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Jaguar is counting on the new XE compact sedan and a forthcoming crossover to help boost Jaguar Land Rover’s global vehicle sales to 750,000 by the end of the decade, up from an all-time high of 425,000 last year.

Jaguar showed an image of the XE during the Geneva auto show last month.

The production version of the Audi A4 rival will debut in October at the Paris auto show and will go on sale globally next year. The XE is Jaguar’s first mid-sized premium sedan since it discontinued the Ford Mondeo-based X-Type in 2009. The XE will be the first model underpinned by JLR's aluminum spaceframe. The architecture also will be used for the crossover, which will take styling hints from the C-X17 concept Jaguar unveiled last autumn.

Andy Goss, JLR group sales operations director, declined to share the volume targets for the XE and crossover. He did, however, tell Automotive News Europe that JLR’s recently announced plant expansions hint at a total installed capacity of about 600,000 units for the automaker by later this decade. That is in line with a previously announced sales goal from Jaguar Land Rover Canada President Lindsay Duffield, who said last June that the automaker is targeting global sales of 750,000 units by the end of the decade, with an eventual target of 1 million units.

Next year, JLR plans to start production at its new China plant, which has a capacity of 130,000 units. JLR will invest 10.9 billion yuan (1.3 billion euros) to add the factory. It is part of a joint venture with China’s Chery Automobile that includes an r&d center and an engine plant in the eastern city of Changshu. Within two years JLR will also begin making vehicles in Itatiaia, Brazil, for South America. The 240 million pound (287 million euro) plant’s initial capacity will be 24,000 units a year growing quickly to 40,000 units. Plant construction is scheduled to start in a few months with the first cars rolling off the line in 2016.

“Our plants in the UK are working flat out, on three shifts five days a week,” Goss said. “The new plants overseas will free capacity in the UK for global supply of our new products.”

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I am sorry for my language but i get pissed off with the MONDEO BASED X-Type,

IT WAS NOT MONDEO BASED

The X-type was developed and was supposed to be released before the Mondeo, but the usual Ford delays and cost cutting meant that the Mondeo came out first, the entire platform was Jaguar, with Mondeo utilising, it, NOT the other way round, and a way for Ford to not get lumped with the development costs on its own books, in the same way that BMW dumped ALL the development costs on Rover weeks before they dumped it.
 

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crossover? i thought it was a sedan?
It is, thats what um commas are for... Jaguar counts on XE, first crossover to reach ambitious sales goal.

As in XE AND Crossover...

I am sorry for my language but i get pissed off with the MONDEO BASED X-Type,

IT WAS NOT MONDEO BASED

The X-type was developed and was supposed to be released before the Mondeo, but the usual Ford delays and cost cutting meant that the Mondeo came out first, the entire platform was Jaguar, with Mondeo utilising, it, NOT the other way round, and a way for Ford to not get lumped with the development costs on its own books, in the same way that BMW dumped ALL the development costs on Rover weeks before they dumped it.
Jon, that is not entirely correct. The CD132 platform the X-Type is based on was an updated version of CDW27 which was Fords midsize platform from early 90s to 06 which the first and second gen Mondeo utilized, when they updated to to CD132, while X Type may of been slotted first, the platform was FIRST and FOREMOST a Ford platform...
 

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if thats what you say, i wont argue, but i have been told that by Jaguar themselves, in detail, on a nice drive in a preproduction XJ, before it was launched.
 

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I wouldnt entertain a Mazzer, hideous ugly things
They've become much better since the addition of upscale Chrysler plastics and leftovers from the Daimler days ;) The Ghibli is a mutt and one in poor health at that...
 

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Seen the ghibli and i have to say it's really nice, almost completely thought it was a quattroporte untill i looked at the center console and seen "Ghibli"

It reminds me a lot of the quattro which of course is a good thing
 

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Seen the ghibli and i have to say it's really nice, almost completely thought it was a quattroporte untill i looked at the center console and seen "Ghibli"

It reminds me a lot of the quattro which of course is a good thing
Someone shrunk the Quatroportes sweater and handed it down to the Chrysler 300. The Ghibli really is a dog, its a running gag that Jags will leave you stranded but how about a Maserati that tries to vibe the steering wheel off the column, a key fob that only works on tuesdays or its narcoleptic habits of nodding off for a nap when idling in park (perhaps this is a green agenda?)
 

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Someone shrunk the Quatroportes sweater and handed it down to the Chrysler 300. The Ghibli really is a dog, its a running gag that Jags will leave you stranded but how about a Maserati that tries to vibe the steering wheel off the column, a key fob that only works on tuesdays or its narcoleptic habits of nodding off for a nap when idling in park (perhaps this is a green agenda?)
Yup thats Maserati. But like with all things that people view highly, they likely wont care much about those issues because it's a "ferrari"
 

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I really like Maserati. Do they still have this reputation for breaking down and being hard to fix? I would think that would be imprvoing with them becoming a bit more mainstream and Fiat-Chrysler gaining a bit more steam.
 

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Yeah at least they are improving, to be honest i still would consider buying one. Always liked the QP and just might own one, one day
 

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Maserati is on such a comeback right now though. I'm think that over the next decade they will become a much more well entrenched brand that is comparable to something like Jaguar.

As far as Fiat-Chrysler goes, I am more concerned with their ALfa brand. Not sure if they are going to really be able to save that brand.
 

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its tough but if they come out with some more fun and interested RWD cars like the 4C

they might just be able to get that niche started for them again
 
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