• Jul 5, 2007
The Jaguar X-Type looked dated before the first sedan came off the line back in 2001, and the last generation Mondeo-based model hasn't aged gracefully from there. Sales bottomed out at 32,500 units worldwide last year, and rumors persist that the X-Type will soon be discontinued in the US – but the X-Type's demise may be exaggerated.
Car online has uncovered spy shots of a face-lifted X-Type out and about, and changes look very subtle. As evidenced by the strategic camo, the front grille, front and rear bumpers, moldings, and rims are likely to see an update, and changes to the X-Type's aged interior are probable as well. No word on updates to the X-Type's powertrain, but we'd expect little or no changes due to a lack of corporate options. We're not optimistic that cosmetic changes will alter the fate of PAG's biggest pimple, and we're not sure why Jaguar would even bother.

[Source: Car online}


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I've seen a woman trying to use a flat iron to straighten her hair once. And usually see pretty good amount of people cruise controlling it on the freeway and reading the morning paper.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think you have the wrong article, lol.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah I don't know how that happened, oh well someone will delete it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Working for Jaguar's design team must be the easiest job in the world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've always liked the X-Type. It says 'Jaguar' better than the S Type or even the XJ (no matter how long they've been selling that car, it still doesn't look like a Jag to me). The X-Type just seems more evocative of the classic Jags. I was saddened when I heard the rumours of its imminent demise. It is good to hear they were just rumours. Of course, I own an E-Type so I'm a little biased to the marque in general.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually prefer the look of the X-Type to the S-type... even if the S-type is modelled after a classic Jag... the x-type's styling better fits the brand, since to me, it looks like a smaller XJ.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think the same.
        But they should free people and resources from the "X-Type facelifting team" to hurry-up the XF.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The X type needs a major restyling badly.

      Its always been a boring little sedan with beedy eyes.

      Change the headlights. Change the grille, change as much sheetmetal as possible.

      The mechanicals are fine. It just never shouted sensuality.

      Forget about practicality...

      Just make it a four door coupe that shouts show car styling.

      Then it will sell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wouldn't buy one, so no big deal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why didnt Jaguar go out and use one of the best car brands in the world , E TYPE.
      Starting with the S type , then the X type, the XJ should have been the J type and absolutely reuse the E type name.
      Does anyone worry that the E class looks the same as it did 20 years ago, or the Porsche . The LS lexus has hardly changed. BMW got scalded when they dared to be different.
      VW runs the bentley on a VW paltform. Not a word.

      The problem with jaguar is that they got the dead beat marketing people from Ford ( who have ruined Lincoln, Mercury and Ford as well , see taurus debacle).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jaguar pretty much makes their own decisions. Ford just gives them money to develop new products or "meh" refreshes like this. But Jaguar and Land Rover develop engines and such with each other. Other than that, Jag is on it's own. Stop blaming Ford...

        Also Zsteve, people have made pretty big deals about those other vehicles...it was just done a long time ago.

        And Taurus debacle? Blame Bill Ford for that. Either the Fusion or Five Hundred should have been named Taurus from DAY ONE. And Mullaly is cleaning up the mess by changing the name back to Taurus...a name MORE people recognize. Heck, I have had people point at a Five Hundred and ask what it was and who built it...pretty sad.