As we inch toward XE's debut we are slowly but surely being fed morsels of information to keep us all fizzing. However with every morsel comes a new question, lets have a look shall we.
We know the XE will be making use of a new range of four cylinder engines dubbed Ingenium. These engines will be available in naturally aspirated, supercharged and turbocharged format. Also a diesel is to be expected.
What we don't know is in what capacity Jaguars other motors could or would be utilized. The Supercharged 6 will fit under the bonnet and the 8 cylinder from the F-Type is also thought to fit, however where it becomes unclear is if these motors will be locked into XER or XER-S trims.
We know the XE is having its neck rung on the Nurburgring, videos show it looking poised and competent along the gruelling Nordschleife.
What we don't know is how well the Jaguar is progressing on this hallowed motorsports ground, especially in relation to its prime rival the BMW 3 series.
We know Jaguar will not be the price leader in segment, management refuses to discount the price point of the XE to undercut the venerable Teutonic trio. Meaning Jaguar is expecting the XE to offer substantial value over the German saloons.
What we don't know is where the XE will ultimately fall, Jaguar has given no indication nor range which they are targeting.
We know the XE is pegged as the vehicle that will bring Jaguar into the mainstream luxury dogfight between the Germans and Lexus (at least globally). What we don't know is why anyone should consider the XE over well proven offers in segment. Buzz seems to be nascent anywhere outside of the United Kingdom so its been difficult to surmise just exactly how into the XE consumers are.
We know Jaguar has tried their hand in the entry level luxury segment before with the X-Type, we also know it was an unmitigated disaster for a variety of circumstances.
What we don't know is if this time will be any different...
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