After more than a year of the launch of the Jaguar XE Petrol, the British automaker has finally introduced the diesel version of the Jaguar XE in the Indian market. The diesel XE starts from Rs.38.25 lakh and is available in three variants, the Pure, Prestige and the Portfolio. The diesel version is Rs.1 lakh more expensive than the petrol version which is priced at Rs.37.25 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). Here are the variant wise prices of the new XE.

Jaguar XE 2.0L Diesel Pure Rs.38.25 lakh

Jaguar XE 2.0L Diesel Prestige Rs.42.04 lakh

Jaguar XE 2.0L Diesel Portfolio Rs.46.34 lakh

The new XE is powered by a 2.0-litre Ingenium motor that also powers the diesel version of its elder siblings, the XF and the F-Pace SUV. The 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 180PS of power and 430Nm of torque and is coupled to Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic gearbox. As the Jaguar XE was only available with a petrol engine until now, customers who wanted a diesel sedan didn’t have any option to choose from.

The diesel version is equally loaded in terms of features as compared to the petrol version. It comes with features like 380W Meridian Sound System, sliding panoramic sunroof, surround camera system, 10-way electrically adjustable front seats and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with navigation.

The bookings for the XE diesel had commenced a few weeks ago for a token amount of Rs 2 lakh, and now the XE is available at all of Jaguar’s 24 authorised outlets across the country.

The XE primarily competes with the diesel variants of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and the Volvo S60.

The Jaguar XE is the third most affordable diesel sedan among its competitors. While, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, starts at 39.97 lakh, the Audi A4 starts at Rs.40.2 lakh. The BMW 5 Series and the Volvo S60 start at Rs.35.16 lakh and 37.5 lakh respectively.

Source: CarDekho