Jaguar X-Type (2001-2007)
The X-Type was a mid-sized car by the British manufacturer Jaguar.
The X-Type came in June 2001 as a sedan (in the UK: Saloon ) on the market. He was the first mid Jaguar vehicle.
The design was based on the chassis of the Ford Mondeo '01. This platform allowed use of an inexpensive and high-quality production compared to a Jaguar 's own middle-class platform.
To turn away not ( entirely ) from the brand's hallmark rear-wheel drive concept, the X-Type was initially launched exclusively with all-wheel drive. It was not until mid-2002 under it moved base models with pure front-wheel drive were added (only with the smaller 2.0 - liter petrol or 2.0 liter diesel engines ), which was criticized by fans of the brand as a break with the traditional design principles of the British.
Beginning of 2004, as a complement the putative Estate station wagon model, which is also driven by Queen Elizabeth II as a private vehicle.
Jaguar X- Type Estate (2004-2007)
End of 2007, the X-Type has been revised. The front and the rear and the rear lights were slightly modified. The old 2.0 D was replaced by a new 2.2 D. This made 107 kW ( 145 hp ), thanks particulate filled with the Euro 4 emissions standard and was first combined with an automatic transmission.
The more powerful models of the X -Type V6 petrol engines were fitted with four-wheel drive.
After over eight years of production and 350,000 vehicles sold, the production of the X-Type was completed without a successor at the end of 2009.
One reason for this was that the X-Type was considered a little successful case of badge engineering. Quite a few customers considered him as a " disguised " Ford Mondeo, in which not much more than its core, and the branding has changed. This criticism may be swung with the disappointment that a formerly independent British automaker now was a small part of a great American car company, which under his name - only produced vehicles for mass markets - Ford.
The X-Type was available from June 2001 to December 2009 with the following engine versions:
- 2.0 V6: V- six- cylinder petrol engine with 2099 cc displacement, 115 kW ( 156 hp ), 03/2002-07/2005
- 2.5 V6: V- six- cylinder petrol engine with 2495 cc displacement, 144 kW ( 196 hp), 04/2001-03/2009
- 3.0 V6: V- six- cylinder petrol engine with 2967 cc displacement, 169 kW ( 230 hp ), 04/2001-12/2009
- 2.0 D: Four-cylinder diesel engine with 1998 cc, 96 kW ( 130 hp ), 07/2003-07/2005
- 2.2 D: in-line four -cylinder diesel with DPF 2198 cc, 107 kW ( 145 hp ), 05/2006-12/2009
- 2.2 D: Four-cylinder diesel engine with 2198 cc displacement, 114 kW ( 155 hp ), 07/2005-05/2006
The X-Type was offered in three trim levels:
- Classic ( only 2.2 liters of diesel )
- Executive (all engines)
- For all X-Type models, the tachometer scale began at 10 km / h ( 30, 50, 70, 90, 110, ... ) rather than at the usual 20 km / h ( 40, 60, 80, 100 ... ).
- The 2.0 - liter diesel engines (96 kW/130 hp ) were from Ford and are almost identical to the II built in the Ford Mondeo aggregates called TDCI ( Turbo Diesel Common Rail Injection).
- In April 2007, among others, the Jaguar X-Type 2.2 D from the Traffic Club Germany (VCD) in the purchase counseling for climate-friendly cars ( category " Status") was recommended.
- In the trade press of the X-Type has been criticized for its lack of reliability in terms of engine and transmission damages, the above-average maintenance costs and the high value loss.
Stertkamp, Heiner: Jaguar - The Complete History from 1922 to Today, 2nd edition, Heel -Verlag (2006), ISBN 3-89880-337-6