Jaguar’s XE 25T Portfolio edition drives like a dream

It’s one of the best compact luxury sedans available in the market today.

author_img Vikram Gour Published :  27th October 2017 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  27th October 2017 06:00 AM


There is something extremely seductive about a Jaguar. If you line it up against the competition, one thing is clear, a Jaguar stands out from the crowd! The design language translates very well across the entire range – be it the large F-Pace or the flagship XJ sedan, the lines are crisp, sharp and captivating.Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Jaguar XE boasts of the same ability to turn heads and leave you spell-bound with its drop dead gorgeous looks and downright performance.

Classy Cabin
The fit and finish are perfect.  And when it comes to ergonomics, everything is just where you’d expect it to be. The seats provide the right level of support and the large touchscreen infotainment system gives you access to a plethora of features including navigation and access to your media. Adding to the drama is the slick gear selector that pops up when you turn the car on – it’s a greeting of sorts that is just brilliant and has the ability to make you feel as though the car is alive. The only place where the XE does lose out a bit is in rear seat comfort, but that isn’t a deal breaker at all.

Big on performance
Powering the vehicle is a 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine that delivers a solid 237 hp of maximum power and 340 Nm of torque which translates to an exhilarating driving experience. The eight-speed ZF gearbox is a delight and quickly shifts between gears to ensure you get to enjoy the car for what it’s made to do. Add to that, the XE also comes with multiple drive modes that allow you to change the setup of the car to suit your driving needs at a simple touch of a button. To truly appreciate what the carmaker has delivered, find a nice stretch of tarmac and shift into ‘Dynamic’ mode and unleash this beast. You won’t be let down.

The verdict
To put it simply, the Jaguar XE 25t Portfolio edition is one of the best compact luxury sedans available in the market today. It looks great, drives like a dream and has the character that one would want from a vehicle to state that they have arrived in life. Being the top of the line variant, the Portfolio edition is priced at the `43 lakh (ex-showroom).