Jaguar XS: price, specs & release date | Auto Express

Jaguar’s new XS baby saloon should be revealed by the end of the year but we have all the news ahead of its launch

Jaguar has confirmed it will launch a new saloon car – believed to be called the XS – which will arrive in showrooms next year. The all-new model will be up against some of the most accomplished compact executive saloons on the market, including the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class.

It’s likely the XS will spawn several bodystyles, such as coupe and estate models to help it compete in the compact executive market. Under the skin, Jaguar has also confirmed a new all-aluminium iQ architecture, first previewed on the Jaguar C-X17 SUV, will be used. The lightweight material will help reduce overall weight, improving efficiency and boosting performance.

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Jaguar tends to preview its new models with a near-production concept, however, Head of Design at Jaguar, Ian Callum, revealed to Auto Express: “There won’t be a concept. You’ll see it [production version] for the first time, probably this year.”

The Paris Motor Show, which takes place in September, is a likely venue for the official reveal of the baby saloon

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