2017 Jaguar XE to Offer Stick Shift in the US

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The 2017 Jaguar XE will arrive in the U.S. with a manual transmission option.

Car and Driver reports that Jaguar North American CEO Joe Eberhardt has confirmed that a manual transmission will be available on the base-model XE 25t, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. Currently the British automaker offers a manual transmission on the F-Type sports car with a customer take rate between 10 to 20 percent. “It is enough to be worth the investment, and we are happy with our decision,” Eberhardt added.

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Unfortunately if you’re at the front of the line to get your hands on Jaguar’s newest entry-level sedan, the manual transmission won’t be available during the initial launch. Instead, it will arrive soon after the XE launches in mid-2016.

Check back with AutoGuide.com for more information on the 2017 Jaguar XE as the sedan will make its U.S. debut at the 2015 LA Auto Show this Tuesday.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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  • johnls39 .

    Excellent decision Jag, make sure you market the shit out of the manual transmission option to help your brand.