Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Jaguar S Type has classic car charm and was designed to give a tough fight for rival Audi A6

The first generation Jaguar S Type made its debut in 2000, as a luxury model in the sedan category. The S Type was built on the same body as the Lincoln LS, but the former was built in the UK while the latter was built in the US. It was a four door sedan that could seat five people. It came in two versions - a Sedan 3.0 which derived its power from a 3.0 Liter V6 engine designed by Ford and the 4.0 which derived its power from a 4.0 Liter V8 engine produced by Jaguar. Both versions had disc brakes, airbags in the front and side, and 17 inch tires. The deluxe communication package came with a navigation system or an assistance system powered by a cell phone located in the dashboard, a system to monitor temperatures inside the car and music could be turned on or off by giving instructions by phone. In 2001, a system warning people the car was reversing was added, and the 4.0 Version got an expensive stereo system that was now located in the trunk. In 2002, a sports edition of the S Type was added to the lineup.

The second generation Jaguar S Type made its debut in 2003. The S Type came in three models.

The Jaguar S-Type was a mid-sized executive saloon, designed to take on the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. However, it was never as popular as its German rivals, partly because of its retro styling; its lines were directly influenced by Jaguar’s sporting saloons of the 1960s, such as the Mark 2. Reliability could also be an issue; while the car was great to drive, when working properly some cars didn’t give the fault-free service that their owners expected. However, decent packaging, generous equipment levels and class-leading comfort ensured many buyers chose British instead of German

S-Type is a new car with classic car charm. It might not be up there with the class leaders by the usual measures, but it has a plenty of personality and still turns heads long after it was first introduced in 1999. It’s a car you'll buy with your heart more than your head.
The Jaguar S-Type has been on the UK's roads since 1999 and has found favour with motorists looking for classic car looks with modern car sensibilities.
Revised in 2002 and again in 2004 to address reliability niggles and to compete with its quickly-improving rivals, the current car is unlike anything else on sale.
Some argue the Jaguar S-Type looks are slightly contrived to create a direct link with the original S-Type from the 1960s, but others love its retro charm.

The Jaguar S-Type can be specified with one of four engines: a 2.7 diesel or a 3-litre and two 4.2-litre petrol configurations; one with a supercharger.

Standard safety equipment in the Jaguar S-Type range include driver, passenger, side and side curtain airbags with Jaguar's Adaptive Restraint Technology System to ensure they're deployed correctly.
Author : richy


Post a Comment

Relate Post



Welcome to the world for car enthusiasts. You’ve just entered the online home of the world’s car web blogs, and the place where you can find AutoCar4U’s news content,car reviews, and more besides.