Earlier this month at an event in Earls Court, London, Jaguar unveiled their new model, the Jaguar XE. The four-door vehicle incorporates the newest technologies and structural advancements, while incorporating Jaguar’s luxurious and sleek appearance.
The new aluminum car is the first developed from Land Rover’s modular vehicle architecture, allowing it a low driving position with a coupe-like profile. According to the car manufacturer, the XE is the lightest and most aerodynamic Jaguar saloon ever built as well as the most environmentally sustainable. The aluminum alloy used for the new model is mostly reused material, a step towards Jaguar's goal to use 75% recycled material by 2020. It is also the most fuel efficient Jaguar ever made.
"The XE is as strong and light as it could possibly be thanks to exhaustive analysis and by bringing the latest engineering techniques to bear on its design. It has been challenging to accomplish but the XE's structure is absolutely at the cutting edge of what is achievable today," said Dr Mark White, Jaguar's Chief Technical Specialist.
The XE will feature the InControl infotainment system, which allows drivers to use voice control to access information. The car will function as a Wi-Fi hotspot and can be accessed by iOS and Android phones to control the vehicle’s functions. The XE is also the first of Jaguar's vehicles to feature electric power steering.
The XE will be available to global markets in 2015 and in North America in 2016. More information will be announced at the upcoming Paris Motorshow.
By Erica Euse