The X-Type Register

If you own an X-Type, we can help you keep it on the road and get the very best out of your car.

When it first appeared in 2001, the X-Type marked a departure for Jaguar at a time when the company was owned by Ford as a division of its Premier Automotive Group (PAG). In a concerted effort to boost sales and spread the appeal of the Jaguar marque to a newer and less exclusive market, the X-Type (X400) was aimed squarely at the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class buyer.

Not since the Mk 2 had Jaguar launched a compact executive saloon and in a bid to streamline production and rationalise costs, the new model was designed around Ford’s CD132 platform. Autocar magazine described it as ‘the most important Jaguar ever’ and it opened up ownership to a whole new market. Jaguar subsequently launched an estate version, the first ever produced by the company to carry the famous leaping cat logo. Designed by Ian Callum, it was an instant success and is still a sought-after variant today.

Although initially only available with all-wheel drive and a choice of 2.5- or 3-litre engines, over the years of production, between 2001 and 2009, other options were added. The first variant was a 2.1-litre petrol followed by 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre diesels – all of these cars were front-wheel drive only. In 2008 the car was given a facelift and an automatic gearbox became available on the diesel-engined models for the first time.

Today, X-Type owners are a force to be reckoned with in the Jaguar Drivers’ Club and they are well served by a Register that consistently attracts a wide following and an excellent turnout at events.


The X-Type Register Chairman

Terry Jones
Phone: 07855 721501

News Correspondent

Eddie Payne
Email: eddiepayne86@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: 07518 653845