2016 Jaguar XQ Release date and Price

British multinational car manufacturer decided to take the new direction and they started off with launch of the completely new model named 2016 Jaguar XQ. This SUV will be based on the Jaguar C-X17 concept vehicle presented two years ago, at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. New XQ SUV will have the biggest similarity with the new XE sports saloon.

2016 Jaguar XQ front view

2016 Jaguar XQ exterior and interior

There is no much info about the upcoming Jag XQ. So far the known facts include the platform, size, performance, and some basic style cues. The architecture of the 2016 Jaguar XQ will be made out of aluminum, so we can expect the new SUV to be very light which means high agility and low fuel consumption. The intakes are placed low, which is taken from the C-X17 Concept, while the front grill is designed in recognizable Jag style. New XQ will be categorized as small-size SUV, since its dimensions correspond with the Q-type sedan, the smallest model in Jag’s range.

Interior design features are still unveiled, but, considering that it is a Jaguar, we can expect high-level luxury. In the brand spirit, new SUV will also be sporty and aggressive, with interior trim adjusted to the overall image.

2016 Jaguar XQ rear view

2016 Jaguar XQ engine specs

Performance of the 2016 Jaguar XQ will be based on two engines. First, base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 which comes equipped with 240 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is a 3.0-liter V6 with an output of 330 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.

Drivetrains include rear-wheel drive, which will be available as standard and all-wheel drive, which will be enabled as optional. Regardless of the engine, new XQ SUV will be paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. With base engine, its acceleration time will be around 7,2 seconds, and top speed around 130 mph.

Fuel efficiency of the model is also rated, but unofficially. It is stated that the upcoming Jaguar XQ will deliver 24 mpg in combined ride and 23/33 mpg city/hwy with inline-4 engine under its hood. Packed with a V6, it will deliver 21 mile per gallon in combined ride and 18/25 mpg city/hwy.

2016 Jaguar XQ interior view

2016 Jaguar XQ price and release date

The release of the all-new XQ will be sometime late this year, or even early on 2016. On the other hand, price of the model is not as exciting as someone could assume. Its starting price is expected somewhere around $45,000, which is pretty high. The reason for that are high production costs.

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