A Hooligan On Four Wheels
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has taken the covers off their latest monster. Based on the standard XE saloon this extreme performance Jaguar is capable of touching 321 km/h mark. The Project 8 is the second Jaguar collector’s edition car after the F-TYPE Project 7 introduced back in the year 2014.
So to explain the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in few sentences, it’s a hand built four-door sedans which have a performance of a Supercar. This car is meant particularly for the driving enthusiast because it gets a huge 5.0 Litre supercharged V8 motor under its hood which will be capable of producing about 600 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive amount of torque. The sedan will be available worldwide in four-seat configuration. Jaguar will make only 300 examples worldwide, and you can expect atleast one or two to arrive in India as well. The car will be assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry. The car will be making its first debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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Watch the car in action in the video as it takes on the unforgiving Nürburgring Nordschleife
Remember Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle operation division which built some wild cars like the Range Rover Sport SVR and F-Type Project 7. The same team is back once again with yet another model, this time the SVR team has worked their magic on a standard variant of the Jaguars XE entry-level sedan. Jaguar calls the project the new XE SV Project 8. This prototype packs a lot of punch from its 5.0 Litre V8 unit.
Jaguar announced officially that this upcoming sedan would generate about 600 Ps of peak power which will make it the most powerful road legal Jaguar in History. The overall production of this special model will be limited to just 300 units worldwide. The prototype is currently undergoing testing on the harsh and unforgiving Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The car has been wrapped in heavy camouflage as you can already notice in these images. Regarding overall styling the prototype has received a redesigned bumper towards the front with bigger air intakes and a spoiler towards the front, the side profile remains unchanged however you will find a new set of wheels with race performance rubbers wrapped on it. Towards the rear what you will notice is a newly added fixed spoiler which will aid the car aerodynamics. Towards the rear profile, you also see quad exhaust outlet which helps in highlighting the sporty character of the car along with the bigger engine that is placed inside the hood. The car will also SVR badges on the front grille as well as towards the rear boot lid.
The 2.0 Liter diesel unit will be sold alongside the 2.0 Litre Petrol
The rumours of Jaguar launching the new 2.0 Litre diesel unit was doing rounds on the internet for quite some time, and finally, the rumours came true. Jaguar today introduced the 2.0 Litre diesel derivative of MY17 Jaguar XE in India at an attractive starting price of INR.38.25 Lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi). This engine will be sold alongside the 2.0 Litre petrol unit. The new 2.0 Litre diesel will be available with all the trim levels of the XE sedan including the base Pure, the mid-range Prestige and the top end Portfolio trims.
With the entry of this new 2.0 Litre Diesel unit, the Jaguar XE can compete directly with its other rivals as well which already came equipped with diesel drivetrains alongside the petrol units.
Talking about the new 2.0 Litre 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, in particular, this diesel mill is capable of producing about 180 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 8 speed eight-speed automatic gearbox. This diesel unit also powers some other Jaguar cars as well including the new XF and F-Pace. With the inclusion of the new Diesel unit, the XE can now compete directly with the entry-level Mercedes C 220d, the BMW 320d and the Audi A4 35 TDI.
There is no difference regarding equipment list the Jaguar XE gets Jaguar Drive Control, Torque Vectoring by Braking, All Surface Progress Control, Meridian Sound System (380 W), Sliding Panoramic Sunroof and 20.32 cm (8) Touch Screen with InControl Touch Infotainment System, etc.
The British AUto manufacturer has already commenced bookings for the upcoming diesel variant
Jaguar has launched the XE in India back in February 2016, but it was only launched with a petrol variant. The XE petrol variant gets the 2.0-litre, in-line 4 engine which churns out 197bhp @ 5,500rpm and 320Nm of torque @ 1,200-4,500rpm. But after a year the British luxury car maker has decided to introduce the diesel variant of the sedan as well. The company has even started taking bookings in all the 24 dealerships across India.
