Jaguar XE sedan to feature all-aluminium light weight construction ; Global debut in September
Nowadays car manufacturers are using materials like aluminum and carbon-fibre to make the car`s body strong enough to meet the safety standards and ensure the weight of the vehicle is reduced to provide better fuel efficiency. Jaguar Land Rover which is owned by Tata Motors is expected to hold the global premiere of the latest Jaguar XE luxury sedan on September 8 in London. With the Jaguar XE luxury sedan, JLR will be bringing in light-weight aluminum construction expertise to the luxury segment.
A new grade of high strength aluminum, ‘RC 5754’ is expected to be used in the Jaguar XE. This will be developed exclusively for the XE. The company revealed that its latest alloy features a high level of recycled material. It has significantly contributed to Jaguar’s ultimate goal of using 75 per cent of recycled material approximately by 2020. Jaguar XE’s body uses more than 75 per cent aluminum content which is significantly higher than other cars in its class.
Jaguar Land Rover wants to ensure that the vehicle’s aluminum-intensive body structure exceeds all the standards of global safety, without compromising on the design or refinement of the vehicle. The Jaguar XE has been designed and engineered in the UK. It is expected to be the first Jaguar manufactured at a new production facility located at its Solihull plant in West Midlands, UK. Announcement has already been made about the world premiere of Jaguar XE which is to be held on September 8 in London. The vehicle is projected to deliver a fuel economy of less than 4 litres/100km on its EU combined cycle. JLR has constantly been focusing only on lightweight construction for its new Jaguar brand. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-Type have already been developed by using aluminum structures. The XE has managed to become the latest model that uses aerospace-inspired technology in cars.
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