Jaguar has launched a new teaser for the XE , ahead of the compact sedan’s official unveiling on September 8th, 2014. Much like the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s interior teaser video , which ties the company’s future with that of the space program, the new XE footage revolves around the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows aerobatic team. In fact, the XE only makes a brief appearance in the video, being shown as it is transported by helicopter during the final seconds. The vehicle is too far away in the distance, which means we’ll have to settle for the teaser photo Jaguar released earlier in 2014.
As a brief reminder, the XE was developed as a competitor for the BMW 3 Series, but it will also be Britain’s main weapon against the likes of the Mercedes -Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. With most of its body structure and chassis made from aluminum, the XE is expected to be lightest sedan in its segment and deliver class-leading fuel economy in its most frugal trim. Power will come from JLR’s new Ingenium engine family and will include both gasoline and diesel powerplants. A high-performance version motivated by the familiar supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 mill is also in the books.
The first model to be unveiled will be the XE S, with the rest of the lineup to break cover during the Paris Motor Show in October 2014. Stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details on the compact sedan next week.
On the evening of the 8 September, Jaguar will hold two special events in London to mark the unveiling of the new Jaguar XE, a true driver’s car; one that redefines the concept of the mid-size sports saloon.
Jaguar will bring levels of innovation never seen before in this segment - with its lightweight construction expertise and sophisticated chassis technology in addition to the new family of Ingenium engines - all designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK.
Built around an all-new, aluminium-intensive architecture, the XE combines thrilling performance, agile handling and precise, responsive steering, with outstanding levels of refinement and fuel efficiency.
EVENT 1 - EARLS COURT – World Premiere of the Jaguar XE
Jaguar will reveal the XE S Derivative only. The full XE range will be revealed at Paris Motor Show press conference on 02 October at 14:45/15:00 CEST.
The Earls Court show will be narrated by actor John Hannah and feature special performances from artists including Emeli Sandé, The Kaiser Chiefs and Eliza Doolittle.
EVENT 2 – EMELI SANDE Live Performance – 21:30 – 22:15
The second event is a live 45 minute performance by Emeli Sandé at a secret location for 200 VIP guests. Emeli will debut her Jaguar FEEL XE song – a newly written track inspired by the public via social media. The new Jaguar XE will be revealed as part of the event and onlookers will be treated to an audio-visual spectacle during the FEEL XE track performance.