Jaguar XE Announced as New Name for Premium Sport Sedan

Jaguar XE

Jaguar has announced the name of its new mid-sized premium sports sedan which will go on sale in the middle of next year.

First product from the new advanced aluminium architecture

The Jaguar XE will be the first production model in its segment to ride on the company’s newly developed aluminium architecture which was implemented on the C-X17 concept.

Speaking in Geneva, Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: "We announced just a few weeks ago that our new Engine Manufacturing Centre would produce a new family of premium, lightweight, low-friction, low emission four-cylinder petrol and diesel units. The first of our Ingenium engine range will be used in our all-new mid-sized Jaguar sports sedan. That car will be called the Jaguar XE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year."

Its global rollout will begin in 2015, and it will also be the first car in its segment to use an aluminium monocoque. Jaguar says that power will be provided by engines with a wide range of capacities and output all offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies, including top speeds of over 300km/h and  CO2 emissions lower than 100 g/km.

The name of the Jaguar XE follows a logical progression, positioned alongside the XF and XJ saloons in the range.

Full XE technical and range details will be announced later in 2014.