The Jaguar X-TYPE | Part Two

Jaguar X-TYPE

Jaguar X-TYPE

With major revisions including nearly 500 new components, the new X-TYPE retains all the original car’s strengths, and adds some new ones of its own.

The X-TYPE's exterior styling is significantly refreshed, with changes that give it greater visual strength and appeal.

The new X-TYPE also has subtle interior revisions that give more choice of trim and equipment, to further emphasise its luxury car credentials.

For the first time, X-TYPE buyers can choose diesel power with automatic transmission, including one-touch Jaguar Sequential Shift – broadening the new model’s appeal to those who previously would have ruled out X-TYPE purchase.

The 2.2D manual version has headline figures of 0-60mph in 8.7 seconds, a maximum speed of 134mph (216kph), a combined economy of 47.1mpg (6.0l/100km), and a CO2 rating of 159g/km. The respective figures for the 2.2D automatic are 9.5 seconds, 129mph (208kph), 41 mpg (6.9l/100km) and 184g/km. The comparative figures are similar for Estate versions.

The X-TYPE 2.2 Diesel automatic combines a powerful, advanced diesel engine with a proven luxury vehicle – the result is an exceptional blend of performance and refinement.

Saloon and estate versions of the new X-TYPE go on sale in the UK in March 2008 and in other European markets from April 2008.

The Highlights of the New Jaguar X-TYPE
  • New six-speed automatic transmission
  • New Jaguar Sequential Shift function on 2.2D
  • Enhanced, Phase 2 Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • DAB radio options (dependent on market) with new roof-mounted antenna pod
  • Revised parking aid systems
  • New mesh grille featuring the Jaguar ‘growler’ badge 
  • New front and rear bumper design
  • New sill mouldings
  • New, re-profiled side mouldings
  • New badging including front wing Jaguar ‘ingot’ badges, and rear chrome signature blade on saloon models
  • New door mirrors with integrated turn indicator repeaters
  • Two new alloy wheel designs
  • New exterior paint choices
  • New speedometer and rev-counter designs
  • Tungsten metallic finish for air vents, steering wheel spokes, and centre console
  • Chrome finish for air-vent thumb wheels and steering wheel controls
  • New seat designs, with new horizontal and diamond twin-needle stitch patterns
  • New Rosewood veneer option
  • New interior colour palette, with additional trim options including Soft Grain leather
  • New door trim designs, to complement new seat-trim and colour combinations
Jaguar X-TYPE | Part Three
Published 13 October 2007 Melanie Carter

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