New Jaguar XE is going to bring joy and upset my dad simultaneously

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After years of rockin’ smallish Lincolns, my father’s lease is up.  History would show he would lease another MKZ as he has been for the past eight years.  But alas, he is only half of the equation.  My mom ultimately makes the decision when it comes to the family vehicle.  Thus, she has deemed MyLincolnTouch too challenging to navigate even though she has one of best tutors available at her disposal.  So they have been looking at the current C Class Mercedes as a replacement.  Or my mom has.  Because it has not gone all high-tech.  Yet.  The big decision maker for a parental unit who decidedly does not embrace technology?  The availability of Mars Red.  Clearly my mom likes to rock her automotive paint to the same color as prostitute lipstick.  But, if only the little sexy Jag were available sooner…

Man my dad is going to be pissed at the 2016 confirmed arrival of the Jaguar XE.  He just isn’t a Mercedes fan.  However, the Merc lease is only 27 months.  Check out the facts below:


• The Jaguar XE will be an all-new compact premium sports sedan that will arrive in the United States in 2016
• This sedan will expand the Jaguar lineup to reach a new generation of automotive enthusiasts and luxury buyers
• The Jaguar XE will be an advanced, efficient and refined design featuring an aluminum intensive unibody
• This will be the first Jaguar product built on the company’s new advanced aluminum architecture
• The Jaguar XE will be the first vehicle powered by the new Ingenium high-output, fuel-efficient two-liter four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines delivering exceptional performance and low emissions
• The Ingenium family of engines will be built at a new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Facility in the United Kingdom

Jaguar confirmed details of the brand’s all-new compact sport sedan, the Jaguar XE which will launch globally in 2015 and comes to the United States in 2016. The Jaguar XE will be the first product built on the new advanced aluminum architecture which was showcased in the C-X17 concept car in 2013. This aluminum intensive structure provides the benefits of lightness and strength for exceptional handling, performance, refinement and efficiency.

Power will be provided by a variety of engines with a wide range of capacities and output, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies. The new Ingenium engine line will also offer a flexible engine architecture that can be configured to suit in-line and transverse installations and can be used in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.

Speaking at the Geneva Auto Show, Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, confirmed: “We announced just a few weeks ago that our new Engine Manufacturing Center would produce a new family of premium, lightweight, low-friction, low emission four-cylinder gasoline and diesel units. The first of our Ingenium engine range will be used in our all-new compact Jaguar sports sedan. That car will be called the Jaguar XE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year.”

Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The new Jaguar XE is every bit a modern Jaguar car; more compact in size but visually striking. Customers will expect a great deal from a compact Jaguar car – it must be practical but premium. We never forget we are designing a Jaguar car and that means it must be as exciting to look at and drive as it is brilliant to run and practical to own. We believe we’ve done just that with the Jaguar XE.”

“The all-new Jaguar XE compact sport sedan will bring Jaguar into the largest segment of the luxury car market with a dynamic new entry that will challenge the status quo of luxury car brands,” said Jeff Curry, Brand Vice President of Jaguar North America. “Jaguar is charting an exciting new path with the recent launch of the Jaguar F-TYPE and the introduction of the Jaguar XE, which completes our sedan line-up. We offer a more exclusive, distinct choice in the luxury car marketplace combining progressive British design, a high performance character and advanced aluminum technology.”

The name of the Jaguar XE follows the brand’s sedan progression, positioned alongside the XF and XJ sedans in the range.

For the full year 2013, Jaguar delivered its strongest full year global sales performance since 2005 retailing 76,668 vehicles, up 42%.

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