New aluminum alloy created specifically for new Jaguar model

Jaguar continues to make aluminum a big part of construction in future cars, with the upcoming XE model getting a significant amount of the element to make it as lightweight as possible.

According to the automaker, aluminum will account for some 75 percent of the chassis structure, and a new alloy – named RC5754 – has been developed specifically for the car utilizing a high amount of recycled material.

This means when the XE hits dealer lots, Jaguar is projecting the new car to achieve less than 4L/100km fuel consumption on the EU combined cycle, though the automaker does not specify which drivetrain could attain such a rating.

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