Jaguar Adds Diesel Options to XE Lineup

jaguar xeThe release of the all new 2016 Jaguar XE is looming on the horizon.  There have been several unveilings and promotional parties, sneak peaks of some of the features of the 2016 XE as well as several forms of artistic expression inspired by the highly anticipated vehicle.  The XE will please many car enthusiasts with its stylish appearance, superior performance and new-age versatility. The target market of XE buyers has expanded with a few additions to the lineup.

The XE lineup will now include another 2.0-L diesel and a 2.0-L petrol turbo engine.  Diesel versions of Jaguar vehicles are a common sight in European countries, so the announcement of these two vehicles may not seem like an exciting subject. The addition of these vehicles will mean even more options when it comes time to purchase your new 2016 Jaguar XE.

The original 2.0 L turbodiesel XE got a recorded 161 hp. The alternative turbodiesel can get up to 178 hp and 36 lb/ft more torque than the original.  The petrol turbo engine’s details have not been officially released but it’s expected to be yet another enticing option for car drivers in the European segment.

The 2016 XE is already an impressive vehicle.  It is a compact sports sedan that will be heavy competition for the likes of BMW and Mercedes.  Not only is it based off the stylish XF and XJ models, but its frame is newly designed to give drivers more power and safety without decreasing fuel economy.  A large percentage of the XE is made with recycled aluminum parts that lessen the impact on the environment while utilizing the latest in car-making technology.

Speaking of technology, Elmhurst Jaguar is especially excited to see the new infotainment system in place in the XE.  It will be hard to top the integrated system that is compatible with both Android and Apple operating systems.  You can control almost any comfort and entertainment feature using hands-free technology.  Important information can also be displayed on the wind screen in front of the driver using the state-of-the-art Head-Up feature.

There is a lot to be excited for in the next year and we will keep you updated on all the new announcements coming from Jaguar.

Jaguar XE Forcing Competition to Take Notice

jaguar xe The wait is over. The all new 2016 Jaguar XE has been officially unveiled in London.  With the presentation of the vehicle came a load of stats and features.  Here at Elmhurst Jaguar, we can attest to the fact that it was very much worth the wait.

The Jaguar XE was designed to be a competitor in a class where brands like BMW, Audi and Mercedes have traditionally dominated. The competition should take notice.  Not only does the XE present with the latest in technology and the finest in materials, but it also comes with the aesthetics of the historic Jaguar design.

Making a Bold Statement

Jaguar has added the XE to their lineup and offered a list of everything to look forward to on the jaguar.com website.  Despite it being a 4-door vehicle from a brand that excels in two-door coupes, the XE certainly doesn’t lack in style.  It makes a bold statement with aerodynamic and stylish front air intakes and side vents as well as a tiny spoiler that gives a nod to its coupe-designed ancestors. It is claimed to be the most aerodynamic saloon Jaguar to date.  It is also the first Jaguar to employ the use of electronic power steering, making handling even easier.

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One of the Lightest in its Class

Jaguar has also let the XE stand out in the crowd by building most of the vehicle with high-strength recycled aluminum, making it one of the lightest vehicles in its class.  The XE S will be powered with a 3.0 L supercharged V6.  It will pump out 340 horsepower that will take this lightweight vehicle from 0-60 mph in a quick 4.9 seconds.

Beyond the durable aluminum construction, the XE has a host of safety features available.  One is the use of stereo camera technology which controls the autonomous braking system of the XE.  This aids the driver in avoiding a collision with vehicles ahead of them, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warnings and can even assist in parking.

State-of-the-Art Technology

The entertainment technology inside the XE is also state-of-the-art.  The XE comes with the new InControl infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen.  This technology is unique because it connects with phones that use Apple and Android technology.  Most of the cars features can be controlled from the touch screen and it also serves as its own Wi-Fi hotspot.

More information about the XE will be coming soon and Elmhurst Jaguar will keep you informed on the latest updates.

Jaguar Invites British Icons to Help Launch ‘FEEL XE’ Campaign

feel xe jaguarThe all new 2016 Jaguar XE is starting to make appearances around the world.  Although it may be a while before we see the much-anticipated XE on the streets here in the United States, Elmhurst Jaguar wants to share some of the excitement of this highly anticipated Jaguar with its fans.

Jaguar Land Rover has challenged several renowned British citizens to apply their enthusiasm for the Jaguar XE in their favorite forms of expression.  It’s all part of Jaguar’s new “FEEL XE” campaign centered around the release of the 2016 XE.

Jaguar contacts Emile Sande to create a unique song for the XE.

Singer/songwriter Emile Sande was approached by Jaguar to collaborate with fans and Jaguar enthusiasts in creating a unique new song.  The recording artist created and performed her new single, “Feels Like” on September 8th at a debut party held in honor of the new XE.  This song was inspired by Sande’s musings on what makes her feel exhilarated.

