Completely new Jaguar E-PACE crossover mixes steel, aluminum to lightweight exterior

Jaguar has announced  it used magnesium, composites, aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel to create its completely new model, the “E-PACE.”

Revealed Thursday and going on sale early next year, the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE crossover is meant to blend a sports car with an 5-seat SUV. It starts at $38,000 — which is low enough that you might see one in the average market.

“Jaguar engineers have used a variety of ultra-high-strength steels, lightweight aluminum, advanced composites and precision processes to create a compact SUV capable of delivering Jaguar dynamics and meeting global safety standards,” the OEM wrote in a news release Thursday.

The hood, front fenders, roof and tailgate are all aluminum. Going aluminum for the “powerfully profiled hood” saved Jaguar 22 pounds compared to steel, while the fenders cut 6.6 pounds off the car’s weight. Besides improving gas mileage, the aluminum hood’s 13.2-pound weight savings drops “the vehicle’s center of gravity for improved handling and stability,” according to Jaguar.

To read the complete article go to: http://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2017/07/17/completely-new-jaguar-e-pace-crossover-mixes-steel-aluminum/

This article is courtesy of John Huetter and Repairer Driven News . Check out their website at http://www.repairerdrivennews.com where you will find so much more information.

 

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