Jaguar has experienced something of a resurgence these past few years. First came the excellent XF, which was followed by the impressive XJ. More recently we have heard rumours of a C-Class/3 Series/A4 rival to pick up where the ill-fated X-type left off…
There have been lots of rumours surrounding Jaguar’s plans for an X-Type successor. The latest is that the new X will only be launched after the new XF has been introduced in 2015.
Although Jaguar’s B99 design concept looks like a sizeable saloon it’s only 4,5 meters long, 1,95 metres wide and 1,35 metres tall, dimensions that will pit it against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series
Comments by Jaguar’s new brand director alluded to the fact that the company is planning the development of a new compact executive model to go head-to-head with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. If the project gets the nod in the boardroom, it’ll be the next X-Type, but not as we know it.
The X-Type is probably the most commonly sighted Jaguar cruising South African roads. This entry-level luxury Jag first made its appearance in 2001, and will soon receive a fresh facelift. The face lifted version will go on sale in South Africa in April 2
IN SOME ways, the concept
of a ‘baby Jag’ is something of a paradox. Jaguar saloons have always been elegant, fast, sporty and luxurious – but never small.
Jaguar’s exclusive X-Type is now available in a 2,0-litre derivative with changes made that should really not deter too many enthusiasts.
The X-Type is Jaguar’s first entrant into the fast-growing compact saloon segment. Two models of the all-wheel drive compact sports saloon went on sale in South Africa at the end of May.
Jaguar will be using Janet Jackson’s latest world tour to take its new X-Type to a diverse audience.