The 2015 Jaguar XE has gone into production at the company's Solihull plant in the United Kingdom.
Set to become the first Jaguar ever built in the factory, the XE marks the company's return to the entry-level luxury segment. While it will face strong competition from German rivals, the XE rides an aluminum-intensive platform and familiar Jaguar styling cues.
Under the hood, a variety of engines will be available including:
A 2.0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder diesel engine with outputs of 163 PS (119 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque as well as 180 PS (132 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with outputs of 200 PS (147 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque as well as 240 PS (176 kW) and 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) of torque
A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 340 PS (250 kW) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque
According to Solihull Operations Director Alan Volkaerts, "The arrival of the new Jaguar XE marks a new chapter in the history of this plant and showcases the flexibility of our manufacturing operation thanks to a strategic investment in aluminum technologies and infrastructure. I speak on behalf of the whole team when I say what an incredible privilege it is to be producing not one, but two of the world’s best loved motoring brands.”