When the XE arrives on North American shores next spring it will do with a strange contraption sticking out of the centre console.
According to Car & Driver the XE will be available with a manual to anyone who wants one. Well that's not quite true. You'll only be able to get one on the entry level XE 25t.
Jaguar has seen some success offering the manual in their F-Type, where it enjoys a 10-20% take rate. Jaguar is banking on similar figures for the XE.
“It is enough to be worth the investment, and we are happy with our decision,” North American CEO Joe Eberhardt told C&D.