Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE

Jaguar ’s long rumored XE model is finally making its way towards production as confirmed with the newest spy shots of the small roadster. First thought to be dropped due to struggling sales, the XE project has been seen spot testing with almost zero camouflage, and we like what we see.

The retractable hard top that was first thought to featured on the XE is obviously vacant, and a soft top can be found in its place. This, as well as the rest of the design language, falls in line with all of the latest Jaguar models. The Roadster will be built on the same platform as the XK , so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the same package from the XKR-S in the upcoming model. As for the engine lineup, the XE will feature a range of V6 engines, and a V8 for the top R version.

Expect the new XE model to be launched sometime next year as a direct competitor for models like the Porsche 911 .

UPDATE 09/19/2011: The production version of the Jaguar C-X16 concept has been caught testing in the European Alps. The production version, rumored to be called XE will be offered in both roadster and coupe versions, with the coupe also getting a GT3 version.

UPDATE 10/24/2011 : Jaguar has recently filled a patent at the U.S. Patent Office for the "C-XE" moniker which is leading people to believe that the next sports car will use that name instead. It is also believed that the roadster version will be called the R-XE. The only problem is that the "R" letter in the Jaguar world usually refers to a high performance sports car.

Source: Straightline

While talking about the company’s future plans, Karl-Peter Forster and Ralph Speth confirmed that the XE sports roadster will make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show . This is exactly 50 years after the debut of the XKE which it is reputed to be the spiritual successor. Jaguar will unveil it as a roadster first, but a coupe version will follow.

The 2013 Jaguar XE will be built on an all-new aluminum platform and will be powered by a V8 petrol engine with 385hp in a naturally aspired version and 510 hp in the supercharged version. Reports also suggest that the upcoming XE will be made as a hybrid variant. The gas/electric vehicle will use a much more efficient lithium ion battery pack, as opposed to today’s nickel based energy storage devices. Fans of high performance don’t fret, because Jaguar is also preparing an R version of the XE.

Source: Inside Line

As announced previously Jaguar is preparing to reveal a successor for the E-Type. Called XE, the new model will be a competitor for models like Mercedes SLK and Porsche Boxster and will make its official debut in 2010 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

2011 Jaguar XE Roadster - will it look like this?

The German magazine AutoBild reports that the 2011 XE Roadster will "continue the new design line with a fierce look and a distinctive front grille."

The XE will be built on an all-new aluminum platform and will be powered by a V8 petrol engine with 385hp in naturally aspired version and 510 hp in the supercharged version.

Source: Autobild

At any point in the future where you see yourself in front of a 2013 Jaguar XE , you should know that it was well worth the wait.

Despite the fact that it’s still a few years from now, the new Jaguar compact sports car is poised to take the XE line to new and unprecedented heights. With a lightweight, 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s capable of churning out as much as 450 horsepower, Jaguar is wasting no time in preparing the world for the new two-plus seater 2013 XE.

Together with the new XK, Jaguar is set to release a canvas top roadster of the XE, which will then be followed by a coupe version, allowing for prospective buyers to choose what style of the XE they prefer.

As it stands, the company is expected to release 60,000 units of both the
2013 XE and the XK, an optimistic number for a company that struggled to make any kind of dent on car sales this year.

After struggling with sales for the better part of the 2009, Jaguar is pegging 2013 as a big year for them and releasing a preview of what’s in store for customers is a sign that the Tata-owned luxury brand is hell bent on returning to its rightful place on top of any car enthusiast’s wish list.

Judging from the way the car looks – and the rumored engine it’s
supposed to come in – the 2013 XE just may be the car Jaguar is looking for to jumpstart its fledgling brand.

Now that the classic English sports car Jaguar is in the hands of Indian entrepreneur Ratan Tata, the automaker’s future is looking pretty promising. With an all-new Jaguar XE Jaguar XE on the way to compete with other compact sports cars like the Porsche Boxster and Cayman, things should get even better. The new XE is part of Jaguar Jaguar ’s plan to increase production to 100,000 units per year by 2015. This is an ambitious plan that also includes the all new 2010 XJ sedan and XJC coupe, a facelift for the four door sports car XF in 2011, an XE roadster for 2013 and new XF and XK models for 2014, and respectively 2015. But the best news will come next year when the automaker announces a new super car.

The 2013 Jaguar XE will be powered by a V6 that putts out a maximum output of 275 HP in naturally aspirated form and makes closer to 350 HP with the help of a supercharger. Reports also suggest that the upcoming XE will also be made as a hybrid variant . The gas/electric vehicle will use a much more efficient lithium ion battery pack, as opposed to today’s nickel based energy storage devices. Fans of high performance don’t fret, because Jaguar is also preparing a R version of the XE.

