Jaguar announced in a July 14 press release the all-new compact sport sedan, known as the “XE,” will be unveiled to the world on September 8. In the release, Jaguar also goes underneath the body of the XE, detailing the sedan’s suspension, steering and architecture’s composition.
Since the F-TYPE was released, Jaguar has been leading the field in innovation, especially with their new C-X17 Concept Crossover SUV. Now, Jaguar is using cutting-edge aluminum-intensive architecture that will provide performance, agile and precise handling, without compromising any levels of refinement.
In the rear, Jaguar is implementing an Integral Link suspension system, as opposed to the conventional multi-link design. By doing this, the XE will be able to provide its driver with sharp responses and a luxurious ride. Components found in this new suspension system are made from forged or hollow-cast aluminum.
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Mike Cross, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity, said in the press release, “Jaguar vehicles’ have always been renowned for a balance of precise handling and 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.”[youtube id=”VkENNAhiP10″ align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]
The XE’s front suspension is based on the F-TYPE‘s, with a double wishbone setup mounted to the subframe with cast aluminum suspension towers. Through this suspension setup and the new Electric Power Assisted Steering, drivers can experience an agile and “connected” drive.
Jaguar noted one last technology found in the XE in the press release: the All Surface Progress Control (ASPC). The press release stated that this system works like a low-speed cruise control in order to improve forward progress in slippery conditions.
These technologies may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the XE, but we are still just as excited. Be sure to stick with us for more information about Jaguar’s new compact sport sedan as it is release.