16 March 2005

'Jaguar is poised to give the green light to a shock new high-roof 'crossover' 4x4 that could replace the X-type' - that's how Autocar's world exclusive scoop opens this week. Following in the tracks of Mercedes' R-class and BMW's recently-announced 'SFC' vehicle, this new breed of Jag will combine 'the utility of an MPV with four-wheel-drive and the slick lines of an upmarket estate.' It could be on sale as early as 2007 - and you can read about it this week.

'US dealers are crying out for some kind of crossover,' explains news editor Hilton Holloway, 'but it won't be forced on the marque. For once, it is perfectly placed to meet market trends, having the components at its disposal to create a spacious, luxurious high-roof four-wheel-drive vehicle - with up to seven seats.'

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