New Jaguar X-Type Range
The New X-Type engine line-up offers petrol buyers a 231bhp 3.0-litre V6 with all-wheel drive. Go for one of the diesels, however, (a 128bhp 2.0-litre or a 152bhp 2.2) and you’ll have to accept front wheel drive.
Prices continue to start at around the £21,500 mark and there’s the choice of S, SE, Sport Premium or Sovereign trim levels if you want something plusher. Basically, you can expect a saving of between £1,500 and £4,000 over comparable rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, depending on the model you’re looking at. More if you cost in equipment differences.
Estate variants are offered across the line-up at a price premium of around £1,400, model for model. Here, the split fold rear seats allow for one, two or all three rear passengers to be accommodated comfortably and when folded flat, there’s a whopping 1,415 litres of cubic capacity to clog with lifestyle accoutrements.