The Jaguar XE is the first sports sedan to feature lightweight, aluminum-intensive construction
Early in the 1930s aircraft designers adopted monocoque architecture to provide airplanes with structural strength while being lightweight. Jaguar is leading the industry using the aerospace inspired design on its latest vehicles.
The C-X17 concept vehicle was launched to demonstrate the capabilities of Jaguar’s advanced aluminum monocoque architecture which will be debuting on the XE sports saloon. Monocoque architecture supports loads through the vehicle’s skin, similar to an egg shell or a structural skin. Commercial car bodies are rarely, if ever monocoques. Most modern vehicles rely on a body frame integral construction that utilizes bulkheads and tubes to provide the strength of the vehicle, thus the skin of the vehicle adds very little to the strength or stiffness.
The Jaguar XE will be launched on September 8, 2014 featuring new modular vehicle architecture featuring an aluminum-intensive unibody. Jaguar has been premiering their latest technological feat of using exceptionally stiff bonded and riveted aluminum structures on the Jaguar XJ, XK, and F-TYPE. Taking advantage of the prior model learnings, the XE all-new modular architecture is developed around the fifth-generation of bonded and riveted aluminum technology. The XE features lightweight aluminum for 75 percent of its structure. The architecture utilized this light and strong material to deliver exceptional torsional stiffness. This high strength and rigid body enables world class driving dynamics providing you with a sinuous ride and precise handling.
Another outstanding construction feature is the use of recycled materials. The Jaguar XE uses a new grade of high strength aluminum called RC 5754 that is made from high level of recycled material. Jaguar has set a goal to reduce energy consumption and lifecycle CO2 and is on track to be using 75 percent of recycled material by 2020.
Designed, engineered, and manufactured in the UK, the XE is a true compact sports sedan that delivers a game-changing driving experience. To celebrate this monumental launch Jaguar has partnered with several artists including Multi-platinum, British singer songwriter Emeli Sandé, Emmy nominated British actor Idris Elba, and Renowned British designer Stella McCartney for to launch the FEEL XE campaign. These artists embody creativity and elegance which is at the heart of Jaguar and the new XE. Set to launch on September 8, 2014 Emeli Sandé will make London feel exhilarated with a unique song created based on submissions to #FEELXE answering the question “What makes you feel exhilarated?” In an unprecedented audio-visual spectacle that can be seen and heard across the Thames, Emeli will perform and the finale will be the world reveal of the new Jaguar XE compact premium sports sedan.
About Jaguar Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Jaguar team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Jaguar vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Jaguar models including the new Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.
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