Jaguar has announced that the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan will debut on September 8 at a special event in London.
Jaguar has announced that the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan will debut on September 8 at a special event in London. With the debut just over a month away, Jaguar has released a few more details about the XE, like its suspension setup.
The 2016 Jaguar XE features an all aluminum architecture and a new integral link rear suspension, electric power steering system and a new rear-wheel-drive traction system called All Surface Progress Control will give it “thrilling performance, agile handling and precise, responsive steering.”
The XE’s front suspension is based on the F-Type’s and features double wishbones that are attached to the subframe with cast aluminum suspension towers. The rear integral link suspension features components that are made from cast and forged aluminum.
Electric power steering is becoming the standard across the industry, but the XE will be the first Jaguar to be equipped with the latest generation Electric Power Assisted Steering. Jaguar says that the system latest software algorithms now allow much greater scope for tuning than hydraulic-based systems and deliver better quality steering feel.
Lastly All Surface Progress Control works like a low-speed cruise control to deliver optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and without the driver using the pedals.