Author: Zahra Al-Kateb
The Jaguar XE was unveiled to the world this week at a star-studded event held at Earls Court, London.
The aluminum Jaguar XE is the first model developed from Jaguar Land Rover’s new modular vehicle architecture and will set the standard for driving dynamics in the midsize segment.
“Jaguar’s position as the leading premium manufacturer of aluminum vehicles allowed us to develop a light, stiff body structure that is ground-breaking in its class. It enables the XE’s advanced chassis technologies to deliver an unprecedented balance of agility and levels of refinement previously found only in vehicles from the segments above” said Kevin Stride, Vehicle Line Director from Jaguar XE.
With exquisite materials and finishes, the cabin offers outstanding levels of comfort and spaciousness. Technical fabrics, fine-grain leathers and details such as contrasting twin-needle stitching give the cabin a bespoke quality. The choice of gloss black, textured aluminum and contemporary wood veneers enhance the luxurious, hand-crafted feel.
The XE is also the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic Jaguar saloon ever built and is the first Jaguar to be equipped with electric power steering. As well as this, it boasts the lowest cost of ownership of any Jaguar and is the most environmentally sustainable.
The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the high-performance S model at the top of the range. Full details of the entire XE range will be announced at the Paris Motorshow in October.