SAN FRANCISCO -- Jaguar Cars North America will sell the station wagon version of its X-type in the US in the 2005 model year.
The X-type wagon will go on sale in November. It will be the first Jaguar wagon to be sold in North America. Only one trim level will be offered, with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Purists have cringed at the idea of a Jaguar station wagon. But Jaguar's dealer council asked the automaker to bring the vehicle across the Atlantic, said C.J. O'Donnell, executive vice president of Jaguar Cars North America.
Pricing won't be announced until closer to launch, but O'Donnell said a ballpark figure would be $35,000 (about E28,500).
He gave no sales target.
The X-type is Jaguar's best seller in the US. Last year the company sold 2,037 X-types there, down 19 percent from 2002. The 2004 X-type, with a 2.5-liter V-6, starts at $29,995, including destination charges.