18th October 2016
Novelis has announced it is supplying aluminum solutions for the all-new Jaguar XFL, the first Jaguar model from Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd. The XFL launched in China on August 29 and features a body-in-white made of 75 percent aluminum, the highest aluminum content achieved by an automaker to date in the Chinese automotive marketplace.
Jaguar XFL’s advanced design builds upon the successful launch of the Jaguar XE and XF models in Europe, which also featured Novelis aluminum and applies the same Novelis premium alloys, Novelis Advanz™, throughout the majority of the body-in-white. The application of Novelis’ innovative aluminum solutions makes the mid-sized luxury sedan 28 percent stiffer than the first generation model. The light, stiff and strong aluminum-intensive body benefits the vehicle with greater flexibility to incorporate complex technology, compared with conventional body platforms.
“Novelis has been working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop advanced automotive aluminum solutions for years, and we are honored to be involved with the first Jaguar model of Chery Jaguar Land Rover,” said James Liu, Managing Director of Novelis China, and Vice President, Automotive, Novelis Asia. He added, “With nearly 40 years of expertise in the global automotive industry and local production capabilities in China, Novelis is looking forward to deepening collaborations with Chery Jaguar Land Rover and further boosting automotive aluminum lightweighting applications within the Chinese market.”