(from Jaguar Press Release) Jaguar
today reveals details for a new range of styling enhancements for the
2005 X-TYPE 3.0-liter Sport, which will be available in November 2004.
This exciting addition of exterior body styling and interior
enhancements provides a stylish differentiation for the X-TYPE, and is
targeted primarily at the younger buyer.
Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum said, "Body-styling kits must be
designed as an integral part of the car. The rationale was to emphasize
the stance of the X-TYPE by lowering the visual aspect. The enhancements
we have made for the X-TYPE Sport give the car a more aggressive,
purposeful look. The whole attitude of the car has been lowered, giving
the impression it is hugging the road."
The enhancements give the X-TYPE Sport a more athletic, sportier
appearance with a new front lower spoiler, black mesh grille and lower
'infill' grille. In keeping with the new front-end section, the design
team has also lowered the side sills and added a new, lower rear valence
to ensure that the more squat, purposeful stance is noticeable from all
angles. The X-TYPE Sport also gets new exhaust tailpipe finishers and
stylish, 18-inch Aruba wheels to complete the look. The interior of the
X- TYPE Sport can be fitted with the optional carbon fiber facia and new
plush Alcantara seating surfaces.
Pricing as well as full 2005 model year X-TYPE details will be confirmed
closer to the vehicle's on-sale date.