This brand-new addition to the Jaguar lineup, launched in Europe this autumn and arriving in North America in 2016, is the first vehicle in the mid-size segment to feature an aluminium-intensive body structure.
Novelis engineers worked closely with Jaguar to deliver innovative, high-quality aluminium sheet for the vehicle's structure, enabling the lightest, stiffest and most aerodynamic Jaguar sedan ever.
The car's advanced design features Novelis Advanz((TM)) 6000-series alloys developed specifically for automotive skin sheet and structural applications. The XE's state-of-the-art construction makes it exceptionally strong and light, contributing to fuel efficiency gains and emissions of less than 100g/km, while delivering superior driving dynamics and safety.
"Novelis is proud to be the supplier of aluminium sheet to Jaguar Land Rover, enabling novel, lightweight construction platforms, such as the XE," said Pierre Labat, Vice President and General Manager Automotive, Novelis Europe. "The XE once again reflects the leadership of Jaguar Land Rover and Novelis in the design and production of high-volume aluminium vehicles and is another important milestone in body engineering, redefining the standard in its class."
The new XE is the first all new car in the world to use a new, high recycled content aluminium alloy designed jointly by Novelis and Jaguar Land Rover for the automotive industry. The companies will extend their positions as leaders in sustainability by using high recycled-content alloys on all future Jaguar Land Rover platforms, reducing the overall carbon footprint in their products. Since 2013, the Novelis recycling plant in Latchford, UK has provided Jaguar Land Rover with a closed-loop recycling solution by converting the car manufacturer's aluminium scrap metal into new material for automotive sheet.