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Jaguar C-X16 (Jaguar XE) Driving Video

Mon, 19 Sep 2011

Jaguar C-X16 Driving Video

Jaguar is making the most of their new small sports car – the Jaguar C-X16 – as it builds onwards and upwards from the début of the C-X16 at Frankfurt last week to the launch of the production car – probably the Jaguar XE – late in 2012 or early 2013.

We had rafts of information and photos – and a short video – when the C-X16 bowed in last week, but now we get a more revealing driving video showing the interior and exterior of the C-X16 in more detail, and some driving footage on incredible roads too.

Yes, we were a little underwhelmed by the direction the design of the C-X16 has taken – more conservative than we would have liked to have seen – but we have no issues with the design per se – it’s a stunner.

Squat and wide, the Jaguar XE to be looks every inch the Porsche-challenger Jaguar are hoping it will be. With its clever-tech option of a KERS-style hybrid power boost and its fluid lines, it seems to offer the best of all worlds – performance, style and economy; all that any ‘sports car’ owner could hope for.

We’re still expecting the Jaguar XE to launch as a coupé and a roadster at the same time, but Jaguar may have decided to take the more traditional route of bedding-in coupé sale first before rolling out the drop-top. But we’re sure the soft-top XE will be every bit as appealing as the coupé – perhaps even more so if the XE has been designed as a soft-top from the off.

Enjoy the footage of the Jaguar C-X16.

(45 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

By Cars UK