2016 Jaguar XE Teased

Following the footsteps of Audi, BMW, and virtually every other luxury automaker, Jaguar is finally introducing a compact sedan to North America in 2016. Today, Jaguar revealed what to expect beneath the sheetmetal on the new XE. The 2016 Jaguar XE will feature a largely aluminum body for a lighter weight. The XE implements an Integral Link rear suspension that promises a more responsive drive from conventional multi-link designs. A double-wishbone front suspension promises to improve handling and drive feel. For better traction in slippery surfaces, the rear-drive XE will feature All Surface Progress Control, which works like a low-speed cruise control system. Perhaps the most interesting new feature on the XE is its electric power steering. The XE will be the first Jaguar model to forgo the traditional hydraulic steering, and Jaguar says this system will allow for better handling on low-speed maneuvers, improved overall steering feel, and the ability to adapt to different drive control settings. The move may actually help increase fuel economy as well.
As previously reported, the 2016 Jaguar XE is set to receive a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 option good for 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Also expect turbocharged Ingenium 2.0-liter four-cylinder versions. To actually see what is above the surface of the XE, we will have to wait until September 8, when Jaguar fully reveals the all-new XE. Source: Jaguar