Official: 2015 Jaguar XE will make its debut on September 8th in London

Article by Christian A., on July 15, 2014

Jaguar has just announced that the all-new XE will be officially unveiled on September 8th in London. According to the official press release the 2015 Jaguar XE promises to bring new levels of innovation in its segment such as its lightweight construction expertise as well as the sophisticated chassis technology and new family of Ingenium engines.

Moreover, the 2015 Jaguar XE comes with a new integral link suspension, unique to its segment, that is way better than the conventional multi-link designs, providing lateral and longitudinal stiffness but also sharp response and handling.

The front suspension is based on the F-Type sportscar and includes key components that were designed to deliver XFR-levels of stiffness. Steering feel was also renowned thanks to the latest generation of the Electric Power Assisted Steering.

In addition, the All Surface Progress Control is a completely new feature in its class and as a result it electronically gains traction with far less drama than a human driver can achieve.

Jaguar says that this system works like a low-speed cruise control and delivers optimum traction in the most slippery conditions.

At first glance, one can tell that the XE sports saloon is by Jaguar, with its aerodynamic body, aluminum skin, and even proportions. In fact, the XE is nothing like any other car in its class.

Form and function without compromise

The Jaguar XE’s blueprints were originally based on the iconic Mk II - the epitome of sports car performance and dynamics squeezed into a beautifully designed four-door body. With that in mind, the XE was built with Jaguar’s signature lightweight materials with exquisite lines and perfectly executed surfaces.

Apart from the lightweight, modular vehicle architecture, the sports saloon is the only car to use an aluminum-intensive monocoque. What makes this model extra special is that it will be the basis of Jaguar’s future models - unlocking new design possibilities for them.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design said the brand design has excellent proportions and “a dynamic, edgy feel” as its core. He also said that Jaguar wanted to build a bold sense of movement and as a result, the XE has an uncompromising dynamic appearance. It is easily recognizable with its amazing levels of efficiency as well as its sleek and low proportions that belong to a coupe.

Press Release

New Jaguar XE Technology Package Announced and World Premiere Date Set

Jaguar will unveil the latest addition to its sports saloon car family, the Jaguar XE, at a star-studded event in London on September 8th. The event will mark the unveiling of a true driver's car; one that redefines the concept of the sports saloon - a segment that Jaguar created over 50 years ago with iconic models like the Mark II.

Jaguar will bring levels of innovation never seen before in this segment - with its lightweight construction expertise and sophisticated chassis technology in addition to the new family of Ingenium engines - all designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK.

Built around an all-new, aluminium-intensive architecture, the XE combines thrilling performance, agile handling and precise, responsive steering, with outstanding levels of refinement.

Integral link rear suspension

Unique to this segment, the Integral Link suspension delivers major benefits over conventional multi-link designs. By providing lateral and longitudinal stiffness, the integral link delivers sharp response and handling while retaining a refined, luxurious ride.

Many components of the Integral Link suspension have been forged or hollow-cast in aluminium. These are the optimum production techniques to produce a strong, lightweight solution.

Front suspension based on F-TYPE sportscar

Mounted to a subframe with cast aluminium suspension towers, the XE's double wishbone front suspension delivers the highest levels of handling and road holding.

The advanced design is based on Jaguar's flagship F-TYPE sportscar and includes some key components designed to deliver Jaguar XFR-levels of stiffness. These ensure the XE enjoys a similar level of agility and 'connected' steering feel. Like the rear suspension, many components are made from cast and forged aluminium and some are produced using a patented process.

Class-leading steering feel

Jaguar is renowned for its steering feel and this will now move to the next level as the XE becomes the first Jaguar to be equipped with the latest generation Electric Power Assisted Steering.

Our latest software algorithms now allow much greater scope for tuning than hydraulic-based systems and deliver better quality steering feel. Other benefits include variable steering damping, ease of low-speed manoeuvring and the ability to adapt to Jaguar Drive Control settings. EPAS also enables a range of Active Safety and Driver Aid features.

All Surface Progress Control

Even with the best traction control, rear-wheel drive cars can struggle to pull away from rest on very slippery surfaces. For that reason, Jaguar has developed All Surface Progress Control, a completely new feature in its class.

Developed with the input of decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, ASPC can electronically gain traction with far less drama than a human driver can achieve. The system works like a low-speed cruise control to deliver optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and without the driver using the pedals.

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