2016 Jaguar XQ

Ford Motor Company bought Jaguar recently and already made some big moves in order to revitalize this iconic British brand. New models like XK and XF sedans and F-type sport coupe have been already introduced and now it is turn for something completely new that we haven’t seen so far from this British car maker. Jaguar plans to introduce new model called XQ, which will be a crossover. This segment of cars became very popular in last few years, so it isn’t surprising that Jaguar wants to introduce its player in this class.

2016 Jaguar XQ front view

2016 Jaguar XQ redesign

The 2016 Jaguar XQ will be a compact luxury crossover, which will be able to accommodate 5 passengers. It will be one of the smallest models that Jaguar produces, but that doesn’t mean that it will lack in terms of luxury. This model will be based on C-X17 concept model and although it isn’t confirmed, production is planned for next year. The 2016 Jaguar XQ will use new lightweight platform, which is very flexible and modular and it will be used for various types of new Jaguar vehicles. This platform will provide a perfect balance between performances and fuel economy. Beside excellent exterior design, which will be heavily influenced by C-X17 concept, 2016 XQ will be also characterized by excellent interior. Cabin won’t be only stylish, it will very spacious and comfortable and also full of modern features.

2016 Jaguar XQ side view

2016 Jaguar XQ engine

From Jaguar we can’t expect anything less from excellent performance and 2016 XQ definitely won’t be exception. The base variant will be powered by 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which outputs 240 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of max torque. More powerful variant will be equipped with V6 engine. It will be a 3.0 liter supercharged V6, which will be able to output over 330 horses and 305 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, 2016 Jaguar XQ will be able to sprint to 60 mpg in five seconds, while top speed will be around 155 mph. Both engine will be powered with 9-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Jaguar XQ rear view

2016 Jaguar XQ release date, price and competition

This all-new model is expected to come next year with the price around 45.000 dollars. The main competitors of 2016 Jaguar XQ will be models like BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.