Jaguar has announced that the world premiere of the all-new sports saloon, the Jaguar XE, at a star-studded event in London on 8 th September.
The much-anticipated Jaguar XE will be a true driver's car, and will redefine the concept of the sports saloon with its new innovative technologies and construction. In addition, the XE is all British – being fully designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK.
The Jaguar XE will use an all-new, aluminium architecture to give a lightweight structure for thrilling performance, agile handling, and precise, responsive steering.
The XE is the culmination of Jaguar's extensive experience of building sports cars, with its Integral Link rear suspension and front suspension based on the F-TYPE sports car.
In addition, the XE features Integral Link rear suspension, which delivers major benefits over conventional multi-link designs. The Integral Link provides sharp response and handling, which still retaining a refined and luxurious ride. Meanwhile, the double-wishbone front suspension delivers the highest levels of road holding for an intense driving experience. Both aspects have been primarily forged or hollow-cast in aluminium to ensure they are both lightweight and strong.
The XE's steering will be equipped with the latest generation Electric Power Assisted Steering, for greater tuning and a better quality steering feel. This also offers variable steering damping, ease of low-speed manoeuvring and the ability to adapt to Jaguar Drive Control settings – as well as a range of Active Safety and Driver Aid features.
Finally, Jaguar has announced that the XE will feature All Surface Progress Control to provide the very best grip. Developed by Jaguar Land Rover using decades of off-road traction systems, ASPC can electronically gain traction much more easily than a human driver. It provides optimum traction in the most slippery conditions, without skidding and without the driver using the pedals. This is a completely new feature for a sports saloon – something usually found in 4x4 off-road vehicles.
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, said, “Jaguars have always been renowned for a balance of precise handling and a high-quality ride. The XE is the culmination of everything the company has learned over the years. The Integral Link rear suspension provides a combination of supple ride and crisp handling that is unmatched in this segment. We are on target to deliver a vehicle that dynamically outperforms out rivals."
Further details and previews will be released over the coming months, prior to the launch of the all-new Jaguar XE in September.