2015 Jaguar XS (X760): first details revealed

Article by Christian A., on March 21, 2013

As part of Jaguar’s plan to expand its market share throughout the world, it will add a new “baby” Jaguar to its lineup to go up against the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. There are speculations that the smaller Jaguar, which uses the codename X760, will carry the XS badge when it becomes available.

At the start, the XS will be sold as a conventional four-door sedan in 2015. It will then add a crossover variant in 2016. The XS will be built using Jaguar Land Rover’s new Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA), which was seen first on the new 2013 Range Rover. An all-new XF is expected to arrive in the later part of 2014 before the launch of the XS.

It will shift over to PLA from the old Ford DEW98 platform it presently uses. The same underpinnings will be used by the XS and XF. They will also use some of the same powertrains like the 2.0-liter turbo-four and 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engines as well as offer the option of either rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s obviously an XS mule and not the next XF since it is a lot shorter than a standard XF.

The rear doors appear to be slightly shorter and the door handles have slightly moved forward. Through the false grille, there’s an intercooler that is far from the supposed front clip of this car. The riveted-together bumper curves under significantly to arrive at the exhaust. This car’s track of is also considerably shorter than the body panels.

Imbued with a Jaguar sports car soul, the XF saloon has attained honours and has attracted passionate aficionados worldwide for its vibrant performance and stunning looks. Advanced lighting expertise allowed the new 2012 Jaguar XF range to integrate the bold Jaguar design motifs first seen on the flagship XJ saloon.

Metal modifications to the grille, hood, and front wings with new triangle side vents provide the vehicle with a stronger, more determined look. The top-line XFR gets its own extremely assertive appearance to emphasise its potential while an 'Aerodynamic' option comes with every other variation for three totally different and dramatic style options.

The headlights now include bi-function HID xenon technology so they’re much more slender and compact while still having amazing resolution. They also use LED day running lights configured in a distinct Jaguar 'J-Blade' pattern for immediate recognition.

The tail lights are completely renewed and now reach the centre of the boot lid. These new components are now fully LED and provide the care with a distinct night time rear look. In between is an amended boot lid with a black glossy lower edge for a crisper look. All models also come with a powered boot closure.

Three new paint colours and broadened alloy wheel options, from 17 to 20 inches, give the new styling its final touches.

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