Jaguar has confirmed that it will bring
an all-new mid-size sports sedan to production and would name it Jaguar XE. The
XE sports sedan will be the first product from the new aluminium architecture.
This aluminium architecture was
showcased in the C-X17 concept car
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.”
The global rollout of the XE sports sedan will begin in 2015, and it will be the first
aluminium monocoque vehicle in the segment. Benefits of aluminium will be there
for all to see and experience with the new XE as it will be light and stiff for
unbeatable handling, performance, refinement and efficiency.
the most flexible engine architecture ever produced by Jaguar Land Rover, with
an advanced design configured to suit in-line and transverse installations for
rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, the new engines will be
both efficient and powerful – including top speeds of over 300km/h and emissions lower than 100g of CO2 per km.
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