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The growing call for SUVs and crossovers makes manufacturers - which are a far cry from this segment - go for extremes. Jaguar decided to expand its lineup of luxury vehicles with the Q-type crossovers. Of course, the rivalry will be tough, since Audi Q5 & BMW X3 have already established a solid reputation in the market. The first guess-work changed to a comprehensive Jaguar Q-type review (XQ model), available for your consideration.
Q-Type Styling Details
Jaguar Q-type is based on Range Rover Evoque platform. The chassis of the crossover is all aluminum, whereas the bodywork boasts a sweeping profile. The hood received white LED headlights, a near-vertical grille, short overhangs, slim windows as well as gigantic wheels. The tail comes with short overhangs too and features a sport-like silhouette. Jaguar compromised on the trunk’s capacity, ensuring more space for the occupants.
Inside, the vehicle has a lot of compartments and storage options. The dashboard brags about an exclusive sensor central console & an innovative swiveling shifter of the gearbox. The 5-seater crossover is comfortable for all passengers, thanks to adjustable seats.
The driver might rely upon an advanced security system. There are such facilities as a trip computer that displays all vital data about the car, floor mats, stability & traction control, a parking assistant as well as Bluetooth phone connectivity. The last option allows the driver to communicate on the phone with hands on the steering wheel.
Engines & Performance
The Q-type is shipped with two powertrain options. The first 2.0-liter turbocharged DOHC unit is paired with a rear-wheel drive & a 9-speed automatic transmission (CVVT). It is known to produce 240 horsepower at 5500 RPM & 240 p-f of torque at 3500 RPM. This crossover modification manages with 0-60 m/h distance for 7.2 seconds, achieving the top speed of 130 mph. An estimated fuel economy index makes up 24 mpg in the combined mode (23/33 mpg – city/highway).
The other engine, a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 item is mated with an all-wheel drive and an analogous type of gearbox. It generates 330 horsepower at 5100 RPM & 305 p-f of torque at 3400 RPM. The vehicle is able to accelerate to 60 m/h for 5.2 seconds, reaching the maximal speed of 155 mph. The powertrain returns 21 mpg in the combined driving mode (18/25 mpg – city/highway).
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