What does the brand new XE Jaguar have to offer that's making its competition look weaker? The XE Jaguar has been called the best sedan in its class by automotive reviewers, beating down the Audi A4, Lexus IS and BMW 3-Series. The new XE Jaguar demonstrates its supremacy thanks to its dexterity and smooth handling on the asphalt; two aspects the competition lack in comparison. Historically, BMW and Audi have dominated the roster of luxury car rentals in Europe as the premier high-end brands but, thanks to the new Jaguar XE, that may soon change!
Structural Superiority in the Jaguar XE
The XE Jaguar has a 75 percent bonded and engrossed aluminum body structure in a design that incorporates an aggressive front with a more conservative rear. The rest of the structure has been made of steel, which was located strategically to shift the weight distribution toward the driven rear wheels. The design of the XE Jaguar along with its 'Integral Link' suspension, allows this exceptional sedan to offer up a superior drive that proves why it is the best in its class.
The aluminum body has not made this Jaguar a particularly light model overall, weighting a total of 3,700 pounds, just as much as its counterpart, the BMW 3-Series and making it even heavier than the Cadillac ATS. Jaguar XE engineering manager, Jon Darlington, says a lighter body structure allows Jaguar to use heavier, more complex suspension systems which improve the performance of the vehicle.
As soon as you start the engine you can feel the power of the supercharged XE, made of pure precision and mastery. Its adaptive dampers and brake-based torque vectoring help the XE take quick turns and exit fast, making this sedan a powerful yet easy-to-drive vehicle.
The Pros and Cons of Innovation
The XE is the most aerodynamic sedan built by Jaguar and it is probably the most important car Jaguar has ever made. It is the first car of the brand with electric power steering, which allows it to offer greater energy efficiency, while reducing the car's CO2 emissions by up to 3 percent.
Its interior design is neat and elegant, perfectly matching the exterior design. Even though the XE interior has been appreciated for its comfortable and luxurious composition, some say it lacks a little bit of functionality due to its rear leg and shoulder room. Also, its wide central door pillar ends up reducing visibility.
For tech lovers, Jaguar has a new media feature that allows the driver to connect a smartphone to the car and remotely control some of its functions. This new connectivity system makes it even easier to have total control of this impressive car.
The Jaguar XE: A Complete Package
All in all, the XE Jaguar is being categorized as an exceptional sedan that seems to be the best in its class for this year in Europe - this car won't be available in the US until next year. The XE has a lighter design and a more affordable price, which the automaker thinks is going to help to attract significantly more customers to the brand. Jaguar sales are estimated to go from 60,000 to 80,000 units with the release of the XE, which would almost double the brand's annual global sales volume.