Dealers start taking bookings for diesel Jaguar XE in India

The Jaguar XE is the only car in Jaguar's India line-up that is not offered with a diesel engine. This is soon going to change as British carmaker is going to launch the diesel XE in India in a couple of months.

Jaguar unveiled the XE sedan in India amidst a lot of hype and enthusiasm at the 2016 Auto Expo. Jaguar had then only launched the petrol variant of the XE in India. Soon however, the XE is going to get an oil-burner underneath its bonnet as Jaguar gets ready to launch the diesel variant of the car in India with the 2.0-litre Ingenium engine underneath the hood.

The 2.0-litre Ingenium engine that is also comes in the F-PACE pushes out 177 bhp and 430Nm of torque. It will most probably be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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Offering its smallest luxury sedan with a diesel engine will definitely boost sales of the XE in India as luxury car owners in India have a trend of buying diesel powered cars. Jaguar dealers in India have startes accepting bookings for the XE sedan for a token amount of Rs 5 lakh.

The Jaguar XE diesel will compete against the likes of Mercedes Benz C-Class, BMW 3 series and the Audi A4.