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Lightweight future for Jaguar

30.07.2014

JAGUAR’S been making waves in the auto industry of late, with some phenomenal technology and the new innovation is no different.

The ground-breaking new Jaguar XE redefines the standard in its segment. Designed around Jaguar’s modular vehicle architecture, the XE is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 percent of the structure.

This milestone in body engineering, a product of Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in high-volume production of aluminium vehicles, ensures that the Jaguar XE combines outstanding design with benchmark levels of ride and handling.

Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar’s DNA and Jaguar is at the cutting-edge of aluminium technology in the automotive industry. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-Type have all been developed using exceptionally stiff, bonded and riveted aluminium structures. Now the XE becomes the latest model to use this aerospace-inspired technology.

The weight reduction realised ensures that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the NEDC combined cycle of less than four litres/100km and under 100g/km respectively.

The Jaguar XE’s aluminium-intensive body is beautiful to look at, but the structure also delivers exceptional torsional stiffness. The light - but strong – architecture incorporates highly advanced suspension systems delivering unparalleled levels of ride quality, handling and steering. 

The Jaguar XE is also the first car in the world to make use of a new grade of high strength aluminium called, RC 5754, which has been developed specifically for the XE. This new alloy features a high level of recycled material and makes a significant contribution to Jaguar’s goal of using 75 percent recycled material by 2020.

The world premiere of the new Jaguar XE will be held in London on the 8th September, with a South African on-sale date of late 2015. 

 

 

Article written by Autodealer
30.07.2014
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