Jaguar asks Stella McCartney to design a print for the limited edition XE.

The next challenge was presented to world-famous designer Stella McCartney.  This London-born daughter of Sir Paul McCartney has grown up centered in a world of elegance, fashion and culture. It seemed like the perfect match for a car company that models its cars to be at the top of those same categories. Stella McCartney has created a niche for herself in the fashion world and is one of the most sought-after designers in the business. She agreed to work with Jaguar and design a print for the XE in a limited edition fleet of vehicles to be released only in London.

The print she chose was based on her 2015 Superhero print, a very popular new design seen in her clothing and accessory line. It shows that, like McCartney, the Jaguar XE can have a fun side that compliments its luxury structure.  The specially detailed XE will be seen at the Paris Motor Show this week on October 2nd!

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Jaguar seeks Idris Elba to produce a film segment using inspiration for the XE campaign.

The next British treasure to team up with Jaguar is Idris Elba.  Elba is an icon in many fields such as singing, acting and producing.  Jaguar has challenged him to produce a film segment that uses his personal passion for cars for inspiration from the Jaguar XE Feel campaign.  Elba will employ the use of his own production company, Green Door Pictures to create this Jaguar film masterpiece.

Elmhurst Jaguar is already FEELing the excitement here, and it is still about a year before we get our hands on the 2016 XE.  We will share more news about this 4-door powerhouse once it debuts this week. Stay tuned!

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Jaguar vs. Porsche: Who Leads the Luxury Market?

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In today’s market of luxury sports vehicles, you often hear Porsche compared with Jaguar…and vice versa. Elmhurst Jaguar has seen many Porsche drivers come to our showroom to look for a new kind of thrill. Both brands have earned their badges of honor and they both have definite appeal to car buyers.

However, there are certain ways that they stand apart from each other that can steer you towards one vehicle or another, especially with the newer models.  The newest and most popular versions of these vehicles are the 2014 Jaguar F-Type and the 2013 Porsche Boxster.

Starting with the power behind these two convertibles, they are built differently under the “hood” but both are machines that can tear across the track.  The base models of both vehicles have rear wheel drive-trains and both get impressive fuel economy for the power produced.  The transmission on the Jaguar is an 8-speed whereas the Porsche is only a 6-speed.

The Jaguar’s transmission has already made waves on its smooth transitioning even in variable driving conditions.  The Jaguar F-Type is a 3.0-L V6 and the Porsche Boxster is a 2.7-L V6, but the engines are seated differently in the vehicles.  Another difference is the transmission that comes standard. The Porsche base model comes with a manual transmission whereas Jaguar

The Jaguar has received superior marks when it comes to handling.  The steering and chassis are reinforced to handle the bumps and curves on the winding roads. Both cars come out neck and neck on interior comfort and features and there is no doubt that both are made for luxury drivers.

But the bold presence of the Jaguar F-Type’s design is what sets this vehicle on a pedestal above all the other competition.  Its low, wide design reminiscent of the classic Jaguar E-Type makes it an eye-catching powerhouse.  Its only matched, and possibly surpassed, in aesthetic beauty by the F-Type Coupe that will soon be available at Elmhurst Jaguar.  The Special Operations Division of Jaguar Land Rover has also come out with the special edition Project 7 F-Type that is mind blowing in power and beauty.

Stop in and take a test drive of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type and see why it is the superior ride.keeps the driving easier with an automatic transmission.

Jaguar XE Offers Advanced Infotainment System

jaguar xeThe new 2016 Jaguar XE is making its physical debut soon and everyone at Elmhurst Jaguar is excited for the new information being released.  The first photo and teasing details released was at the recent Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.  The initial reaction to the sedan’s appearance had luxury car owners sit up and take notice. The iconic British-made car company is already renowned for their superiority in style.  Jaguar is taking it even further and releasing a vehicle that is sure to dominate in the technology field as well.

The Jaguar InControl infotainment system will be in every new 2016 XE model made and it is promised to be one of the most integrated and convenient infotainment systems available.  The touch screen will be a wide eight inches in easy reach of the driver and front passenger.  Safety and convenience issues are addressed by adding a voice-control feature.  Both Apply iPhone users and Android phone users will be able to easily connect to the car’s system.  This means that you will be able to access your car from anywhere in the world.  Some of the features you will be able to control remotely with your smart phone are door lock/unlock, remote engine start and temperature control.  You also will be able to access apps on your phone through the XE’s InControl infotainment screen.

