Jaguar Adds New Entry-Level Engine Option to Model Lineup

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Three of Jaguar’s models can now be had with a 247-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace have all been updated for the 2018 model year with the addition of the new Ingenium 2.0-liter engine. The powerplant will be the entry-level motor for each of the 2018 models and marks the first time a four-cylinder engine is available on the F-Pace and the latest generation XF. That also means the 2018 Jaguar XF’s entry price has been lowered to $48,770 including destination.

Other enhancements to the models include the addition of an optional Powered Gesture Trunk Lid for the XF and XE sedan models for the first time, Forward Traffic Detection, Forward Vehicle Guidance, and a virtual 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with full-screen 3D navigation.

Jaguar is also the first automaker in the U.K. to allow customers to pay for gas at a Shell station using the touchscreen of their car. Ford announced a similar feature earlier this year for the U.S. The automaker expects to roll out the feature globally later this year.

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While the Jaguar XF gains a more affordable, entry-level model, the Jaguar XE has a new variant sitting at the top of its range. The Jaguar XE S is powered by a 340-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine and will start from $53,270. The entry-level XE 25t has a starting price of $34,730.

As for the Jaguar F-Pace, it will start at $43,060 for the 2018 model year with the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. Those wanting the 340-hp model will have to shell out $49,970 minimum.

The 2018 Jaguar models will be heading to U.S. dealerships starting May 2017.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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