Small sedans are big business for luxury automakers. The C-Class is the top seller for Mercedes-Benz, much as the 3 Series is for BMW, but Jaguar has historically missed out on that market. Its last attempt, the X-Type, proved woefully inadequate, and Jaguar hasn't attempted to take on that market again since. But that's all about to change.

Coventry has been working on a new small Jaguar for some time now (using test mules like the one above wearing modified XF body panels), and according to the latest reports coming in from the UK, it will showcase the result of those efforts at the Paris Motor Show next October. The show car will take the form of a pre-production concept that is expected to preview the production version very closely before the final item is unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Tipped to be called XS (somewhat appropriately for the brand's smallest model), the new sedan is expected to be the first to use the company's new aluminum platform previewed by the C-X17. Expect styling to follow along similar lines to said crossover concept and the F-Type sportscar, with eventual sedan, wagon and coupe versions to round out the family.


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      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good move, Jag. I'm driving a G37S Sedan 6MT, and if Jag had their car on the market when I bought, I would have very seriously looked into this. Looking forward to driving this baby Jag 4DR when it hits the showroom.
        Carmaker1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rochester
        Same here (actually an '08 G35S 6MT), until I relocated from the US a few months ago. I've done some work on the X260 XF, but can tell you the X760 will be a fantastic offering and will truly give BMW a run for their money (handling & performance-wise). I had already mentioned to Auto Blog months ago to expect an autumn 2014 preview, but that apparently fell on deaf ears until hearing this news.
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another 2+2 purporting to be a sedan. No rear seat space to be found here. I guess it's up against the ATS and 3 Series.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        im sure it will have a proper back seat. Not that the ATS does anyways...
        Typesbad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        I'm sure it is targeting the 3-series, C-class and ATS among others. I wouldn't describe any of those models as having 2+2 packaging though. As a long-legged six-footer, wouldn't want go cross-country in the backseat of any of these vehicles but around town is fine.
        Steveo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        Who puts 4 adults in a small or even a mid size sedan?? Nobody.
          Terry Actill
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Steveo
          I do and regularly. It's a purely American foible to believe you need a full size vehicle to carry more than two people. What the hell do you think Europeans drive? Do you really think they all drive around in near empty cars?
          Rochester
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Steveo
          What an odd thing to post. Your adults must be giants, because I easily and comfortably put adults in the backseat of my Infiniti.
      yo
      • 1 Year Ago
      great. Jaguar is CLEARLY getting the sedan LINCOLN should have
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @yo
        Actually the XF which is a development of the sType/Lincoln LS better fits the bill as a car a lincoln could have made if they hasn't killed Lad platform.
      prez29
      • 1 Year Ago
      Something terribly strange going on behind the top of the A pillar. The relationship between that hump in the roof and the flare of the rear quarter panel into the lower bumper makes it all look distorted. I dunno, maybe the photographer was using his combination concave-convex lens for this shot...
        Spartan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @prez29
        For you to know what an A pillar and concave convex lenses are, I'm surprised that you didn't realize that this is just a test mule. :-/
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @prez29
        This is a mule; it's not sporting the final sheetmetal.
          Carmaker1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Shiftright
          All I can say is that X760 prototypes are coming very soon, as they are being readied for imminent roadtesting at the moment.
      FX Gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it. I like it alot.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jaguar makes a smaller XF. What I don't understand is the XJ looks totally different than the two lesser sedans. They can't seem to decide if they want each car to have it's own identity, or if they are just different sizes of sausage..... BD
      Matt Mossberg
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm liking what jag has done lately with the f type and now a small 3 series fighter. It would be awesome of they brought the engine packages of the f type on this small guy along included with the efficient engine volume seller. Just want to hear more of the great exhaust from the f!
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am looking forward to this car allot
      AMac86
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seeing how overpriced they made the F-Type, I'm guessing the XS will be priced in the upper 40s/low 50s with the base 4cyl engine.
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