British carmaker Jaguar has launched the petrol version of XE Prestige variant in India. Priced at Rs. 43.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) the new variant will be placed between the XE Pure and XE Portfolio variants priced at Rs. 39.9 lakh and Rs. 47.99 lakh respectively (both ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The car is designed on a new platform based on aluminium intensive architecture using lightweight aluminium monocoque chassis that makes the car extremely light yet strong. As for styling the new Jaguar XE takes inspiration from its older siblings, Jaguar XJ and XF offering some sharp exterior features and fluid character lines.
There aren't too many major changes in the Prestige variant compared to the other two variant except for some new additions like rear parking camera, ORVMs with memory, ambient lighting, Taurus leather upholstery, sunroof, memory function for the driver seat, and a 380W Meridian sound system.
Rohit Suri, president, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said: “The all-new Jaguar XE is a distinctive combination of Jaguar’s cutting-edge innovation, technology and design. With the introduction of the Jaguar XE, we have entered a new market segment and made Jaguar more accessible to our customers while maintaining the premium and aspirational equity of the brand. This luxury sport saloon has been setting benchmarks in the industry since its launch and with the introduction of the Prestige derivative, we are confident of its continued popularity and success.”
The Prestige trims get a few more additions in term of features over the Pure trim such as interior mood lightings, Taurus leather appointments, memory function for driver seat, sliding sunroof, a 380W sound system by Meridian and four-way lumbar support settings.
However, the Prestige trim shares the same 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder turbo motor available in the Pure trim. It produces close to 200PS of power and 320Nm of torque which lends it the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 7.7 seconds, while it can achieve a top speed of 237kmph.