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Prices: Jaguar X-Type facelift

2008-06-02 11:13

The Jaguar X-Type is being seriously overhauled with changes including a new automatic transmission for the 2.2-litre turbodiesel model.

Exterior styling on the X-Type is significantly improved, incorporating subtle elements seen most recently on the XF sedan. The cabin also comes with a greater choice of trim and equipment options.

Perhaps the most significant addition is the addition of a 2.2-litre turbodiesel model with a six-speed automatic gearbox with the one-touch Jaguar Sequential Shift.

The manual 2.2D sedan returns a combined fuel consumption figure of 6 l/100 km, while the claimed figure for the automatic is 6.9 l/100 km - useful considering the price of diesel in SA has topped the R10 a litre mark.

Sedans and estates

Sedan and estate variants of the X-Type will be offered in South Africa from May and other major changes include an updated Bluetooth hands-free system that allows pairing with up to five devices.

Revised parking aids that allow the sensors to be smaller and body-coloured., a new mesh grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers, new badging and side mirrors with integrated indicator signals are among the more dramatic changes.

Interior changes include a redesigned instrument cluster, new seat designs, interior colour palette and door trim designs, and metallic finishes for air vents, steering wheel spokes and the centre console.

Indicative pricing:
2.0 V6 SE Automatic - R 303 000
2.2 Diesel SE Manual - R 310 000
2.2 Diesel SE Automatic with Jaguar Sequential Shift - R 325 000
Estate 2.2 Diesel SE Manual - R 320 000
Estate 2.2 Diesel SE Automatic with Jaguar Sequential Shift - R 335 000
3.0 V6 SE Automatic - R 365 000



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