The diesel variant of the XE will get the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo diesel engine. This engine develops around 177bhp of peak power at 4000rpm and 430Nm of torque at 1,750 – 2,500rpm. The engine will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel motor powered XE is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 7.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 228km/h.
The XE is the entry level offering from Jaguar which has definitely own immense popularity because of its styling and modern features. Apart from the XE the Jaguar range also consists of XF, XJ, F-Pace SUV and the F-Type coupe and convertible.
With the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo wrapping up in 24 hours and all the new models launched and concepts revealed we have seen the best and worst of the 2016 edition of the biennial auto event. This year’s Auto Expo was certainly the biggest and largest of its history. And as we have seen the exotic machines up close personally we take the opportunity to make list of the best of the show.
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Jaguar launched the much awaited luxury sedan XE today at the Auto Expo 2016, and look whom we bumped into at the event. Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif was spotted at the launch and we found her posing just beside the newly launched luxury sedan. The Jaguar XE gets power from a choice of 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 147 kW peak power and a differently tuned 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine churning out 177 kW peak power. The later engine comes paired with an 8 speed electronic automatic gearbox. The later variant can reach 0-100 kmph in just 6.8 seconds.
The pricing for the new Jaguar XE stands at INR 39.90 lakhs for the 2.0 litre petrol pure variant and INR. 4.50 lakhs for the petrol portfolio variant.
In the season of festivities, we the petrolheads have reason to rejoice again, as in a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo will be organized at New Delhi from 5th to 9th February, 2016. This is certainly the biggest automobile convention of Asia, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event will be bigger and better.
More than 65 automobile brands including Indian and international companies, are expected to showcase their exciting car models in the 13th edition of the event. Incidentally, in 2014 nearly 55 brands showcased their products at the event. Sadly, there will be few major brands missing this time. We will get to see some exciting new models, some new launches including world launches and hopefully a few concepts at the upcoming event.
The organizers are expecting more than 6 lakh footfall at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, resulting a 20% rise in the number of visitors. The total floor space for the event has been increased by 37240 square metres with six completely new air conditioned halls, alongside the already available eight halls, resulting the total floor space to around 79000 square metres.
Before you prepare yourself to visit the upcoming Auto Expo, we will give you a lowdown on the facts and frequently asked questions like – how to get there, timing of the show, which are the participating brands, which are the brands to miss, floor plan, hospitality, major launches to watch. Keep reading the article.
Jaguar globally debut their much awaited XE sedan at an event in London yesterday which also happens to be one of the most fuel efficient and technologically advanced sedans to come out of the British auto manufacturer’s stable. The sedan is also based on the new lightweight aluminium-intensive monocoque chassis, so what this actually means is that this upcoming sedan from jaguar will combine outstanding levels of ride and handling. Jaguar also declared that because of this weight saving method the XE will also be their most fuel efficient sedan.
This XE sedan besides just carrying the new lightweight chassis and being fuel efficient will also come loaded with some exciting new technology and features which has never been seen before like an all new InControl Infotainment system which will also come with a touchscreen display. This new technologically advanced system will also be equipped with a heads up display which will provide all the important information to the driver about the sedan so that the person driving the vehicle does not need to take their eyes of the road.
The upcoming compact sedan will compete directly with the existing BMW 3 series and will be powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine which actually powers the Jaguar F-Type, now as you all know that the F-Type is a real sportscar which was also launched not so long ago, now the same engine will power this compact sedan.
The Jaguar XE will make its World debut on 8th September, 2014 and we will bring you more updates about the sedan along with some more official images but till then we have gathered all the information that are available about the XE sedan at this moment.
Update 08.01.2016:- Jaguar will be launching the XE in the Indian market at the 2016 Auto expo in February
Update 12.01.2016:- Jaguar has commenced bookings for the XE in India
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Land Rover Discovery Sport, Defender & India Bound Jaguar XE Honoured With Scottish Car of the Year Awards
Jaguar XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Land Rover Defender are three best selling vehicles from British luxury auto maker Jaguar Land Rover. All these three vehicles won awards at the prestigious “Scottish Car of the Year Awards” ceremony.
