We’ve seen the Jaguar C-X16 in concept and we thought it would get the XE moniker. But a US patent office filing suggests it could be the Jaguar C-XE.
Jaguar are keen to associate their new sports car – the Jaguar C-X16 Concept – with the legendary E-Type, so it seemed logical they would call it XE. But it looks like it may actually be the Jaguar C-XE.
A patent filing with the U.S. Patent Office by Jaguar appears to be for the moniker C-XE, so there’s logic - even if it is a bit speculative - that Jaguar will attach the new name to its new sports car.
We can take that speculation a bit further by wondering if the C-XE refers to the car we’ve already seen – the coupe C-X16 – and there’s another badge in the works for a roadster version. Could that be Jaguar R-XE?
The problem with that logic is that Jaguar uses the ‘R’ for its high performance cars, and maybe prefixing a Jaguar with ‘R’ instead of adding it as a sport suffix will confuse the punters.
But whatever route Jaguar is going, the new XE / C-XE / R-XE will arrive – eventually – with the choice of coupe and roadster bodies, and a range of engines running from 3.0 litre diesel to the hybrid powerplant with Porsche bashing performance we saw previewed in the C-X16 Concept.
And the more we see of the new Jaguar XE / C-XE, the more we like the cut of its jib.
Jaguar C-X16 Photo Gallery
(45 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)
Jaguar C-X16 Video
Source: Al Volante