According to the company statement “The Jaguar XE will use a new grade of high strength aluminium called ‘RC 5754′, which has been developed specifically for the XE”.
Jaguar’s Chief Technical Specialist Mark White said: “The Jaguar XE body uses over 75 per cent aluminium content, which far exceeds any other car in its class”. He also added XE is projected to deliver fuel economy of less than 4 litres/100km on EU combined cycle which make sure our aluminium-intensive body structure exceeds all global safety standards without compromising on vehicle design or refinement.”
Designed and engineered in the UK, the Jaguar XE will be the first Jaguar to be manufactured at a new purpose-built production facility at the company’s Solihull plant in the West Midlands in the UK.
“The world premiere of the new Jaguar XE will be held in London on September 8,” the company added.
JLR has been focussing on lightweight construction for its Jaguar brand. The Jaguar XJ, XK and F-Type have all been developed using aluminium structures. The XE becomes the latest model to use aerospace-inspired technology in cars.