Jaguar’s new owners are trying to revitalize this legendary British brand. There are plenty of new models that are planned to be introduced in near future. The most interesting part of all that is that company now enters into the segment of crossovers. This is something completely new, never seen before from this brand and all of us are very excited to see how this new thing will look like. One of those new models will be the 2016 Jaguar XQ, which will be a compact luxury crossover. We expect to see this model by the end of year.
2016 Jaguar XQ design
Well, this is something completely new from British manufacturer. The 2016 Jaguar XQ will be a compact luxury crossover, designed to accommodate five passengers. It will be interesting to see how compact car should like in the eyes of Jaguar’s designers and engineers. New model will be based on ther C-X17 Concept. Many of design solutions will be borrowed from this car. It will ride on the company’s new very flexible and modular platform. The main characteristic of this platform is its light weight, which will provide massive fuel savings and great overall performances. Same thing is when it is about visual appearance. The 2016 XQ will feature similar styling, with only some of parts changes, in order to be more serial production-friendly. The cabin will be heavily influenced by this concept and the main difference will be rear bench, which will be modified to accommodate three passengers.
2016 Jaguar XQ engines and performances
Through the history, Jaguar was always characterized by excellent performances so we have no doubt that 2016 XQ will continue in the same way. For now, it is known that base model will use a 2.0 liter I-4 turbocharged engine, with output of 240 hp and 240 lb-ft of max torque. It is also expected that some more powerful engine will be offered as optional. It will probably be a 3.0 liter Supercharged V6, with an output of 330 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of max torque. Equipped with this engine, 2016 Jaguar XQ will surely be capable to sprint to 60 mph in about five seconds, while top speed will be over 155 mph. Both engines will be paired with 9-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Jaguar XQ release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Jaguar XQ will be launched by the end of year. The base model should go around 45.000 dollars.