The lightweight structure achieves better fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, both in driving and in manufacture.
Up to 50 percent of its body is made from recycled aluminum, thereby significantly reducing emissions during the manufacturing process. Plus, as recycled aluminum only uses 5 percent of the energy needed to make a primary metal, the XJ saves up to 3 tons of CO2 compared to a car using 100 percent primary aluminum.
State-of-the-art aerospace construction techniques are used for bonding and riveting, resulting in less weight, without compromising strength or performance.
At over 150 kg lighter than its nearest competitor, the XJ has less mass to accelerate, resulting in improved fuel economy and lower emissions. Its streamlined shape creates a class-leading, low drag co-efficient, further improving its carbon-friendly credentials.
The doors are one piece, rather than the usual three components, making them lighter, stiffer and more durable too.