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Jaguar boss announces details of upcoming ‘XS’ sports sedan

January 13, 2014

Jaguar has shed a bit more light on its future direction  at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The announcement included new details on Jaguar’s upcoming sports sedan, dubbed the XS, which is set for release in 2015.

Jaguar XF R-S

Speaking at a press briefing at Detroit, Jaguar Land Rover group sales operations director Andy Goss said the new sports sedan would come with all-wheel drive. The new car will reportedly be powered by a new four-cylinder engine that comes in either a petrol or diesel version.

Jaguar is close to completing a new engine plant at Wolverhampton in the UK, where these four-cylinder engines will be built. The new sports sedan they will power is expected to be unveiled late this year.

We’ll be interested to see what Jaguar comes up with for the competitive mid-size premium sedan segment, but until we see further details we’ll just have to wait and see. The model will go up against cars like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.