The X-Type has been Jaguar’s entry level model for quite some time. This was eventually replaced by the XE but its successor hasn’t been a complete offering so far. It seems that this is about to change though. Even though Jaguar’s CEO did say a couple of times that a wagon XE is out of the question, this isn’t exactly true. Camouflaged prototypes have been seen a couple of times on the Nurburgring and it seems a production model is on its way. Because Jaguar said the XE wagon is not going to be a thing, rumors started to appear about the 2019 Jaguar X-Type Estate. This would basically be the wagon version of the XE and it would get quite a few improvements over its sibling.
The car is going to be based on the same IQ chassis as the XE. This means an aluminum unibody structure, the first in its class. With that, the aluminum suspension setup as well as the engines on the XE should be carried over to the wagon.
The car is expected to be with up to 100 pounds heavier than the sedan due to the extra body panels. Also, it seems that the price may increase from the current $35,000 to over $37,000. This would be on the same level with its main rivals.
2019 Jaguar X-Type Estate design
Even though Jaguar didn’t release any official pictures, the camouflaged prototype gives us a good idea about the finished look. For starters, the front end of the 2019 Jaguar X-Type Estate looks to be identical to that of the sedan.
The front doors are also identical but the rear do have more surface area than on the sedan. The sloped roof is still there which suggests its sporty character. The tailgate does seem pretty small at this stage but this shouldn’t be a huge issue, especially with the extra cargo space. A high performance model is also a real possibility.
Inside the cabin
Due to the fact the wagon will boast the same wheelbase as the sedan it means that there won’t be that much extra space on the interior. While the front row of seats will remain unaffected, those in the back will benefit from a bit of extra headroom. The trunk is also going to increase by a considerable margin. Both the materials as well as the overall design of the interior are more than likely going to remain the same as on the sedan.
Jaguar X-Type Estate Engine
Here the 2019 Jaguar X-Type Estate is more than likely going to boast both 4 and 6 cylinder engines. The base car will come equipped with a 2 liter turbo-four with 197 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. A 237 horsepower version of the same engine is also going to be available.
A 2 liter diesel with either 163 or 178 horsepower and 280 to 318 lb-ft of torque is also going to be an option. This will be the only engine available with a standard 6 speed manual gearbox. A 3 liter supercharged V6 is also highly possible. This would provide 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque in the “35t” version and 375 horsepower in the “S” model. All of them will be available with an 8 speed automatic and either rear or all wheel drive.
An SVR version has also been rumored for a while now. The car tested on the Nurburgring seemed to sound like it had a V8. If this is the case then expect Jaguar’s 5 liter V8 to power its rear wheels. The output for this particular model could easily breach 500 horsepower which would make it one of the most powerful cars in its class.