Jaguar X-TYPE Estate - Engine Range | Part Three

Jaguar X-TYPE Estate

Jaguar X-TYPE

The engine range for the new X-TYPE Estate comprises 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.

When it goes on sale in spring 2004, the X-TYPE Estate will add a further dimension to a model range that has been instrumental in driving Jaguar’s sales growth in recent years. Since its introduction in May 2001, more than 140,000 X-TYPEs have been sold in almost 70 markets worldwide. With this new Estate – and the recently announced new diesel engine – the X-TYPE not only now offers the widest ever choice in a single Jaguar model range, but also opens up exciting new market opportunities to the Jaguar marque.

  • The new X-TYPE Estate goes on sale in spring 2004.
  • Based on the successful X-TYPE saloon, but redesigned from the B-pillars back, the new X-TYPE Estate features new rear doors, a completely new roof and rear body structure and additional rear quarter windows.
  • The new X-TYPE Estate is designed to satisfy the demands of a new generation of estate car buyers who base their purchase decisions primarily on style, versatility and driving dynamics.
  • As well as scoring highly in these areas, the new X-TYPE Estate also enjoys the largest usable maximum load volume in its competitive set, bettering the equivalent BMW, Mercedes and Audi.
  • Body stiffness of the new X-TYPE Estate – the starting point for excellent chassis dynamics – ranks with the best in class.
  • The tailgate has an independently opening rear window as well as conventional full tailgate opening.
  • The new X-TYPE Estate provides both luxury and versatility. A new headlining incorporates additional rear lighting, while the rear luggage area includes two interior lights and window vents. The luggage compartment is fully trimmed, and carpeted up to the interior waistline.
  • Beneath the load floor is a storage space incorporating a power supply socket in the spare wheel area.
  • This makes it possible to charge a laptop while it is discreetly concealed.
  • Four spring-loaded, chrome-finished D-rings in the rear load compartment provide a secure luggage tie-down facility.
  • Depending on specification, either one or two additional stowage areas in the rear side mouldings (with detachable doors) offer more concealed space for small items.
  • The split-folding rear seat folds virtually flat without the need to remove headrests, providing a versatile balance between luggage volume and passenger accommodation that allows for one, two or three people to sit in the rear seat. A tonneau cover assembly combines a retractable luggage cover with an optional vertical luggage-retaining net behind the rear seats, and is easily detachable for maximum load volume.
  • Black roof rails are standard on all X-TYPE Estates. Bright silver rails are an option. Both can be used in conjunction with a range of carrying systems, from ski clamps to roof boxes.
  • A discreet roof spoiler on the new X-TYPE Estate incorporates a high-mounted stoplight and rear washer nozzle.
  • The new X-TYPE Estate will be available with a choice of 2.0 litre direct-injection turbodiesel, 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre V6 petrol engines.
  • The 2.5 and 3.0 litre V6 models feature Jaguar’s Traction-4 full-time all-wheel-drive transmission as standard.
  • All petrol X-TYPEs offer a choice of five-speed manual or five-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmissions.
  • The new X-TYPE Estate has been engineered to offer the same rewarding driving characteristics as the X-TYPE saloon. All X-TYPEs benefit from a class-leading combination of ride comfort and sporting, driver-focused dynamic ability.
  • The new X-TYPE Estate is available in three guises: Classic, SE and Sport. Combined with the three engine options, this gives a potential 40-plus X-TYPE models – more than double the previous range.
  • A wide range of accessories – including a luggage partition and divider, roof cross bars, a boot utility protector and a detachable tow bar – will be offered to enhance the X-TYPE Estate’s inherent versatility.
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Published 18 September 2003 Melanie Carter

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