Aiming for a 2015 launch year, the new model has been given the official green light and will first debut as a traditional four-door sedan. A year later, Jaguar will release a sportier five-door crossover variant. Essentially, this new entry-level vehicle will be a successor to the automaker’s X-Type model.
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Currently known as project X760 internally, the vehicle will be built on Jaguar’s Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) which currently underpins the XJ model. The PLA is also in use on the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover.
It’ll be another addition to an already competitive market, though the British automaker has a knack for designing vehicles that look and perform uniquely compared to its competitors.