Jaguar unveiled the all new 2008 X-Type today at the Canary Wharf Motorexpo. The new model is offering customers outstanding value-for-money across the range. By consolidating the current line-up, the new model now benefits from a breadth of feature additions and changes to exterior styling without generating a price increase.
The 2008 X-Type is built at Halewood, Liverpool and combines a a fresh performance spirit, handling agility and innovative technology with the luxury, craftsmanship and refinement for which Jaguar is renowned.
For the 2008 model year only the "S", "SE", "Sport Premium" and "Sovereign" version will be offered.
The X-Type is powered by a range of four engines including the 2.0 and 2.2-litre diesels, the 2.5-litre V6 petrol and the 3.0-litre V6 petrol all-wheel drive (AWD). The 3.0-litre V6 petrol AWD will only be available to buy in the estate version.
Starting September two new colours will be added: the "Porcelain White" replacing "White Onyx" and "Blue Prism" - a totaly new colour.
X-TYPE customers can now benefit from outstanding value-for-money with the following popular features now standard across the range:
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 17” Alloy wheels
- Bright mesh grille
- Leather or leather / cloth seats
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Three rear head restraints
- Trip computer with message centre
- Folding 70/30 split rear seats (estate and saloon)
- Cruise control
- Auto Clear View Pack (includes rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and interior rear-view mirror with auto-dimming).
X-TYPE S is offered in either saloon or estate version. The entry level will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, with pricing starting £21,500. In addition to the other features being added to the whole range, the X-TYPE S now features upgraded seat functionality to 4 way driver / 4 way passenger and a front centre console with sliding arm rest. The 2.2-litre diesel is priced at £22,500, while the 2.5-litre V6 petrol will be £23,500. The estate costs £1,400 more than the saloon on all engine derivatives.
A new optional ’S Sport’ pack is available to order on the X-TYPE S and is priced at £800 for the saloon and £700 for the estate. This includes: Aruba 18” alloy wheels; sports suspension; boot lid spoiler (saloon only) and body coloured grille surround.
X-TYPE SE (2.0-litre diesel saloon and estate, 2.2-litre diesel saloon and estate and 2.5 V6 petrol saloon and estate) – The X-TYPE SE adds to the S range with power-folding exterior mirrors, parking aid with front and rear sensors, chrome bumper blades and side window surrounds and 6 way driver / 6 way passenger seat functionality with lumbar support. Pricing has again remained unchanged for the 2.0-litre diesel estate SE, priced at £25,500 and the 2.2-litre diesel at £26,500. The 2.5-litre V6 petrol is now priced at £27,500. The estate costs £1,400 more than the saloon on all engine derivatives.
X-TYPE Sport Premium (2.0-litre diesel saloon and estate, 2.2-litre diesel saloon and estate, 2.5 V6 petrol saloon and estate and 3.0-litre petrol estate) – The X-TYPE Sport Premium adds to the SE range in the form of an option pack and is priced at £1,000 above the SE price for each engine derivative. Additional features include sport perforated leather 4-spoke steering wheel, sport style seats with perforated leather seat facings, 10 way driver / 10 way passenger seat adjustment with 3 position memory function for driver, 18” Proteus alloy wheels, sports suspension, rear spoiler (saloon only), carbon fibre veneer, body coloured bumpers and grille surround and satin black side window surrounds. The 3.0-litre petrol estate is priced at £30,300.
X-TYPE Sovereign (2.0-litre diesel saloon and estate, 2.2-litre diesel saloon and estate, 2.5 V6 petrol saloon and estate and 3.0-litre petrol estate) – TheX-TYPE Sovereign adds to the SE range in the form of an option pack and is priced at £2,500 more than the X-TYPE SE for each engine derivative. The Sovereign option pack features a 6-disc luggage compartment CD changer, classic style seats with leather seat facings and contrast piping, 10 way driver / 10 way passenger seat adjustment and 3 position memory function for driver, metallic paint, Jaguar Premium Surround Sound system and Jaguar Voice. Customers choosing the Sovereign pack will also have a leather steering wheel and Burr Walnut veneer with door inserts.