The India bound luxury sedan XE from Jaguar won the “Best Executive Car” awards, while it also won the “Best Design and Innovation” awards at the same event back in 2014. Commenting about the vehicle Alisdair Suttie, the President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, has said, "With its fine lines penned by Scotsman Ian Callum, the Jaguar XE is as good looking as executive saloons come. It has abilities to match its looks, with first rate ride, refinement, driving dynamics and efficiency." The new Jaguar XE will be showcased at the upcoming 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo by the British marquee. Once launched, it will be the cheapest offering from Jaguar in India, and it will compete against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes Benz C-Class and the Volvo S60. The Jaguar XE is built on an all new lightweight aluminium intensive monocoque body frame. Under the hood it gets a 3.0 litre 6 cylinder all aluminum Twin-Vortex supercharger engine, paired with a ZF 8HP45 8 speed automatic gearbox, capable to churn out 344 PS peak power and 450 Nm peak torque. The XE can reach 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kmph.
Jaguars are not that popular in India. But no can deny the beauty and elegance that reflects from those machines designed at Whitley. As the British marquee’s slogan says, “How alive are you?”, Jaguar vehicles are truly living remarkable piece of elegance. The Indian people at large have always been budget conscious customers. This is why, the luxury car brands took so much time to get the fare share of the Indian market pie. But, along with time the situation has changed. Indian customers are opting for luxury cars, innovative ideas, and therefore the luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz has got success in the country. Jaguar in that case is yet to achieve that success here, but the British brand is trying hard to come up cognizable among others.
Jaguar has recently been the topic of discussion, as they unveiled quite a few gorgeous vehicles. At the 2014 New Delhi Auto Expo Jaguar showcased the C-X17 concept and launched the F-Type coupe. After two years, Jaguar has already unveiled the F-Pace SUV a few days ago, which is based on the C-X17 concept. In the 2016 edition of the biennial event at New Delhi, F-Pace will surely be the centre of attraction at the Jaguar stall. Not only that, we are expecting Jaguar will unveil the XE and XF luxury sedans at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Before you visit the upcoming Auto Expo, here TopSpeed India has brought you a brief look at the probable Jaguar lineup at 2016 Auto Expo. Take a look.
With the first northern cold breeze blowing from north, the countdown for 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo has begun. The shiny glossy body frames, vibrant colours, automotive chit chats, new car and bike launches – overall it’s something which can turn any petrolhead’s head. Last year, we have seen several car launches in the Auto Expo. This year too several cars are expected to be launched in the Auto Expo scheduled in early February, 2016.
Almost all the big automakers present in Indian automobile industry will showcase their upcoming and existing products in the Auto Expo. Many of them will launch new cars. Approximately, more than 30 new models will be launched in the Expo. Some of the automakers will launch some very important cars in the Expo.
Here we tried to bring you a brief detail of the important cars set to be launched in the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.
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BMW has introduced their latest 3 series recently and it has been crowds hot favorite for a long time now but keeping up with the competition has become tough even for this new 3 series because it has to face some really tough competition from some renowned players of the game like Mercedes C-Class and the new generation Jaguar XE.
In this video you can watch Auto Trader reviews all the three cars at once and gives us an idea of whichg car still dominates the segment.
All these cars used for this review are the diesel variants. When it comes to performance surely none of the sedans here disappoints. Considering their size and drivetrain the BMW 3 Series can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 7.8 seconds while the Jaguar XE does the same in 8.2 seconds while the Mercedes Benz C Class sedan is the slowest of the trio and achieves the same in 9.7 seconds.
Talk about dimension and the shortest car of the trio is the 3 series while the second position is occupied by the Jaguar XE but the longest sedan in its segment is the C-Class. Now all of them are practical cars here and thus boot space is also very much important for the buyers and the sedan which provides the biggest boot space is definitely the new C Class which also happens to be the longest sedan here.
