertrain will be offered in XE Pure and Prestige, and XF Prestige. Whereas, the later more powerful 184 kW comes only with the Portfolio variants of the XE and XF. Besides engine, nothing much has changed in the new cars – keeping it classic and not messing with the expectations and look-and-feel of the sedans.
At the time of launch, Rohit Suri, president & MD, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said, “The XE and XF have done tremendously well in India and with the entry of the refined and efficient Ingenium petrol powertrain on our award winning sedans, we expect more customers to enjoy the thrilling drive experience these two cars offer.” Perhaps, for better engines, Jaguar hasn’t changed much on the price tags as new Jaguar XE and XF range start at Rs 35.99 lakh and Rs 49.80 lakh.