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All the chatter during last summer and leading into Geneva even was that the XE was actually going to be called the XS and the XE was bandied about as the name of the XK's replacement...

Just wondering if anyone knows why the swap happened?
 

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XS was never an official term used by Jaguar, it was generally thought that XS was a good name, however it had already been used on a car previously, and XS might be construed to mean Excess, which I am sure Jaguar would have already been aware of.

XE is perfect, it is a great nod to the past, either via XKE or E-Type, there was a post where I predicted XE back in February HERE, I also did a piece HERE at post 13 indicating that I though back at the begining of February that XE was my choice, I am glad they chose it.

Our deposit has already been paid, cant wait for more news as it appears.
 

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Ok, XS, was NEVER used on the XE, either on design, conception, concept or consideration for the actual model, it was ONLY ever used by the media who speculated that it might be XS, the name had been used by a number of other non premium brands before, hence the reason why it was never ever a consideration.
 
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