2016 Jaguar XE May Be Most Fuel-Efficient Jaguar Ever, Automaker Says | Edmunds

2016 Jaguar XE May Be Most Fuel-Efficient Jaguar Ever, Automaker Says


Just the Facts:
  • The 2016 Jaguar XE compact premium sport sedan may be the most fuel-efficient Jaguar ever, according to the latest technology preview of the car.
  • The XE's aluminum construction will make it "lighter and stronger than the competition," Jaguar said.
  • The wraps come off the new Jaguar XE in London on September 8.

MAHWAH, New Jersey The 2016 Jaguar XE compact premium sport sedan may be the most fuel-efficient Jaguar ever, according to the latest technology preview of the car.

The XE will arrive at U.S. dealerships sometime in 2016.

The small sport sedan's aluminum construction will make it "lighter and stronger than the competition," Jaguar Land Rover said.

Jaguar will unveil the new Jaguar XE in London on September 8. The XE is also expected to appear at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

The automaker stopped short of offering fuel economy estimates on the Jaguar XE and the EPA has not posted 2016 fuel economy numbers.

U.S. consumers have been grappling with high gasoline prices for months. But the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Tuesday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.51 versus $3.63 a year ago.

Jaguar Land Rover has been dribbling out details about the highly anticipated XE. In the latest preview issued on Monday, the automaker said a new aluminum alloy, dubbed RC5754, was developed for the XE. The XE uses a high percentage of recycled aluminum to reduce energy consumption.

"Lightweight aluminum accounts for 75 percent of the structure," the automaker said.
It added: "The weight reduction realized ensures that the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet."

The aluminum technology is inspired by the aerospace industry.

The Jaguar XE targets the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Jaguar Land Rover has been slowly releasing details about the XE, including teasers that offer glimpses of the car.

Two more technology previews will be coming before the car's official debut next month.

"The series highlights the technical, design and engineering features in the XE and features information on chassis technologies, its advanced aluminum architecture, unique driver aids and new Ingenium engine range," the automaker said.

Edmunds says: Your 2016 Jaguar XE may take some of the sting out of high pump prices, but we'll have to wait a bit longer until the EPA weighs in with official fuel economy numbers.

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