Advanced aluminium monocoque mid-sized sports car announced by British carmaker
This week at the Geneva Auto Show, Jaguar confirmed that it will bring an all-new mid size sports sedan to production – the Jaguar XE.
It will be the first aluminium monocoque vehicle in the segment and brings all the benefits of aluminium: lightness and stiffness for impressive handling, performance, refinement and efficiency.
The Jaguar XE will be the first user of the Ingenium engines in four-cylinder two-litre petrol and diesel variants. They will be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s new UK Engine Manufacturing Facility.
Utilising the most flexible engine architecture ever produced by Jaguar Land Rover, the new engines are promised to be both efficient and powerful – including top speeds of over 300km/h (186mph), and emissions lower than 100g of CO2 per km.
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 – the XE.”
The name of the Jaguar XE follows a logical progression, positioned alongside the XF and XJ saloons in the range. Full XE technical and range details will be announced later in 2014.