The new Jaguar XE
The Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon and will be the driver’s car in its class. Its lightweight construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior and outstanding ride and handling are testament to company founder Sir William Lyons’s vision: ‘The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive.’
The rear-drive XE is the only vehicle in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque. This extremely robust yet light structure, together with double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear axle, is fundamental to the XE’s innovative benchmark vehicle dynamics.
Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in aluminium structure engineering enables exceptional fuel consumption and emissions figures: with the new Ingenium diesel engines, the XE can achieve 75mpg and 99g/km CO2 – the most efficient Jaguar ever. Powered by the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine from the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE, the XE S is capable of 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds.
The entry level to the XE range, the SE model features high-quality cloth seats and a gloss black treatment for the door trim finishers and the signature ‘Riva Hoop’ sweeping above the instrument panel. Standard equipment includes satellite navigation, cruise control, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, DAB digital radio and multi-function softgrain leather steering wheel.
The most advanced sports saloon that Jaguar has produced, the new XE is instantly recognisable as a Jaguar, its aluminium skin formed around the fundamental principles of perfect proportions and aerodynamic efficiency. The new XE looks and feels like no other car in its class.
PURITY AND PURPOSE: FORM AND FUNCTION WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Jaguar created the blueprint for the first-ever sports saloon with the iconic Mk II, a car which distilled sports car performance and dynamics into a stylish four-door body. The new XE builds on this unique heritage, combining Jaguar’s unrivalled expertise in lightweight construction with exquisite lines, sharp radii and perfectly executed surfaces.
The only car in its class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, the XE was developed in parallel with Jaguar’s lightweight, modular vehicle architecture. Created from a clean sheet, this architecture – which will form the backbone of several future Jaguar models – unlocks entirely new design possibilities for the brand.
Ian Callum, Jaguar director of design says: “Great proportions and a dynamic, edgy feel are at the core of Jaguar design. We wanted to create a strong sense of movement, and have given the XE a dynamic and purposeful look that is without compromise. Sleek, low, coupé-like exterior proportions combine with an efficient package that is instantly recognisable as a true Jaguar.”
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