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Report: Jaguar readying SUV for Frankfurt debut

By Jeffrey N. Ross

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In an effort to target higher-volume vehicle segments, Jaguar is getting ready to introduce its first-ever crossover, and Autoweek reports that we could see it debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. We’ve heard in the past that the new Jaguar crossover could carry the name XQ, but the report also mentions that the Q-type name is still in the running (now wouldn’t Audi just love that?).

A little more clear than the crossover’s name, AW says the cargo-friendly Jaguar should ride on the same platform as the upcoming Jaguar XS compact sedan rather than using a Land Rover platform. As for the on-sale date, it still sounds like the XS will hit the roads first in 2015 with the crossover model due out in 2016.

Jaguar readying SUV for Frankfurt debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Jaguar 3 Series fighter to be aluminum?

By Damon Lowney

Jaguar XF-based 3-Series fighter mule - front three-quarter view, winter testing

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Jaguar’s upcoming BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class fighter that we’ve seen testing wearing a modified XF body is poised to use a lot of aluminum in its construction. Edmunds reports that the entry-level luxury sedan, long rumored to be called XS (or perhaps the Q-Type, according to Edmunds), will have an all-aluminum monocoque body structure, similar to the XJ, to save weight. Edmunds also reports that it will go on sale in 2014 as a 2015 model. Automotive News has a different story, and reports that a range of all-aluminum entry-level Jaguars, including the XS, a wagon and a crossover, will hit the market in 2015.

The XS will replace the long-dead X-Type, finally giving Jaguar a product in the highly competitive luxury compact sedan segment. As we’ve reported before, the new Jaguar is expected to be offered in the US initially with turbocharged four- and supercharged six-cylinder engines, although we have seen a diesel version testing.

In addition to the aluminum Jaguars, Jaguar Land Rover has reportedly stated that it plans to use aluminum monocoques for all upcoming Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, and that it will invest 2.75 billion pounds ($4.22 billion) on new products and production facilities each year for the next four years.

Jaguar 3 Series fighter to be aluminum? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spy Shots: Jaguar XS mule prepping to battle BMW 3 Series in 2015

By Seyth Miersma

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Just a few weeks ago we caught our first glimpse of the small Jaguar sedan that is currently undergoing development. There’s some information to support that this future rival of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C Class, Audi A4, etc, will be coming to market around 2015 with the name XS on the back.

Our spy photographer tells us that the car seen here – a well cut-up Jaguar XF – is a platform mule that is testing suspension set ups, in this case with a diesel engine. (We don’t expect to get Jag’s diesel offerings anytime soon, at least not based on our latest sampling of the crushingly forbidden XF Sportbrake.) In our case, the gasoline-fed four-cylinder turbo engine at the bottom end of the XS range, and the supercharged V6 at the top, are much more likely to end up in our American showrooms.

Jaguar XS mule prepping to battle BMW 3 Series in 2015 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spy Shots: This mule is the first evidence Jaguar is working on a 3 Series fighter

By Steven J. Ewing

Jaguar XF-based

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Rumors of an entry-level, BMW 3 Series-fighting Jaguar sedan have been floating around for quite some time, but thanks to our intrepid spy photographers, we now have visible proof that such a model is, in fact, in the works.

Despite this tester’s XF fittings, it’s clear that what lies beneath is an entirely different beast. The doors have been shortened, roofline adjusted, rear deck lopped off and exhaust replaced, giving us a better idea of the new sedan’s smaller dimensions and details. The new Jag, which may be dubbed “XS,” is expected to ride on Jaguar’s PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform, touting weight-saving materials that should do a lot to keep overall heft to a minimum. Both turbocharged four- and supercharged six-cylinder powertrains are expected to be on tap.

Codenamed X760, the new small sedan will reportedly hit the market in 2015. Earlier reports have indicated that a new crossover – Jag’s first ever – riding on the same platform will arrive shortly thereafter, so that suggests that the platform will be fitted with all-wheel drive as well.

This mule is the first evidence Jaguar is working on a 3 Series fighter originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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