The 3 series was already one perfect car so what BMW focused on was more interior room and comfort of the passengers. The 3 Series which was tested here only has a 2.0 Liter diesel unit under its hood which pumps a healthy horsepower.
The Jaguar XE might be the entry level sedan that Jaguar offers from their stable but this baby Jag surely can blow your mind away if you decided to take it on a race track and try to shred its tyres off from its wheels.
In this video you can watch the new Jaguar XE being driven on track, the first thing that will catch everyone’s attention is the exhaust note of this baby jag, yes! This sedan can really roar and you can hear it during the first phase of the video. For its better handling Jaguar has used electric power steering which with its lightweight aluminium-intensive monocoque chassis makes it really stable even on the corners and gives the driver confidence to push it hard. This rear wheel drive is definitely fun to throw in the corners because it really can spin its wheels.
The XE driven on the track in this video is a 3.0 Litre V6 variant which produces an impressive 336 BHp of peak power and which tells us that this is really one powerful sedan to drive and like I said you can really shred its rubbers by drifting it like a hooligan. Lastly when it comes to looks the XE surely will steal everyone’s attention for sure with its sharp headlamps, sleek side profile and aggressive looking grille and vents towards the front and those lovely 20 inch rims available with the V6 model surely this car don’t disappoint in terms of looks.
The XE is the competitor of the BMW 3 Series which is also sold in most of the International market including ours and this car is definitely a tough competition.
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We have heard a lot about the XE sedan which also happens to be the newest offering from Jaguar. We have already seen some official videos of this sedan in action but in this video we will be able to see the XE sedan being driven around on real roads and also the feedback it receives from the auto journalists.
Now as we are all aware of the fact that the XE uses extremely lightweight aluminium structure in its construction which has helped it in losing some fair bit of weight which in turn not only has helped it in its performance but also improving fuel efficiency figures. The XE takes on its competition Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes Benz C Class directly. Its new platform will also underpin the F-Pace which is Jaguar most anticipated Crossover and also the next generation XF sedan. Jaguar has promised that the XE will bring with it class level of refinement, sporting character and offcourse handling.
The XE will also bring with a series of 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines along with it while the range topping variant will get a 3.0 Litre V6 unit. In this video the person is driving an early prototype variant of the XE but it is using a Supercharged V6 unit which is producing about 250 KW of peak power and 450 NM of torque.
Watch enjoy and experience what the upcoming XE sedan is bringing along with it. This definitely will be one of the finest and affordable luxury sedan offered in our market from the British auto manufacturer Jaguar.
Jaguar is really making some news especially in terms of design after Ian Callum, took the responsibility on his Shoulder. Under his direction we have seen the stylish F-Type come alive and started ruling the streets from the year 2013 and now another car carrying the Jaguar logo has bagged the award of the ‘Most Beautiful Car of 2014’ at the 30th edition of Festival Automobile International in Paris.
The XE which was first showcased at the Paris Motor Show itself last year is already sold in number of markets including Europe and UK. Ian Callum himself was present at the award show and collected the prestigious award infront of the Crowd which consisted of over 600 VIP guests and more than 60 of the media. The award show began from the 28th January onward and concluded on 31st of January, the gala event was held at the Hotel des Invalides, where the XE was showcased along with 18 other concept cars including some of the popular concept cars like the Jaguar Project 7.
The XE faced tough competition this year from the Mazda MX5, the Fiat 500X and the Mercedes C Class Estate but it has won the accolade by public vote and more than 100,000 votes casted across the Country. The XE won the title with 28 percent of votes; previously it also has won the title of ’Best Production Car’ by Auto Plus magazine and the listeners of French radio station, RTL.
We were all eagerly waiting for this compact entry level sedan from Jaguar to enter the Indian market and finally we have got some news. According to the report Jaguar will be launching the XE sedan in India at the 2016, Auto Expo which usually takes place in the month of February.
