Further details have been released about the new Jaguar XE, the company’s all-new executive car, which was announced at the Geneva motor show earlier this year.
Its front suspension will be similar to that in the F-type sports car, while the rear set-up will be unique to the XE and will be constructed partly from aluminium to keep down weight.
The XE will also get the company’s new electric power steering system, which promises added feel and improved low-speed manoeuvrability.
Another technical first for the XE will be an All Surface Progress Control system. This has been developed with assistance from sister company Land Rover, with the aim of giving the rear-drive XE better traction when pulling away on slippery surfaces.
Jaguar has already confirmed that the XE will be built on an entirely new aluminium chassis and will be the first Jaguar to have the company's new family of engines, codenamed 'Ingenium'.
The Jaguar XE will be officially unveiled in London this September, with sales expected to begin in early 2015. It will go head to head with rivals such as the BMW 3 Series and all-new Mercedes C-Class.
Further reporting by John Howell