While talking about the company’s future plans, Karl-Peter Forster and Ralph Speth confirmed that the XE sports roadster will make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This is exactly 50 years after the debut of the XKE which it is reputed to be the spiritual successor. Jaguar will unveil it as a roadster first, but a coupe version will follow.

The 2013 Jaguar XE will be built on an all-new aluminum platform and will be powered by a V8 petrol engine with 385hp in a naturally aspired version and 510 hp in the supercharged version. Reports also suggest that the upcoming XE will be made as a hybrid variant. The gas/electric vehicle will use a much more efficient lithium ion battery pack, as opposed to today’s nickel based energy storage devices. Fans of high performance don’t fret, because Jaguar is also preparing an R version of the XE.

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Source: Inside Line

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4 comments:

  (859) posted on 12.7.2010

Seems like a great idea, now we will see how a new design is handled by the new owners. hope the quality dosn’t suffer

  (745) posted on 08.25.2010

Hot Jaguar, I may say! The color is very striking. I like it.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

The 61 XKE was sex on wheels . I think its the rectangular grill that I dont buy. not on an XKE redo. Maybe the coupe rendering will help some.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

Wow, now that’s the sexiest looking Jaguar I’ve ever seen. I don’t care what the specs are or what the price is. If I had the money, I would so get this car.

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