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July 28 2014


(MAHWAH, NJ) – July 28, 2014 – The upcoming Jaguar XE has been designed around a new modular vehicle architecture and uses an aluminum-intensive unibody. Lightweight aluminum accounts for 75 percent of the structure.

Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar design, and Jaguar is at the forefront of aluminum technology in the automotive industry. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-TYPE have all been developed using exceptionally stiff bonded and riveted aluminum structures: now the XE becomes the latest model to use this aerospace-inspired technology. This light and strong architecture will deliver exceptional torsional stiffness, and will incorporate highly advanced suspension systems.

The Jaguar XE will combine outstanding design with benchmark levels of ride and handling – it will be the true driver’s car in the segment. The Jaguar XE will make use of a new grade of high strength aluminum called RC 5754. This new alloy features a high level of recycled material and makes a significant contribution toward Jaguar’s goal of using 75 percent recycled material by 2020. Designed and engineered in the UK, the XE will be the first Jaguar vehicle to be manufactured at a new purpose-built production facility at the company’s Solihull plant in the West Midlands in the UK.