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Jaguar has recently announced the production start of the new mid-size sedan, the XE, at the company’s facility in Solihull, United Kingdom.

The brand new Jaguar XE is getting one step closer to its future customers as the model in question has recently went into production. The mid-size premium sedan is the first Jaguar ever to be assembled in the facility, as the carmaker is stating.

“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”, said Alan Volkaerts, the Solihull operations director.

The Jaguar XE is the company’s answer to models such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the BMW 3-Series or the Audi A4. This is riding on an aluminum intensive platform and it is coming with the familiar styling cues. As far as the engine lineup goes, this includes the 163 HP (119 kW) & 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque and the 180 HP (132 kW) & 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque 2.0L Ingenium four-cylinder, along with the turbo petrol 2.0L with 200 HP (147 kW) & 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) or 240 HP (176 kW) & 340 Nm (250 lb-ft). The current range-topping version is a 3.0L V6 supercharged with 340 HP (250 kW) & 450 Nm (331 lb-ft).