2014 Geneva: 2015 Jaguar XE officially confirmed as new mid-sized sedan

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 4, 2014

We already knew that Jaguar is working on a new mid-sized premium sports sedan, which was codenamed X760, but today the new car was officially confirmed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as the Jaguar XE. Set to take on cars such as the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the Audi A4, the all-new Jaguar XE promises to be the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan in its class.

Moreover, the Jaguar XE will be the first product from the new advanced aluminum architecture showcased by the company in the C-X17 Concept that was unveiled back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). As expected, the Jaguar XE will make its debut on the market in 2015 and will be the first aluminum moncoque vehicle in the segment.

Due to the use of aluminum, the Jaguar XE will show plenty of benefits such as lightness and stiffness for unbeatable handling, performance, refinement and efficiency. Moreover, the new engine and aluminum chassis complement each other perfectly. Power will be provided by engines with a wide range of capacities and output, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without sacrificing drivability.

According to Jaguar, the Jaguar XE will be offered as standard with RWD while AWD will be available as an option. A Jaguar XE-R will also be offered as the carmaker confirms top speeds of over 300 km/h (186 mph) for the new XE but also fuel-efficient versions with emissions lower than 100 g of CO2 per km.

Press Release

JAGUAR XE CONFIRMED AS NEW NAME FOR PREMIUM SPORTS SEDAN WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART ‘INGENIUM’ ENGINE FAMILY AND ADVANCED ALUMINIUM CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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. That car will be called the Jaguar XE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year.”

The XE will be the first product from the new advanced aluminium architecture which was showcased in the C-X17 concept car in 2013. Its global rollout will begin in 2015, and it will be the first aluminium monocoque vehicle in the segment. It brings our customers all the benefits of aluminium: lightness and stiffness for unbeatable handling, performance, refinement and efficiency. The new engine and aluminium chassis complement each other perfectly.

Power will be provided by engines with a wide range of capacities and output, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without sacrificing drivability.

Utilising 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 (186mph), and emissions lower than 100g of CO2 per km.

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. The global roll-out will begin from mid-2015.

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