Wi-Fi connectivity for up to several devices in and around the vehicle will also be available.  If that wasn’t enticing enough, Jaguar has also employed a laser Heads Up Display feature, allowing information such as navigation, speed and fuel level to be displayed on the wind shield.  This is not only a delightfully fun feature, but it also keeps the driver’s eyes safely on the road in front of them.

The first debut of the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan is expected to be at the up-coming Motor Expo Show in London next month. The car will go on sale late 2015 and arrive in the U.S. soon after. Until then, Elmhurst Jaguar will pass on any new details as we receive them. Browse our new and pre-owned Jaguar inventory.

Jaguar XE SVR Expected in 2016

jaguar xe svrWe at Elmhurst Jaguar have already shared with you a few details about the highly anticipated new sedan from Jaguar, the 2016 Jaguar XE.  It is the first X series vehicle to be released since 2009 and the improvements and changes are astounding.

The latest in technology and luxury materials are seen in the newest creation of the high-quality British auto maker and is expected to be officially release in London next month.  However, Jaguar’s Special Operations Division is wasting no time getting their hands on the XE base model and creating a limited edition specialized version.

The standard 2016 XE will come with Ingenium 4-cylinder engines.  This is the 176-pound lighter, yet still powerful, engine being put into all Jaguars and Land Rovers starting in 2015.  You can also choose to get an XE with a 3.0-L V6.  If that isn’t enough, then standby for the 2016 XE SVR with the 5.0-L V8.

Click here to watch a teaser video of the 2016 Jaguar XE SVR.

This sleek sedan’s powerful engine is very similar to the engine of its slightly sportier cousin, the F-Type Project 7 convertible coupe.  It will run with a top of 489 hp and initial estimates say that it will go from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds.  The top speed will probably be electronically capped at around 155 mph.  Unless another automaker comes forward, this will be the most powerful small sedan on the market.

There is not much else available on what other unique features will be presented with the SVR version of the Jaguar XE, but based on what we have seen with the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 vehicles, it will surely be outstanding. There will most likely be improvements on the shifting speed, traction, stability, steering as well as a special exterior appearance to mark it as a special edition.

The XE will be revealed next month and go on sale next year.  It is not expected to arrive to Elmhurst Jaguar and other U.S. auto dealerships until early 2016.  There will most likely be an official debut of the SVR version of the XE around that same time.

New Jaguar F-Type Invades the Hamptons

jaguar hamptonsIf you happened to be vacationing in the upscale area of the Hamptons a few weekends ago, then you may have heard the unmistakable rumble of a Jaguar speeding by.  On August 23rd, the Hamptons area of New York was home to a British inspired road rally heralding the arrival of the all new Jaguar F-Type line.  The star of the show was the Special Operations Division F-Type Project 7.

The highly desirable limited edition Project 7 has appeared at a few events since its concept car was revealed in 2013.  Everyone at Elmhurst Jaguar is positively green with envy at those who enjoyed seeing it at the rally recently.  A select few lucky individuals actually got to experience driving one of the impressive F-Type vehicles.

The road rally brought together Jaguar enthusiasts of all ages to celebrate the heritage of the Jaguar name and the rebirth of the world’s most beautiful sports vehicle. Its course was set through five towns in the area of the Hamptons and ended at Topping Road House.

The upscale and historic style hotel was the site for invited guests to enjoy a British-themed party.  The pool-side was dotted with British inspired decorations, such as a traditional red telephone booth, Old English style furniture and British flags.  Light refreshments were served as party-goers swapped Jaguar memories and experiences.  Staying the night meant a cost of several thousands of dollars per room.

Some celebrities were in attendance, such as Hamptons socialite Whitney Fairchild, actress Kelly Rutherford, Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson, British socialite Tamsin Lonsdale and many more. Representatives from Jaguar were also present at the event, including Jaguar Brand Vice President Jeff Curry.

If the Hamptons didn’t love Jaguar before, they certainly do now.  Such power and class wrapped up in an eye-catching package cannot be denied.  If you haven’t seen what the hype is all about, Elmhurst Jaguar invites you to take your own road tour in an all new Jaguar F-Type! Stop over to our Elmhurst dealership and check out our currently available inventory of classy new and used Jaguars.

Jaguar Develops New ‘Special Operations’ Division

jag logoJaguar and Land Rover have created a special team that takes the already impressive vehicles available and turns them into road-tearing performance machines.  The first three of these vehicles were recently introduced at Pebble Beach as part of Monterey Car Week.

The first vehicle revealed was the Range Rover Sport SVR.  This is now the most powerful Land Rover ever created. It is a formidable SUV that packs 550 horses under the hood and gets from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds.   It is powered by a re-vamped 8-speed transmission and the suspension and framework have been modified to handle the new top road speeds.

