But more important still is that this level of practicality is offered in a car with all the style and dynamic agility of an X-TYPE saloon. Body stiffness that ranks with the best in class is the starting point for excellent chassis dynamics.
Research has revealed that those buying an estate car today are on average significantly younger than their saloon car counterparts. They are also more likely to participate in active sports than they are to spectate. In short, they demand a car that complements their lifestyle – and the new X-TYPE Estate is such a vehicle.
All new X-TYPE Estates feature a high level of specification as standard. There are three versions of the X-TYPE Estate: Classic, SE and Sport. The Classic provides a ‘younger’ exterior look than the luxury-focused SE, which features a more traditional, chrome-enhanced appearance. Sport models are distinguished by a body-coloured grille and an absence of chrome, and have larger wheels and lower-profile tyres.
The engine range for the new X-TYPE Estate mirrors that of the saloon and comprises 2 litre V6 petrol, 2.0 litre diesel, 2.5 litre V6 petrol and 3.0 litre V6 petrol. The two larger V6 petrol engines power vehicles featuring Jaguar’s Traction-4 all-wheel drive. In addition to the advantages that all-wheel drive provides in normal road driving, it makes the X-TYPE Estate an ideal choice for those who need extra grip when pulling boat trailers or unloading sports equipment on rough terrain.
In addition to outstanding performance, economy and specification, all X-TYPE Estate derivatives demonstrate excellent value for money when compared to their facing competition. As an example, the 2.0 litre Diesel Classic is available from £21,165, representing a saving of £585 over the BMW 320d ES and £1,365 versus the Mercedes-Benz C200 Cdi. The 3.0 litre Sport also offers excellent value for money when compared with its rivals at £27,770, a saving of £2,515 over the BMW 330i Sport and £4,340 over the Mercedes-Benz C320 Avantgarde SE. The full X-TYPE Estate prices are as follows:
- X-TYPE Estate 2 litre Diesel Classic £21,165
- X-TYPE Estate 2 litre Diesel Sport £23,420
- X-TYPE Estate 2 litre Diesel SE £24,065
- X-TYPE Estate 2.5 litre V6 Classic £23,920
- X-TYPE Estate 2.5 litre V6 Sport £26,270
- X-TYPE Estate 2.5 litre V6 SE £27,270
- X-TYPE Estate 3 litre V6 Sport £27,770
- X-TYPE Estate 3 litre V6 SE £28,770