Jaguar Finally Cancels Entry-Level X-Type Range
The little cat started life as a front-wheel-drive Ford Mondeo and was rebodied into the all-wheel-drive X-Type back in 2001. Eyeing weak sales in the United States and potential damage to its brand image, Jaguar withdrew the model – not to be confused with the top-of-the-line XJ – from the American market last year, while it was scheduled to remain on the European market until next year. Reports now indicate, however, that the littlest Jag is being given the axe more than a year ahead of schedule. Although sales in North America never managed to reach expectations, Jaguar sold 350,000 units in both sedan and wagon body-styles overseas over the course of its surprising eight-year production run.