Jaguar XE to Feature Advanced Aluminum Construction
March 6, 2014—Jaguar’s newest compact sport sedan, the Jaguar XE,will be built using advanced aluminum architecture, the company announced this week.
Jaguar said the aluminum-intensive structure will deliver a lighter and stronger design, which will improve the vehicle’s handling, performance, refinement and fuel efficiency.
In addition, Jaguar said the Jaguar XE will be powered by a variety of engines with a wide range of capacities and output using the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies. Jaguar’s new Ingenium engine line will offer a flexible engine architecture that can be configured for in-line and transverse installations, and used in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
The Jaguar XE will launch globally in 2015. The vehicle is expected to be introduced to the U.S. market in 2016.
"The all-new Jaguar XE compact sport sedan will bring Jaguar into the largest segment of the luxury car market with a dynamic new entry that will challenge the status quo of luxury car brands," said Jeff Curry, brand vice president of Jaguar North America. "Jaguar is charting an exciting new path with the recent launch of the Jaguar F-TYPE and the introduction of the Jaguar XE, which completes our sedan line-up. We offer a more exclusive, distinct choice in the luxury car marketplace combining progressive British design, a high performance character and advanced aluminum technology."