The Jaguar XE will be the first aluminum monocoque product and it will also be most advanced, efficient and refined in the mid-sized premium sports sedan segment. Now that is some serious technology use there by Jaguar, so other makers in this category better step up there game too.
Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept
Jaguar XE will be the first product to use the new advanced aluminum architecture which is being inherited from C-X17 concept car which was showcased at Frankfurt Auto Show in 2013.
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With the use of aluminum the Jaguar XE will be seriously light and you will get out of it unbeatable handling, also we expect boost in performance, refinement and efficiency.
Jaguar XE will be the first car to make use of new family of high-output, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines, these engines will be called as Ingenium.
Ingenium engines will be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s new UK Engine Manufacturing Facility. It is made using most flexible engine architecture, with an advanced design configured to suit in-line and transverse installations for rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
The full engine line-up will enable Jaguar to offer vehicles with class-leading performance, including top speeds of over 300km/h (186mph), and emissions lower than 100g of CO2 per km.
New Jaguar XE: Revealing the latest sports sedan from Jaguar
Here are official statements:
Speaking at the Geneva Auto Show Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, confirmed: “We announced just a few weeks ago that our new Engine Manufacturing Centre would produce a new family of premium, lightweight, low-friction, low emission four-cylinder petrol and diesel units. The first of our Ingenium engine range will be used in our all-new mid-sized Jaguar sports sedan. That car will be called the Jaguar XE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year.”
Kevin Stride, Jaguar’s Vehicle Line Director for XE, said: “The engineering development of the XE has focused on delivering customers with the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan in its class. We are excited about our progress to date and are looking forward to soon being able to demonstrate what we have achieved.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The new Jaguar XE is every bit a modern Jaguar; more compact in size but visually striking. Customers will expect a great deal from a mid-size Jaguar – it must be practical but premium. We never forget we are designing a Jaguar and that means it must be as exciting to look at and drive as it is brilliant to run and practical to own. We believe we’ve done just that with the Jaguar XE.”