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New Jaguar XE London reveal on 8 September – more XE details revealed

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

The new Jaguar XE will be revealed in London in September

The new Jaguar XE – the new smaller Jaguar that aims to take the fight to cars like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C Class – will be revealed in London on 8th September, and Jaguar are promising the new XE will be “true sports saloon with class-leading dynamics, refinement and technology”. Jaguar want us to see the XE as a spiritual successor to the Mark II Jaguar, a car that redefines the sports saloon and is a proper drivers car. It’s a big aim, but it looks to have a lot of promise.

With lightweight construction, a very clever chassis and a new range of Ingenium engines, the XE does look set to be a serious challenger to the premium market leaders and finally give Jaguar a car that can sell in real volume without being a sell-out in the goal for increased sales.

The suspension is inspired by that of the F-Type with integral link suspension at the back providing stiffness and delivering sharp response and handling without sacrificing ride quality.

At the front, the new XE gets cast aluminium suspension towers mounted on a subframe with double wishbones delivering strong handling characteristics and promising high levels of agility, and high steering feel from a Jaguar first of Electric Power Assisted Steering.

Another first for the XE is the new All Surface Progress Control – developed with help from Land Rover – which gains traction on slippery surfaces with far more finesse than a human right foot, and does so without any input from the driver.

Mike Cross, Jaguar’s Chassis Guru, Said:

Jaguars have always been renowned for a balance of precise handling and a high-quality ride.

The XE is the culmination of everything the company has learned over the years. The Integral Link rear suspension provides a combination of supple ride and crisp handling that is unmatched in this segment. We are on target to deliver a vehicle that dynamically outperforms our rivals.

It’s all looking very promising, and you can be sure there will be more technical highlights of the new Jaguar XE revealed before the car itself gets its first public outing in September.

By Cars UK