Jaguar revealed the XE during an event held at Earls Court in London. The Jaguar XE is the first model developed from Jaguar Land Rover's new modular vehicle architecture and will weigh in on the midsize segment. The long wheelbase and low seating position enable perfect proportions and a streamlined, coupe-like profile. The XE joins the XF and XJ models to complete the Jaguar saloon car range.

The Jaguar XE S has a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 that generates 335 horsepower, 332 lb-ft and 450Nm of torque. The XE engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls. Accelerating to 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, the XE S has a limited maximum speed of 155mph.

The XE S will be joined by other models powered by 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines matched to six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. The diesel engines will provide exemplary fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from 75mpg and 99g/km.

The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the S model at the top of the range. Full details of the entire XE range will be announced at the Paris Motor Show this coming October.