The Jaguar X-Type was the company's entry into the premium compact segment. It seems to me Ford had too much influence in the design. Having said that, the car itself was a reasonable - if cautious - effort. It came as a saloon (sedan) and estate (wagon), plus a 4wd. It soon became a major contributor to Jaguar production. Below is a chart showing production figures (Units) and the percentage the X-Type achieved of Jaguar production (% Jag).
It obviously needed replacing, but wasn't and production fell away. North America called time on the X-Type in 2007, and Jaguar decided to finish the model a little earlier than planned.
If you want to read more about my thoughts on the X-Type, please click here .
For sales by major nations, see below: