This is great news, at least they know the XE is well in demand and that it will be successful right from launch and even well beyond that.
Indeed, but right now we're talking about 15K without ever seeing a car or a concept. I'd say thats faily inspiring for sight unseen. I anticipate that number romping higher as we get nearer to launch, I'd wager that figure doubles once we get our next wave of XE information from Jaguar...really, are you being serious, have you any idea, how much money has been thrown at XE and t engine plant nearly 2 billion quid, this car has got to succeed, in buckets, to get that and more back, reports have said this is a make or brake car for Jaguar, and it really is, if Jaguar Land Rover want to hit the million sales per year by 2025, then they need every sale possible, and 16k is really a very low figure.
DAM with no N.. hehh...OK, please don't take this the wrong way, but would you expect Mercedes or AUDI to say 15k A4 or C-Class cars before launch, no, they are talking hundreds of thousands, infarct they talk about better than ever, Jaguar is in that market, where hundreds of thousands worldwide is not only achievable, but expected.
The XE, although most have not seen it, is stunning, that's the least you can expect, and with a brand new platform, brand new engines, brand new interior plastics and leathers, teh money is being spent, I don't understand how such a small figure is being bandied about especially when they currently sell 4k XK's and the same amount of F-Types worldwide as the estimates for XE.
It could, but is not, but could be looked at as though they have little confidence in the product, thats why they come in so **** low, even XT sold more than that, and that got slated from day one, even though it was a really good car, and I do miss mine, and the XF, but hey I got an XE on order that all that matters
REALLY - D A M N has been omitted, but bloody is not oooo LOL
That it will.well i hope the XE will be a great seller for Jaguar and throw them into the pit with the Germans and have a fighting chance
well considering the little spat I figured you would of at least noted Jons main point. Jaguar has invested heavily to ensure they have the capabilities and facilities to produce XE's in volume par with the Germans...I just am not sure that jaguar has the production capacity for the XE in order to beat out the 3-series in terms of sales volume. I think we need to make sure that we judge the success of the XE based on more than just the number of units it sells.