Next Jaguar X-Type to be built on XK platform
Jaguar has already confirmed three new models for the next four years, and a new generation X-Type is one of them. The X-type will be offered in both sedan and station wagon versions, and will attempt to take on models like theBMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Okay, so that’s all old news, but we do have some new details to report. The latest reports surrounding the sedan suggest that the nextX-Type will be built on the next-generation XK platform. The decision for the use of this platform comes down to money - as these things usually do. Jaguar’s goal is to keep the price of the X-type in the $40K area.
The exterior design will follow the same language as the new XJ sedan, but the interior will most likely offer lower quality materials and less technology. Under the hood, the future RWD sedan will offer small-displacement turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines to continue Jaguar’s focus on improving fuel economy, especially in the European market.
Expect the new X-Type to go on sale in 2014.
Source: Left Lane News