The 2017 XE sedan made its first U.S. appearance this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The brand new compact saloon will arrive in showrooms in the spring of 2016. It will go on sale in Europe, however, in the fall of this year.
Why are we getting the XE later than the rest of the world? The short answer is that Jaguar wants all-wheel and rear-wheel drive versions of the sedan ready simultaneously. Also available will be a supercharged V6 engine and turbocharged diesel with the proprietary Ingenium engine we’ve written about.
Because the XE is meant to be a tight, sporty sedan, manual transmissions will be available, though in limited supply. The 2017 XE is also getting the finest interior treatment—even though it will be the smallest Jaguar, it will still exude the high-end English feel you expect.
Check out the photos and let us know what you think.