The Jaguar X-TYPE Estate featuring the 'Sports Collection' body styling package makes its debut at the Canary Wharf Motorshow (13th June, 2005).
Introduced last year on the Saloon, and now also available on the S-TYPE, the new 'Sports Collection' body styling package, adds yet another exciting dimension to the X-TYPE range, providing a stylish differentiation for the X-TYPE Estate.
The enhancements give the X-TYPE Estate a more athletic, sportier appearance with a new tailgate spoiler and rear valance; unique to the Estate.
Similar to the saloon body styling package, and in keeping with the new front-end section, the design team has added side sill appliqués and upper and lower black mesh grilles. A new front valance has also been added to ensure the lowered, more squat and purposeful stance is noticeable from all angles.
The high mounted tailgate spoiler and lowered ramp angles have improved aerodynamic performance, whilst the dynamic lines give the car a sportier more aggressive, feel and attitude. The 'Sports Collection' X-TYPE Estate also gets a more pronounced rear boot spoiler as well as new exhaust tailpipe finishers and stylish, new 7.5" x 18" Proteus alloy wheels.
Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum said: "The visual impact of adding the body styling pack is dramatic; it refreshes the look of the car, giving people another reason to consider buying an X-TYPE Estate.
He continued: "Body-styling packages must be designed as an integral part of the car. The rationale was to emphasise the stance of the X-TYPE Estate by lowering the visual aspect.
The enhancements we have made for the 'Sports Collection' give the car a more aggressive, purposeful look. The whole attitude and look of the car has been lowered giving the impression it is hugging the road."
Depending on model, the full 'Sports Collection' package can be ordered for all existing X-TYPE Diesel and petrol estate vehicles - or retro-fitted - for around £1,700 for the saloon and £1,800 for the estate excluding wheels.Published 9 June 2005