2015 NAIAS: Jaguar XE image

The new compact sedan coming from Jaguar, the XE, has been introduced in NAIAS, in a local premiere.

The newest model to go on sale against the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and Cadillac ATS, the Jaguar XE, is getting ready to tackle its rivals as it has been introduced, in a local premiere, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The model in question has the same stylish exterior design, a prominent front grille, large air intakes, sweptback headlights, front fender vents, an attractive roof line and several other tweaks which make it instantly recognizable.

Some of the features found on the model include the satellite navigation system, the cloth seats, glossy black trim, multi function leather wrapped steering wheel, DAB radio, 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, Windsor leather, LED daytime running lights, two-tone instrument panel, aluminum trim electrically adjustable front seats, glossy black center console and so on. Keep in mind that most of these features are currently being offered as an option, on the Old Continent, at least.

The high performance Jaguar XE S has been confirmed and this will be using a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine, which will be producing total output of 340 HP (253 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. In this version, the sedan will reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in 4.9 seconds and it will go up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). No more details on the U.S. engine lineup have been announced at this time.