Jaguar's future product plans keep on slipping, slipping, slipping onto the internet, and the latest on it's entry-level luxury challenger is a 2015 due date. According to Automobile magazine, "most significant game-changer from Coventry" will be arriving on the same PLA platform that supports the Jaguar XJ and 2013 Range Rover. Kacher says the small sedan has already got the green light as codename X760, and will bow first as a four-door sedan, then as a crossover a year later.

This puts a date to a recent Autocar report that a small sedan and crossover were in the works. We've been getting reports of and concepts for a successor to the X-Type ever since Tata bought Jaguar – like the Bertone B99 concept last year, and this enthusiast concept more recently – since everyone knows it's what has to happen for "a new Jaguar" to succeed. We're looking forward to seeing what the English maker comes up with; if it remains true to form, it could be one of the few luxury competitors whose distinct model each look, well, truly distinct.


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      Felipe Politano
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny how people call the X-Type a badge engineered Ford, but fail to perceive the Audis as tarted up FWD VWs. There is a big difference between badge engineering (think Old GM) and platform sharing (where no sheetmetal is shared). The Suzuki Equator is a badge engineered Nissan Frontier, but a Lincoln MKS is NOT a Ford Taurus by a different name, even if there is so much in common. The X-Type was a forgettable car and a terrible Jaguar, but a Ford Contour it was not.
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Felipe Politano
        That's what I thought of when I looked at an A3 and A4. The other models looked nice though.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Felipe Politano
        The only "tarted up" VW is an A3. And don't talk about the Toureg which is expensive and shared with Audi and Porsche.
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Could the new XJ-platform based vehicle actually be the next gen XF saloon, only with an aluminium, er, aluminum, chassis and body? Just a question...
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      The X-Type was FWD. The purists believed Jags should be RWD.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      I actually like the Bertone concept although I know I'm in the minority on that....
      GGabriel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everything coming out from now on will be bonded aluminum. All will be fast. Relibilty issues are on par or much better than other high end automakers and the styling is fresh, both inside and out. Don't blame Jag for the first X Type. It was forced on them by Jack the Knife Nasser. Jaguar had green lighted the F Type (wayyy back in 2000) and Ford said "hey we got this old huge plant rotting, lets cross platform a European Ford and make a cheap Jag 3 Series fighter instead, with a list of standard features that would have cost an easy $5k-$7 at BMW. It was never as cheap in base form, and that was all that mattered for the big sales. Then after promising the dealer group they would get sales up to 200k per year in the States, the dealers started building stand alone stores (before which Jag stores were a room in another dealership), Ford lost interest because their plan failed. Duh! After putting in billions toward rebuilding the old plants! Ugh! Tata has a long term plan and just put the money into the company for a 15 yr plan and Jags' coming rollout is deep. By the way, Tata's never sold 1 company he's bought and Jags' his favorite car company. A completely different, long term approach completely different than the short term U.S. way of business. Jaguar has been profitable since Ford sold in 2008. Sad, as I grew up in a long Ford employed family, as were all our friends.
      Rr778
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does autoblog nation generally consider subframe SUVs as crossovers? I.e the expoler/range rover
      ZenDriver
      • 2 Years Ago
      It will be great to see their small diesel engines and the new supercharged V6 options in the sedan, both RWD and AWD.
      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well the old X-type was a terrible car that was nothing but a tarted up ford . This all new X-type will be a guaranteed improvement since it will be designed and engineered as a Jaguar grime the ground up and not just a badge engineered model like the origional .
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Ippolito
        I agree with most of that except if you got an X-type 5speed it would be decent transportation and relatively durable. But a Jaguar: it was not.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wasn't the X-type a piece of crap, though?
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Crap.Crap and mo Crap including land rover. Boy, have these guys lost their way.. x-type with no ford modeo contour or escape to re-cover? what are they gonna do? re-cover a tata nano for 40K?! I feel sorry for their dealers trying to sell their crap..
      Dunlop Law Firm
      • 2 Years Ago
      These cars are terrible. I just unloaded a XJ vdp. Don't fall for their la dee da. It's a sad caricature of a once great marque.
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dunlop Law Firm
        What year? I have an old x300 which is built like a tank and super durable.
      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every time I see an X type I laugh my ass off. "That guy doesn't know he's driving a Ford Countour"...Yeah, playa, you're lookin like a boss in your Jag' LMAO. Actually, it seems tom be a lot of older Italian American women who drive them...an inexpensive way to keep a high maintenace girl under the illusion that their standard of living hasn't declined since the end of the housing bubble.
        ZenDriver
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Richard
        That could be easily translated to other luxury car brands: "Every time I see an Audi A4, I laugh my ass off. ""That guy doesn't know he's driving a VW"...Yeah, playa, you're lookin like a boss in your Audi, LMAO. Actually, it seems tom be a lot of 30-something blue-tooth wearing douchebags driving them...an inexpensive way to keep a high maintenace girl under the illusion that their standard of living hasn't declined since the end of the housing bubble."
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