Jaguar turned to Twitter and Facebook to reveal the production form of its coming XE sedan that we'll see for real at the Paris Motor Show. This is the first of a series of show-offs, Jaguar planning to wrap the bodywork in see-through camo that shows off the aluminum monocoque and other internals the company will use to promote the XE over its German rivals. That aluminum structure, which Jaguar calls iQ[Al], will also be used for other Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Underneath that long bonnet and ahead of that terribly short trunk will come a series of Ingenium engines, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines in diesel and petrol forms that will come in a variety of power options, and the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that can also be found in the F-Type. Before the XE goes on sale early next year, you can click the image above to get a slightly larger view of what the The Leaping Cat's near future looks like.


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      dohc73
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks like a early 90s Chrysler Sebring minus the cab-forward.
      Carpinions
      • 7 Months Ago
      Ehhm...if I only saw this thing from the front doors back, I might've guessed it was a Chevy Cobalt sedan. The shape of the rear half is very similar. I'll have to wait to see it in a more production-ready form.
        NeoS281
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Carpinions
        Funny that this was my first thought as well. I think its the shape of the rear door in particular.
      thecommentator2013
      • 7 Months Ago
      I never understood why car mags didn't like the X-Type. I always thought it's a nice little Jaguar. As this one is as well.
        rtkewley
        • 7 Months Ago
        @thecommentator2013
        Because it was a Ford Mondeo - relatively unreliable, overpriced, and not class competitive in any meaningful way. Other than that, no reason...
          Not me
          • 7 Months Ago
          @rtkewley
          Mine is at 102k and I've only changed the transfer case a couple year ago. I get compliments everywhere I go. It's not a rocket but neither was is300s A4s and c classes and 328s either. Especially when you consider it came out in 2001. The xtype was the only car that came standard with AWD...
        kkakear
        • 7 Months Ago
        @thecommentator2013
        It looked and felt like a nice little Jaguar until it went in for service every 5K miles. Then it was Godzilla. Put another way; it took a stiff upper wallet because it needed so many repairs so often.
      Mr Sled
      • 7 Months Ago
      What the hell is the XE?
        Carpinions
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Mr Sled
        A really low-end trim level on old Nissans. Or, a brand new entry luxury Jag.
      JJ
      • 7 Months Ago
      With the current model lineup, this should be great. Also a 400+ Bhp V6 for the R model seem more feasible that 550bhp R-S.
      LW
      • 7 Months Ago
      going from glued sheet metals tubs to stamped sheet metals, not sure what innovation is that.
      Spartan
      • 7 Months Ago
      Not diggin' the name. I thought it was going to be named the XS. XE reminds me of base Nissans of yesteryear.
      Britt Benston
      • 7 Months Ago
      The hump above the backlight gives an odd proportion. The Car & Driver spy shots show an inset backlight, way more dramatic than the Lexus GS or older Nissan Maxima articulations. We'll see...
      kristissearle
      • 7 Months Ago
      my best friend's ex-wife makes $73 an hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for nine months but last month her paycheck was $14969 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this here ...... www.jobsaa.com
      Jonathan
      • 7 Months Ago
      I hate to pass judgment considering this isnt the final product, but I wish the front end was a little bit more up-right.
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