|The S-Type had style in abundance|
2000-04. Registrations climbed nicely through this five year period. The retro-styled S-Type arrived in 1999 and was joined by the more conservative X-Type in 2001. Between them, they took the numbers to nearly 60,000 units in 2004. Things were looking very promising.
|Model / Year||2004||2003||2002||2001||2000|
2005-09. The increase experienced in the five years before were reversed for the following equivalent period. The X-Type was meandering downward with no replacement in sight. The S-Type was superceded by the XF but as saloon cars were losing out to SUVs, it didn't have that much impact.
Jaguar needed to be thinking about SUVs as I started to say on the pages of this blog, but company policy was Land Rover handled that side of the business. Why couldn't Jaguar do SUVs with a more on-road emphasis? Whoosh. At the time that was a concept that went right over JLR executive's heads.
|Model / Year||2009||2008||2007||2006||2005|
2010-14. The well executed XF was holding up well and the F-Type sports car took over that role from the XK. However, not much was happening as sales meandered along just under 30,000 per annum. The X-Type was axed but nothing replaced it and still the SUV side was being ignored.
|Model / Year||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|The E-Pace enjoying a mountain holiday|
2015-19. Suddenly things started to happen. The XE arrived to take the place of the X-Type, the XF got a sportbrake model and not one but two SUVs! Then an electric model as well. Sales took off and the company was back on track. The issue now is maintaining that. The XJ is being reinvented, there seems no need for both the XE and XF as the saloon car market implodes. Plenty for JLR to consider.
|Model / Year||2019||2018||2017||2016||2015|
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