Outside of a major auto show, this might be one of the best times of the year for new car debuts, and we couldn't be more excited. Just this week, the low-slung face of the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata showed itself to the world, and Land Rover debuted its new Discovery Sport. Plus, there's a double-whammy of launches on the imminent horizon with the unveilings of the Jaguar XE on September 8 and the Mercedes-AMG GT on September 9.
Jag is teasing the launch of its latest midsize luxury sedan with a few glimpses on video. It's strangely secretive, given the fact that Jaguar showed the XE's face completely un-camouflaged a few weeks ago. Regardless, it's quite a looker up front with a sleeker take on the shape of the larger XF.

Because of the way Jaguar is slowly leaking details about the XE, there are a few other things we already know about this new cat, too. It rides on a monocoque chassis made from over 75 percent aluminum, and the automaker is promising 75 miles per gallon fuel economy on the more lenient European cycle for at least one engine in the lineup.

Unfortunately, there's some bad news for US customers. First, it's not clear whether that super-efficient mill is coming across the pond. And even worse for potential buyers, the XE isn't going on sale here until 2016, while Europe gets the sedan in 2015. We'll have even more details for you when the XE launches on Monday. Until then, enjoy this brief teaser.


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      Dave
      • 3 Months Ago

      Wow... U.S. Dealers must be pissed. Waiting forever for a "volume" car to compete with the 3-series, etc and then they have to wait a year + after its debut to get them on their lots.

        Teleny411
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Dave

        No-this car needs to have all bugs worked out before reaching the critical US market.   This is a smart move.

      The Law
      • 3 Months Ago

      No one will care because the new iPhone will be release the same day. Good luck trying gain peoples attention.

        cr872190
        • 3 Months Ago
        @The Law

        actually the iphone launch is on the 9th. and its kinda two very different industries i dont really know if they will be competing for the same spotlight.

      Rob Gomes
      • 3 Months Ago

      Remember folks, the XE's success or failure determines the fate of the brand.  Tata has indicated before that the XE not hitting its sales targets will likely mean the end of Jaguar.

      Jaguar desperately needs sales volume to help build future demand (through customer loyalty) for its more expensive models.  If the XE can't manage it, it's already been shown that nothing will.  The spike in sales from the F-Type is mostly over at this point.  The XE is do or die.

      dukeisduke
      • 3 Months Ago

      "the automaker is promising 75 miles per gallon fuel economy"


      The British use the Imperial gallon, which is 160 fl oz, compared to our U.S. gallon, which is 128.  So the 75mpg number is misleading.

        turbomonkey2k
        • 3 Months Ago
        @dukeisduke

        The ounces don't match up either (although they're closer,) just say that an imperial gallon is about 20% more volume than a US gallon and people will more readily understand.

      x19x19
      • 3 Months Ago
      Hope Jaguar lasts until 2016.  Pretty dubious, with 1100 cars sold last month and sales down 31%.  If I were Jaguar, I would be rushing to get this here in 2015 and let Europe wait until 2016.
      me
      • 3 Months Ago

      It's gonna be hard to wait my usual 2-3 years till they get the kinks out...maybe year 2 will be enough

      mikenogo
      • 3 Months Ago

      Jag's are just too expensive imo, people would just rather buy german cars for the same money you pay for a jag.


        Super D Spamalot
        • 3 Months Ago
        @mikenogo

        I wouldn't. I'd rather have a Jag. BMWs and Audis are boring and a Benz will fall apart before you get it off the lot. If they can price this to compete with a 3 series, I think it'll be a hit.

          Merc1
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Super D Spamalot

          Yeah right.  Jaguar is the one that will likely fall apart.  You're nuts.


          M

        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 3 Months Ago
        @mikenogo

        If given the choice between a Jaguar, BMW, or Mercedes for the respective equivalents to the Jaguar model range, I'd definitely go with the Jag.

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