This XE sedan is built on lightweight chassis and concentrates on both performance and fuel efficiency. The XE will compete directly against the Audi A4, BMW 3 series and the Mercedes Benz C-Class. Some close Jaguar officials informed Autocar India that because the XE is the entry level sedan from the British auto manufacturer that does not mean that it will be cheap infact, Jaguar has planned to launch the fully equipped variant of the XE in the Indian market and although we don’t have much details exactly about the variants and engines at this moment but expect the XE sedan to get the 2.0 Litre diesel engine under the hood which produces about 161 Bhp of peak power and 380 Nm of peak torque, this unit is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to the rear wheels. The XE is also offered with a 6 speed manual gearbox in the International market but unfortunately it won’t make it to the Indian market.
There is no more information available at this moment about the upcoming sedan and not even the fact that whether this will be sold in India via the CBU rote or will it be locally assembled at the JLR facility in Pune. But because we said that the car won’t come cheap doesn’t mean that it will be priced way above its competitors because the XE is the sedan which will bring in some sales for Jaguar.
The Audi A3, BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C Class rival is all set to enter Indian market in the second half of 2015.
We have given you all the information about the Jaguar XE which also happens to be Jaguars newest sedan and it has been built on the Jaguar Land Rover’s new modular vehicle architecture which was first previewed with the CX17 concept SUV. The XE sedan definitely will help Jag gather some numbers to fill their sales chart.
Styling wise the XE sedan definitely looks sporty, it has a coupe like roofline while the rear of the sedan seems to have been inspired from the XF sedan which is already available in the market. The standard models gets the 17 inch wheels while there is also an option of bigger rims. While inside the XE it definitely does not offer enough space like the other bigger Jaguar sedans but it surely packs lot of comfort and technology.Talking about technology the dashboard has been fitted with a brand new infotainment system which comes with an impressive 8 inch touchscreen system.
The owners of the XE will get couple of engine options to choose from, the most powerful engine that is available with XE is a 3.0-liter V-6 unit which has been borrowed from the F-Type; this unit produces about 335 Hp of peak power. Beside the 3.0 Litre V6 unit there is also a smaller 2.0 Litre four cylinder Turbocharged engine unit. Jaguar will also offer a 2.0 Litre diesel engine units with this new sedan which will most probably produce around 160 hp of peak power while the unit available with the top end trims can produce upto 170-180 Hp if peak power.
The much anticipated Jaguar XE sedan made its global debut at a gala event in London and yes! It did received all the attention that it needed and why won’t it will appeal to the world, it has got the looks, the technology and above all performance oriented engine lineup which on the other hand returns an impressive fuel economy.
Now you can expect the XE sedan to go on sale in the International market by the first of the year 2015 and also expect it to reach our Indian shores in the year 2015 only. Before its global unveiling the iconic British auto manufacturer Jaguar has kept it secret for a long time and only revealed few of the technical details and also gave us the hint of the all the modern technology that the XE is bringing with it.
Now finally when it is out in the open we have provided you with five interesting and crucial things that we thought you should know of the XE sedan which also happens to the most affordable car from the stable of Jaguar.
The Countdown has already started, Jaguar is all set to launch their much anticipated XE compact sedan Globally today on 8th September 2014. You can watch the live telecast at these times 13:15 EST/ 18:15 GMT 19:15 BST/ 20:15 CEST. So stay Tuned.
The XE sedan is built on Jaguar’s new stiff bonded and riveted aluminum structures which also uses aerospace inspired technology. This has resulted in a reduced overall weight of the vehicle also making it one of the most fuel efficient Jaguar sedans ever. It will also share its Drivetrain with the F-Type and thus will be powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Beside just being lightweight and powerful it also feature some of the most advanced Incontrol Infotainment system on board.
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Every other person who keeps a little knowledge about automobiles World knows the fact Jaguar is secretly developing a new entry level sedan which will compete directly with the existing BMW 3 Series and is built on Jaguars new all-new aluminum architecture which was first showcased with the CX-17 Concept SUV from jaguar.
