Car reviews - Jaguar - X-Type - 2.1 sedan
30 Aug 2002
JAGUAR has gone to great lengths not to differentiate the 2.1 from its larger capacity X-Type brethren. There's no sign of any "2.1" badging and the stylish 16-inch alloys, fog lights, chrome window surrounds and rear appliqué can fool many into thinking this is a 2.5 or even 3.0 X-Type. The complicated bonnet pressing creates a highly refined visual statement and the heavily chromed grille treatment, gaping lower airdam, body-coloured mirrors, rub strips and side skirts combine to give the entry X-Type a high-quality stance. Of course, plenty of leather and wood inside back up the impressive exterior package.
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Did you know?The front-drive X-Type 2.1 employs equal-length and stiffness halfshafts, with geometry calculated to ensure they are perfectly aligned under torque, while special CV joints at the outer end of both halfshafts are designed to reduce friction
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