This is actually the first official picture of the all new Jaguar XE sedan.
Which will compete directly with the BMW 3 series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and Kia Rio.
It is RWD and will be powered by an all new 2.0 Liter Turbo as well as a 3.0 Liter V6.
No matter what the XE looks like, I am pretty sure it won’t look as good as the B99 Bertone Concept from 2011.
Although I must say I am surprised that the grille looks so similar…
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Kia Rio? Are you being funny Vince? :p
That was quick.
Kia Rio lol
If you actually look at how ugly and cliche the XE looks, Vince actually makes a very solid point at pitting this 4yr too late design with the Rio. Jaguar is headed no where fast. The coupe and the suv help.
Jaguar is really investing a lot in a sedan with a front end design theme that hasn't been a huge hit in the marketplace. I don't know if this is a good idea.
It looks like a really hot Volvo from 2005.
I would be unloading my Tata stock if I had any.
I like it. Would like to see more.
Jags problem is NOT design. Its reliability. (cost of ownership is too high vs Mercedes or BMW or even Audi). With the new owners I expect that problem to get worse (since they also make the car known as most likely to burst into flames spontaniously–no kidding!)
To respond the the third comment on how jaguars design language for the sedan is dated, I beg to differ. When the XF came out nearly 8 years ago it was far ahead of it's time. Speed up to present day and the XF has aged so gracefully that it looks current for a 2015 model car.
To respond to the eighth comment on how Jaguar's design language is NOT dated, I too beg to differ. You said it all, "When the XF came out nearly 8 years ago . . . " Eight years is eight years too long.
^^ Dated would mean that it looks older than most new cars on the market. If the design looked futuristic in 2007 and has aged to "current" design status the number of years it's been around is irrelevant.