What I'm curious about is how they are going to make an engine emit less than 100 grams of CO2 but still have acceptable performance: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/the-new-jaguar-xe-2014-05-19
the entire chassis is aluminium, first time for jag...They are requirements though, so it has to happen. I'm guessing the easiest way to do that is through weight reduction. Do you think that they will be using some more lightweight materials to get the weight down. Perhaps some aluminum, or carbon fiber?
X Type had forecasted sales of 100,000 and peaked at ~50,000I get fed up of the X-Type rubbish, jaguar sold over 300,000 X-Types and was its most successful model ever, it is just the same people on the same bandwagon that rehash the same drivel all the time.
There was nothing wrong with the XT, Ford screwed it up by not investing in it properly, they would rather waste £100m on F1 than invest in cars, if anything the S-Type was the bggest dissapointment, as it never reached a break even point at any time in its build, whereas the XT did make a profit for some of its years.
If people actually knew what they were talking about originally, there would never have been this XT fable, we had two, best cars we had, until the XF, and we await the XE.
JLR would never allow this type of talk from its staff like Ford did, they had, and still have little idea on how to biuld a luxury car, they dumped all the good stuff, and since then Jaguar has made billions on profits, Volvo has made money, even Aston posted profits, so it shows Ford didnt have a clue.
The XT is a great car, let down by the bean counters that would not allow extra funds to expand and improve the car throughout its life.
RANT OVER - and breathe........ LOL
Perform that poorly against your chief rivals and yea thats an unmitigated disaster. I'm not saying it was a BAD car, I'm saying as a piece of business it was certainly a disaster.In the United States, the car's primary market, sales dropped from 21,542 in 2004 to 10,941 in 2005. In the same year, Audi sold 48,922 A4s, BMW sold 106,950 3 Series' and Mercedes-Benz sold 60,658 C-Class'