New Jaguar XE 'most fuel-efficient'
London, July 31, 2014
The Jaguar XE will bring new levels of aluminium-intensive lightweight construction expertise to the
segment, the company said.
The world premiere of the new Jaguar XE will be held in London on September 8th.
Designed around Jaguar’s modular vehicle architecture, the XE is the only car in the class to use an
aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 per cent of the structure,
said a statement.
This milestone in body engineering, a product of Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in high-volume
production of aluminium vehicles, ensures that the Jaguar XE combines outstanding design with benchmark levels of ride and handling, it said.
Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar’s DNA and Jaguar is at the cutting-edge of aluminium technology in the automotive industry. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-Type have all been developed using exceptionally stiff bonded and riveted aluminium structures. Now the XE becomes the latest model to use this aerospace-inspired technology, the company stated.
Jaguar claims that the weight reduction realised ensures that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar
yet with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of over 75mpg and less than 100g/km respectively.
The light but strong architecture incorporates highly advanced suspension systems for improved ride
quality, handling and steering.
"The Jaguar XE body uses over 75% aluminium content, which far exceeds any other car in its class. This gives us a body structure with unrivalled low weight," said Dr Mark White, Jaguar’s Chief Technical
Specialist; Body Complete
The Jaguar XE is also the first car in the world to make use of a new grade of high strength aluminium
called RC 5754 which has been developed specifically for the XE. This new alloy features a high level of
recycled material and makes a significant contribution to Jaguar’s goal of using 75 per cent recycled
material by 2020, it said. - TradeArabia News Service