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Jaguar Bonspeed XType 2004

The Jaguar X-TYPE is an entry-stage luxurious automobile / compact government automobile produced with the aid of using the British automaker Jaguar Cars considering 2002. It is constructed on a changed model of the Ford CD132 platform, a British model of the Ford CDW27 platform, that's the bottom for the Ford Mondeo, and stays in manufacturing at Jaguar's Halewood facility in England.

The X-TYPE is the smallest of the modern-day Jaguar saloon (sedan) motors, and changed into designed to construct at the achievement of the S-Type, even though it takes many styling cues from the XJ series. Jaguar states that 10% of the components are made with the aid of using Jaguar, 20% are made with the aid of using Ford, even as the relaxation are made with the aid of using subcontractors.

Market and sales

The X-TYPE changed into designed as an immediate competitor to the BMW three Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Sales had been negative (greater exceptionally in overseas markets than withinside the UK), however, blamed on its resemblance to the bigger XJ which changed into historically sold with the aid of using older customers, now no longer the more youthful ones that Jaguar craved. Initially projected to surpass 100,000 annual sales, the X-TYPE peaked at 50,000 in 2003.

Sales withinside the United States, its number one market, dropped from 21,542 in 2004 to 10,941 in 2005. BMW bought 106,950 three Series motors withinside the U.S. in 2005, even as Mercedes-Benz bought 60,658 C-Class motors and Audi bought 48,922 A4 and S4 models. Only Lexus' IS three hundred published in addition disappointing sales. Despite those negative numbers, the X-TYPE is Jaguar's best-promoting model, accounting for 36% of average sales.


The X-TYPE is ready withinside the United States with both a 192 hp (143 kW) 2.five L or a 227 hp (169 kW) L Jaguar AJ-V6 engine and all wheel drive, the X-TYPE is likewise to be had with a L the front wheel drive. In Europe, the X-TYPE is likewise to be had with petrol or diesel engine. A 2.2 L diesel engine changed into delivered in mid-2005.

Body styles

The preliminary model of the X-TYPE changed into a saloon. In early 2004, this changed into joined with the aid of using an property model, making it the second one ever Jaguar property automobile, similarly to the primary to apply a diesel engine. The property model changed into released to combined reception. In the United States, the property is formally referred to as the Sportwagon.