While recently speaking with Autocar, Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum confirmed that the design of the upcoming entry-level Jaguar XS sedan has been completed. He also confirmed that the Jaguar XS will follow the current design language of the British manufacturer.
Most importantly however, Jaguar also announced that the XS sedan is set for a debut in concept car form at the Paris Motor Show next October. Then, the Jaguar XS will have its worldwide production form debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 in March the following year. Following on from the car’s Geneva debut, sales and deliveries will start later in 2015.
As expected, the Jaguar XS will ride on the same intelligent aluminium platform which debuted a couple of months ago under the Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept.
Under the hood, the 2016 Jaguar XS will be offered with the some of the engines present in the XF as well as the Jaguar F-Type. However, it’ll also be available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain developing 240 hp with a 380 hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V6 set to be the range-topping engine. Rear-wheel drive will be standard in the 2016 Jaguar XS but an all-wheel drive system will be offered at additional costs. As a reminder, the Jaguar XS will rival the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.