|2001 to 2009|
|Designer||Ian Callum (estate) Wayne Burgess (saloon)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car|
|Body style||4-door saloon 5-door estate|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Platform||Ford CD132 platform|
|Engine||petrol 2.1 V6 2.5 V6 3.0 V6 diesel 2.0 I4 2.2 I4|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 5-speed manual 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||106.7 in (2,710 mm)|
|Length||Saloon: 4,672 mm (183.9 in) 2001–2008 Estate: 185.5 in (4,710 mm) 2009– Saloon: 4,716 mm (185.7 in)|
|Width||Bodywork: 70.4 in (1,790 mm) 2001–2008 Overall: 78.8 in (2,000 mm) 2009– Overall: 2,000 mm (78.7 in)|
|Height||2009– Saloon: 54.8 in (1,390 mm) Estate: 58.4 in (1,480 mm) 2009– Saloon: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)|
The Jaguar X-Type (codename: X400) is a compact executive car that was produced from 2001 to 2009 by Jaguar Cars. The smallest of the Jaguar model range, the X-Type was marketed in saloon and estate variants, and was the first estate manufactured in series production by the company. The X-Type was manufactured at the Halewood Assembly Facility near Liverpool.
The Jaguar X-Type, codenamed X400, was launched in October 2001. It was Jaguar's first compact executive car since the Jaguar Mark 1 of 1955. The X-Type was one of the last to be styled under the supervision of Geoff Lawson, with Wayne Burgess as principal designer.
The four-door saloon was launched in 2001 and in 2004 the five-door estate joined the range. Production of both versions ended in 2009. The estate was officially known as the "Sportwagon” in the United States. It was the first Jaguar model designed by Ian Callum.
Initially, the X-Type was only available with all-wheel-drive and either a 2.5 litre or 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine. In 2002, an entry-level 2.1 litre V6 front-wheel-drive model was added. All three engines were available with either five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions. The X-Type grille was slightly modified for both the 2004 and 2006 model years.
The basic equipment across all versions of the Jaguar X-Type
The X-Type facelift was unveiled at the 2007 Canary Wharf Motorexpo. The revised X-Type went on sale internationally during 2008, with UK sales from March.The revised X-Type included redesigned front and rear bumpers and new door mirrors with integrated turn indicator repeaters creating an overall look that echoed the 2008 Jaguar XF. New engine choices included a 2.2-litre diesel with particulate filter and a new six-speed automatic transmission and Jaguar Sequential Shift, in addition to the existing 2.0-litre diesel, and two V6 petrol engines; 2.5 and 3.0-litre. In some European markets, the petrol engines were withdrawn for sale.
The facelifted model was expected to continue through to the 2010 model year in its remaining markets, and not to be directly replaced. On 15 July 2009, Jaguar Land Rover announced that it would end production of the X-Type by late 2009, with the loss of 300 jobs, and have a three-week shut down, at their plant in Halewood where the car was built, between September and December. By this time more than 350,000 had been produced.
In 2004, the Spirit limited model based on the 2.5-litre V6 featured the 'Sports Collection' pack with new spoilers and rear valance. It was followed in 2005 by the XS limited edition, which continued the sports theme, but available with a wider range of engines.
The X-Type was lightly based on a modified version of the Ford CD132 platform. The X-Type shares about 15 to 20% of the Ford Mondeo design. The X-Type was initially offered as all-wheel drive only and mated to a 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre AJ-V6 petrol engine.
The Jaguar AJ-V6 engine design is unique to the Jaguar X-Type; one notable addition is the use of variable valve timing. The X-Type's petrol engine is also set apart by the use of SFI fuel injection, four valves per cylinder and features fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods plus a one-piece cast camshaft and has direct-acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) tappets.
In 2003, the X-Type was also offered in front-wheel drive with the introduction of Jaguar’s first four-cylinder diesel engines (based on the Ford Duratorq ZSD unit from the Mondeo and Transit), and with the smaller 2.1 litre petrol V6. The six-speed automatic transmission supplied on the later 2.2-litre diesel models includes Jaguar Sequential Shift.