2016 Jaguar XQ SUV

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV is an all-new model from this prestige brand. Jaguar’s new owners decided to make a big change and to immediately start the production, and revive the badge. This new model hints us the new direction Jaguar plans to take. 2016 Jaguar XQ SUV will be based on a Jaguar C-X17 concept, which we had a chance to see at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. With XQ SUV, Jaguar became only second British brand that started the production of SUV. Beside Jaguar, Bentley also announced the production of an SUV, with price difference, since Bentley announced that it will be one of the priciest SUVs on the market.

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV Front

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV design and features

New 2016 Jag XQ SUV will be built on a new aluminum platform, which will influence the low weight of this SUV. XQ will compete in a small-SUV segment, although its platform could easily carry midsize crossover. Fuel economy should be on a high level, due to its platform and usage of light-weighted materials during its construction.

Inside, new Jag SUV will be highly equipped, and filled with latest technologies. Its interior will be made of high-quality materials, while the design and overall impression will exude with luxury. Exterior design reflects the popular name. Sporty and aggressive body lines indicate that it is a Jag. Although its primarily purpose is family SUV, Jag couldn’t escape its characteristics, such as sharp lines and sporty feel.

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV Side

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV performance

Under the hood of its XQ SUV Jaguar will offer two engines. Base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Optional engine is a 3.0-liter V6, capable to deliver up to 330 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.

Rear-wheel drive will be standard, and all-wheel will be available as optional. Both engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Estimated fuel economy consumption for 2016 Jaguar XQ SUV with 4-cylinder engine is 23/33/24 mpg city/hwy/combined, and with a V6 18/25/21 mpg.

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV Rear

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV competition

The closest rivals for this all-new SUV are BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Jag’s starting price could be its starting downfall, but great numbers regarding its performance and fuel economy, as well as distinctive and new design will win the crowd over.

2016 Jaguar XQ SUV price & release

High price of its production will result in a higher starting price, which will be disadvantage for a 2016 Jaguar XQ SUV, compared to its rivals. However this could easily be compensated with costs after the purchase, since new Jag will spend less than most SUVs from its category. Base price is expected to be around $45,000. Release is not expected before early 2016, while the sale should start during the summer, same year.

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