Jaguar’s upcoming baby sedan will allegedly receive coupe and estate body styles to better compete with its main rival, the BMW 3-Series.

Jaguar’s upcoming baby sedan will allegedly receive coupe and estate body styles to better compete with its main rival, the BMW 3-Series.

The sedan is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2015 and will be followed shortly by the two additional versions. The car will ride on Jaguar’s brand new iq[Al] aluminum architecture and will be available with 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines which will enable the XS (naming not confirmed) to have CO2 emissions below the 100 g/km mark. More powerful engines are also in tow for the Jaguar XS such as a 3.0-liter V6 diesel providing 240 HP (177 kW) and a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 developing 340 HP (250 kW).

In an interview given to Auto Express, Jaguar global brand director Adrian Hallmark said the new model (with all three body styles) has what it takes to "comfortably" double sales for the British marque. In terms of aesthetics, Hallmark said "we want to build the best-looking car in the segment, so design appeal number one."

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