In the spirit of pushing the speed barriers, the other two cars debuted are some of the fastest luxury sports models ever made.  Their highly popular and much anticipated F-Type convertible has been reworked into the F-Type Project 7.  It is proclaimed as a marriage between the sleek look of the classic Jaguar D-Type with the technology and materials of today.  It will have a powerful 5.0 L V8 engine.  The horsepower tips the scales at 575 and it is the most powerful Jaguar to date.  Only 250 of these specially designed Project 7 vehicles will be made.

The other Special Operations Division sport car released is a new lightweight Jaguar E-Type. This vehicle is a unique car collector’s dream, since only six of them are being made.  There is a lot of history associated with the E-Type as well. The original order of 18 vehicles stopped production at only 12 cars and the chassis stayed in storage, waiting to be built.

The original E-Type has been included on lists such as “One of the Top 100 Most Beautiful Cars” by the Daily Telegraph in 2008 and as the number one “Top Sports Cars of the 1960’s” by Sports Car International in 2004.  The Special Operations Division has resurrected the old E-types and has made some modern-day tweaks to make them one of the most anticipated cars ever to be released.

Elmhurst Jaguar eagerly awaits the arrival of one of these limited edition vehicles in our area, and we will keep you informed on how you can get your hands on one.  Come by our showroom and see the inspiration for these Special Operations Division creations.

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in Elmhurst

ice cream elmhurstThe summer is winding down and making way for the fall season.  However, it’s not too late to do some warm-weather activities such as enjoying ice cream! Elmhurst Jaguar is sharing a list of our top 5 favorite ice cream and frozen yogurt shops in Elmhurst, IL for you and your friends and family to enjoy.

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1. TCBY

158 N York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

The iconic frozen yogurt chain landed a store right near us to enjoy.  It’s a great place to serve up a bowl or a cone and add all the toppings you want.  Their newest flavor? Piggies’ Sour Apple Sorbet.

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2. Yogen Fruz

275 N York Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

 

Yogen Fruz is another great option for frozen yogurt.  It has self-serve or staff-mixed options of variety of frozen concoctions.  Many customers rave about the tasty fresh fruit topping options.

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3. Cocomero

151 N York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

 

This frozen yogurt establishment comes with some unique options. Along with a wide selection of frozen yogurt toppings, people keep going back for the Cocomero Bubbly tea drinks and the Korean shaved iced.

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4. Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store

1018-20 S York Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

 

The Oberweis company has been around since 1951 and they are still going strong.  Old fashioned ice cream is served up in their store along with a wide variety of other milk-based goodies.  This is the place to go for traditional goodness and some great hospitality.

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5. Brain Freeze

110 W Park Ave                                         Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

This family-owned business in our neighborhood is a place that customers prefer for good ice cream with generous portions for the price. They are also known for their signature drink: The Brain Freeze.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to frozen treats in our area. Try taking the new F-Type convertible from Elmhurst Jaguar to one of these great ice cream stops! Visit us at Elmhurst Jaguar for a great selection of new and used Jaguar vehicles ready for a summer cruise.

First Look at the 2016 Jaguar XE

jaguar XEJaguar is barreling ahead at full speed with the release of many amazing cars. We already have the Jaguar F-Type convertible and we are making room to receive the F-Type coupe very soon. If that wasn’t enough excitement, Elmhurst Jaguar is excited to share the news of the first official photo of the 2016 Jaguar XE.

The photo shows the front of a Jaguar XE emerging from a garage with recording artist and songwriter Emeli Sandé walking along the side of it.  The bold red color and eye-catching front end grabs your attention…and then leaves you wanting more.

The concept for the XE was in response to the challenge of fitting into the compact sports sedan market. This has been largely dominated in the past by companies such as BMW and Mercedes. Those companies need to make room for the next powerhouse.

The XE will be offered as a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder vehicle, getting up to 380 hp. The 2.0 cylinder version will be getting the benefits of turbo charged power behind it. The most unique feature of this particular Jag will be its design materials.

The body of the XE will be made of specialized aluminum, which has many benefits.  In fact, at least 75 percent of the body will be made of this material. The aluminum keeps the car rigid, which makes it have more precised maneuverability, especially around curves. It is also extremely strong, as the XE has a high crash-safety test rating.

The aluminum is held together by adhesives and rivets that are seen in a few other Jaguar models and are inspired by aerospace technology.

Jaguar is also keeping efficiency and the environment in mind. The lightweight aluminum ensures that the XE is as energy efficient as possible and a large majority of the aluminum is made of recycled stock.

The 2016 Jaguar XE is expected to be officially unveiled in London sometime duringSeptember.  Elmhurst Jaguar will keep you updated on the release of the highly anticipated Jaguar XE.  To see the first picture of the XE, visit the Jaguar Media Centre.