Source: CAR

You may already know that Jaguar is preparing for the launch of the XE in 2012. Next to the V6 and V8 engines, the XE chassis will also be offered with a gas sipping 3 cylinder gas/electric hybrid version, set up similarly to Chevrolet Chevrolet ’s upcoming Volt EV. The first concept version of this forward thinking hybrid sports car should make its Auto Show debut sometime in 2010; with this model Tata aims to compete directly with other electric roadsters builders like Tesla and Fisker.

Expect the 2011 XE Hybrid to be powered by a lithium ion battery pack, as opposed to today’s nickel based energy storage devices. The small displacement motor will act mainly to recharge the batteries which they will run off of most of the time, just like General Motors’ car of tomorrow. Good news for the petrol heads in the audience, the traditionally powered modern day E Type is expected to have Jaguar’s new 5.0 Litre V8 engine, making 385 HP, while a 510 HP supercharged version is expected to make an appearance under the range topping sport model.

This electrifying news comes after a report back in April that said Jaguar had an electric Jaguar XJ in the works for 2010, in which the now Indian owned company could benefit from a sizable sack of cash from the British Government.


We are really loving the news that comes out of Jaguar lately. Parent company CEO Ratan Tata really seems to get how to fight an economic slowdown. "I don’t believe we can afford to emerge from the recession as we are," he Autocar recently. "We need to emerge with something shiny and new, which is why we are re-prioritizing the roadster right now."

The new sports car is expected to be called the XE , and may be aimed as direct competitor for the Porsche 911. The car may not take too long to go from concept to production because Jaguar only has a limited supply of parts. That mean the XE will used a modified version of the platform already in use for the XF, XK and future XJ . The engine in use would also likely be either an naturally aspirated or supercharged version of the new 5.0-liter V8 that is in use throughout the Jaguar range (currently making between 385 and 510 hp). What will be exclusive to the new XE will be a new version of Jag’s sultry styling.

We haven’t gotten word yet on when we’ll see the new roadster from Jaguar. We do know that the new XJ is first in line, and that will likely be shown at Frankfurt in September.

Source: MotorTrend

Lotus doesn’t just make its own cars, its also an engineering firm. Lotus’ hands have given the Delorean its only redeeming quality (the handling), and even turned a Lada Riva into a track-ready racer for the guys at Top Gear . So it’s no surprise that Lotus would give its fellow countrymen at Jaguar the occasional turn of the wrench.

It’s now being reported that Jaguar is using Lotus’ resources in the development of the XE roadster . “They’re sending data to Lotus Engineering on Jaguar’s behalf,” said a well-placed source.

Jaguar is looking to use an aluminum chassis on the future XE. While Jaguar is familiar with using the lightweight alloy on the XJ , Lotus has become an expert at it (including giving Aston Martin a hand with the Vanquish ). This would also not be the first time the two companies have teamed up. Lotus was onboard last summer to help create the super sharp, U.K.-only Jaguar XKR-S .

Source: AutoCar

Last week the rumors of a future Jaguar supercar caught us by so much suprise, we had to use pics from a 2001 concept to come close to a vision of the car. Now AutoExpress has taken the modern look of Jaguar and applied it to the mid-engined coupe specs that are rumored to be on the Audi R8 fighter.

The new model should be called the XE and will be built on an all-new aluminum chassis. The car utilize the newly enlarged 5.0-liter V8 engine, which makes at least 510 hp in supercharged form (same one from the XFR ). This car could have the ability to make the 0 to 60 sprint in less than four seconds. Also if Jag wants to do a little minor engine tweaking, it may be able to get the same 225 mph speed out of this super-sleek cat as it did with the XFR at Bonneville.

Source: AutoExpress

Rumors about a 911 competitor from Jaguar have been circulating for quite a while now. Well, Jaguar is now one step closer when it trademarked the C-XE and C-XJ names. The C-XJ is the name of the concept version of the future generation XJ sedan. The C-XE should be the name of the a concept of a two-seat sports car called XE that is set to be revealed in 2012.

Jaguar may be looking to go further into the sports car market now that Ford is no longer in the picture. As a part of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group, Jaguar Jaguar was stopped from making certain sports cars so it would not cannibalize sales from Aston Martin. Now that Jaguar is owned by Tata, it has no performance ceiling.


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