Jaguar produced an industry- first when they developed the Aluminum Jaguar XJ in 2004 and then the Aluminum Jaguar XK in 2007. By using rivet-bonding construction for an aluminum-intensive monocoque body they created vehicles that are lighter than the equivalent steel body, but carry significantly less kinetic energy in a collision. By reducing the amount of energy absorbed by the body of the vehicle it protects the integrity of the passenger cabin keeping its passengers safe.
Jaguar North America has established one of the largest authorized aluminum repair networks in the world to ensure the vehicle is repaired to Jaguar standards. It is essential that all body and paint repairs be performed by an authorized repair facility to ensure that the vehicles integrity is not compromised.