Although Jaguar released this new teaser video of their upcoming sedan but nothing much has been shown or exposed about the new XE except the front which also was shown couple of weeks ago when Jaguar released some official teaser image of their XE sedan. But the new XE will definitely take some inspiration from their already existing luxury sedan the XJ and the XF but will also feature a completely new interior which will be equipped with a new infotainment system, it will also be loaded with some other modern technologies like the laser heads up display which will help the driver to get all the information about their car without taking their eyes off the windscreen.
Jaguar already announced that their upcoming BMW 3 series rival will be powered by the 3.0-liter V-6 engine which also does duty on the Jaguar’s popular F-Type Sports coupe. That’s right! The XE compact sedan will be powered by the powerful Sports Coupe engine which means you will have all the power when you push that throttle. The XE will also have the capability of hitting the 300 km/h mark which is absolutely amazing. The lightweight Aluminum structure is not only lightweight but also is stiff which will even make the handling interesting.
Offcourse! This sedan will make it to our Indian market by the second half of the year 2015 and will be the entry level sedan which will compete directly with the Audi A4, the Mercedes C Class and the BMW 3 Series.
We all are eagerly waiting for the entry level Jaguar XE sedan and recently Jaguar has released an official video in which the details of the XE sedan’s InControl multimedia infotainment system and features are explained thoroughly, beside that Jaguar has also teased the dashboard design of their upcoming XE sedan here.
According to Jaguar what they did was they tried to connect the occupants sitting inside the cabin of the XE with the outside world. Jaguar will introduce an advanced driver aid technology and entertainment system with the help of this cutting edge technology every journey that the people will take on the XE will be much simpler, relaxing, safer and effortlessly enjoyable. Jaguar is calling the XE a connected car; this will also be Jaguars’ first product which will carry the new InControl Touch Infotainment System which can be controlled via an 8 inch touchscreen placed on the dash.
The new InControl Touch Infotainment System will also support a new smartphone technology called the InControl Apps through which you can connect your Apple i phones or Android phones to the car and access entertainment and information applications which are installed on the phone. One can also access important information’s like Parking, Conference calls, Hotel bookings and even traffic warnings. The XE will also features an in-car wifi hotspot which will allow you to connect multiple devices to the internet by the mobile connection and all that is possible by using the roof antenna placed on top of the car. The XE will also support voice commands so you can always keep your eyes on the road while driving and can access anything only by using the voice commands. The XE will also come with a heads up display which will provide important driver information’s directly on the windscreen without causing any sort of distraction, it can also be customized to your choices of information such as speed, navigation guidance, traffic sign recognition and cruise control settings.
Jaguar today announced that they will be premiering their all new Jaguar XE sedan on 8th of September in London. The XE as you all already know by now will be their latest family sports saloon which will be built using Jaguars aluminum architecture, this new almunium structure will also be used to build the new CX-17 SUV concept. The XE premier event will also mark the concept of another legendary sports saloon model the Mark II which was created by none other than the British auto manufacturer themselves almost 50 years ago.
According to Jaguar they will be bringing a completely different level of innovation that has never been seen before, Jaguar will also introduce a new set of engines which will find its place under the hood of this new XE sports saloon. The all new aluminum structure on the XE will offer the perfect handling because of its lightweight rigid aluminum structure, responsive steering beside outstanding levels of refinement and performance from the engine.
The new XE sports saloon will also be fitted with the Integral Link suspension which will deliver better handling and ride quality than the conventional multi-link suspension setup. This suspension setup also have been made out of forged or hollow-cast in aluminium which has made the suspension setup strong but extremely lightweight. The front suspension of the upcoming XE saloon has been fitted with double wishbone setup whose design has been based on the Jaguar’s flagship F-TYPE sportscar. This suspension setup on the XE will give these sports saloon sporty handling characteristics and connected steering feel always and on any road surface.