New 15 Plate Baby Jag
Published Date: 1st Sep 2014
The new Jaguar XE saloon is due to arrive in 2015 and we've got all the latest details on specs, engines and design
This innovative Jaguar XE is a new compact executive saloon that will have the BMW 3 Series to compete with, and also the Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4. This new baby Jaguar is due to be unveiled in September before going on sale in 2015 with the price starting around the £27,000 area.
The spy shots and teaser pics give a great idea of how the car will look. Short front and rear overhangs can be made out, as well as the familiar Jagaur nose. Like its rivals in this class, it shows the styling of its big brother – the Jaguar XF.
The all-new Jaguar XE promises to be the most fuel efficient Jaguar ever. “The XE body uses over 75 per cent aluminium content,” said Mark White, the man responsible for Jaguar’s vehicle structures. “This gives us a body structure with unrivalled low weight.”
“We’ve made sure our aluminium-intensive body structure exceeds all global safety standards without compromising on design or refinement,” added Mark White. Getting this this balance right is mostly down to the inclusion of a new high-strength alloy called RC 5754, developed just for the XE from heavily recycled materials.
Mike Cross, Jaguar chief engineer of vehicle integrity, also explained that the Jaguar XE “dynamically outperforms its rivals”. Jaguar claims that’s partly down to the XE’s lightweight aluminium construction and advanced chassis.
“In-car technologies in this ever-more connected and fast-paced world are an integral part of your driving experience,” said Dr Mike Bell, Jaguar’s Global Connected Car Director. “With the all-new XE we’re introducing an entire suite of cutting-edge driver aids and entertainment systems. Designed and developed from scratch, they will ensure that every journey you take is simpler, more relaxing, safer, and effortlessly enjoyable.”
Jaguar’s XE will be revealed at an event in London on 8 September 2014, ahead of a release date in 2015 on the new March 15 Plate. Prices are expected to start somewhere between £25,000 and £30,000, meaning it rivals the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class.