U.S. Spec Jaguar XE Will Get Diesel Engine
October 1st, 2014 5:33 PM Share
Jaguar will launch its new XE sedan with a diesel engine in the United States, when it goes on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model.
Because the new Jaguar 4-cylinder diesel engines have not yet met U.S. emissions regulations, Jaguar likely needs time to certify them, and according to Automotive News, wants to launch the XE with the diesel engine, as well as all-wheel drive. Apparently, the now confirmed manual transmission will not be in the cars either.
Published October 1st, 2014 5:33 PM
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What it needs is a restyle. The Mazda 6 is a much better looking car and is half the price.
Diesel AWD Jag. Jagaru?
I certainly see a lot of new Mercedes Diesels around here. My mom has an 05 E320 CDI that she bought new and plans to never sell. That car has enough torque from idle to near redline, that a two speed auto would be sufficient for most driving. I think it starts in second by default anyway.
I see this being an epic failure, I just don't see a potential Jaguar owner wanting a diesel. Not sure what market research they did, but I really can't think of a brand more incompatible with diesels than Jaguar.