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Christopher Bruce2013-03-13 14:25:54

Jaguar 3-Series Competitor Spotted Testing in UK

Shares a platform with the Range Rover

 
 
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The Jaguar sedan lineup will get a smaller sibling around 2015

JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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wants to increase its sales volume beyond selling executive saloons like the XFXF Gen.1Jaguar XF Gen.1United Kingdom, 2007 > 201589 versions
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and XJXJ Gen.4Jaguar XJ Gen.4United Kingdom, 2010 > present60 versions
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. Its BMW 3-SeriesBMW 3 Series Gen.6 [F30/F31]BMW BMW 3 Series Gen.6 [F30/F31]Germany, 2012 > present210 versions
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competitor has been spied testing on UK roads.

The smaller Jaguar sedan uses Jaguar Land Rover'sLand RoverLand RoverUnited Kingdom, 1978 > present15 models
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new PLA platform that also underpins the new Range RoverRange Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]Land Rover Range Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]United Kingdom, 2012 > present13 versions
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. As is the modern style, the platform can be stretched or shrunk as needed to build the type of vehicle either brand needs. 

The engine range will likely be the new four-cylinder engines that Jaguar Land Rover is still developing. It is working on a 2.2-liter diesel and 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. It is possible the brand's V6 petrol and diesel engines could be found on higher end models. 

The styling for the car is still being kept a secret as well, but Jaguar has indicated that sedans and sports cars would have different styling. That indicates the smaller car will look more like the XF than the F-TypeF-Type (modern) Gen.1Jaguar F-Type (modern) Gen.1United Kingdom, 2012 > present34 versions
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Production for the new sedan will not begin until late 2015. 

Source: Auto Express

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