Normally we’d mark that on the calendar and continue on, except the announcement coincides with Jaguar’s latest info dump on the XE, of which a few more are expected in the coming weeks.
The XE features a double wishbone front suspension not all that far removed from the F-Type, consisting of predominantly all-aluminum parts and tuned to deliver ‘Jaguar XFR-levels of stiffness.’
At the rear, the Jaguar XE fits a unique integral link suspension, capable of delivering quicker handling and better control over conventional multi-link designs. Refined, yet luxurious.
The XE becomes the first Jaguar to come fitted with the latest electric power steering, packing-in a lot of math and scratching of the head to deliver a responsive steering feel. The system also eases low-speed maneuverability and will play host to new driver aid features.
But the largest driver aid will undoubtedly be Jaguar’s All Surface Progress Control – basically launch control – developed with input from Land Rover.
The program works like a low-speed cruise control to minimize wheel slip on wet surfaces, but we don’t suggest following your Land Rover buddies into the wilderness in the new baby Jag.