05 September 2012

The Jaguar S-Type History


The S-Type was built between 1999 and 2007 (some say 2008). Was it successful? I don’t really know if it was, but I think production figures were modest. I liked the look of it, somewhat retro but classy. The only part I didn’t really like was the rear end treatment. In 2002, a supercharged R version was released, which gave it some needed power as it was quite a heavy car by all accounts. To find out how many were made:


1999 53,000
2000 53,500
2001 38,300
2002 36,100
2003 31,900
2004 26,100
2005 23,800
2006 16,800
2007 11,000

Total 290,500


S-Type production slipped with the release of the X-Type in 2001, although between the two of them they did take Jaguar to record sales figures.

Jaguar has and still is making great cars. However, the S-Type won’t be remembered in history as a great Jaguar. Good but not great. Of course most cars will at best be good, so in that sense it was a success. It was replaced by the XF.

PS. Some sales by markets. The UK figures are reasonable estimates:

Yr USA UK Germ Italy Jap Fra Can Spa Aus Ned
99 15550 ? 500 1300 ? 700 675 ? 650 625
00 24500 ? 4100 3000 ? 1500 1250 ? 725 975
01 19550 7200 2725 1700 ? 1075 1125 ? 525 525
02 15950 7300 2500 1700 ? 950 750 ? 575 450
03 14875 6600 1425 1075 1125 725 600 750 325 350
04 10975 7500 1425 1400 1075 975 425 975 ? 325
05 8900 6800 1475 1250 925 800 275 1025 225 275
06 5875 6025 1475 925 600 625 200 800 200 200
07 3525 4450 1350 500 425 675 125 650 125 125
Tot 119700 33300 16975 12850 4150 5825 5425 4200 3025 3850

2 comments:

Edge Venial said...

Hello,

A great article indeed and a very detailed, realistic and superb analysis, of this issue, very nice write up. The Jaguar S-Type is an upmarket luxury saloon car which was first introduced to the world at the renowned British Motor Show, and then made available to purchase a year later in nineteen ninety nine. This modern day car, commonly known as the S Type, is in fact the second Jaguar S Type. Thanks..

RayCee Smith said...

Your welcome.