While this year’s Geneva Motor Show is extremely special as a number of important launches are taking place, for some reasons, the exhibition does disappoint us at the same time. Jaguar was expected to unveil its all new mid sized sports sedan at the exhibition, but unfortunately it did not happen. But the well know British marque did christen its latest sedan as Jaguar XE. The Jaguar XE will be slotted against the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Even though there are plenty of details, in regard to Jaguar XE, which are yet to come out of Jaguar’s stables, the car maker did provide some useful facts about the new car. The XE sedan will be the first Jaguar product to be based on a new advanced aluminum architecture. This is the same architecture that was used for the Jaguar C-X17 concept car showcased at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Using an all aluminum monocoque construction, the XE will be one of the lightest and stiffest vehicles in its class and will offer unmatched performance, handling and refinement. The engine range will comprise of a number of options with different outputs and capacities, and all of them will feature Jaguar’s in-house fuel saving technologies.
Jaguar will make sure that all sorts of customers consider this car and for that it will offer the same in a variety of performance and fuel efficient engines – with speeds in excess of 300 km/h, and CO2 emission figures lower than 100 g/km. The entire XE-specific family of petrol and diesel engines will be named Ingenium, and will be built at at JLR’s new engine manufacturing facility in UK.
The name of the new sedan is in line with its siblings, the XF and the range topping XJ. Complete technical details of the new XE will be released later this year.