The Jaguar X-Type is a compact executive car range that was launched in 2001. The range began the brands entry into the critical compact luxury segment. It was the product of many firsts for the brand, starting with being the first to be built around a Ford Mondeo platform. This platform meant that there are similarities between the two models, the most important being the reliability of the engineering. The neat styling of the vehicle attracts buyers, along with the modern interior and premium feel which sets new standards of quality in its class. Another first with this range is that it is the first to offer a diesel engine. In fact, it offers two; the 2.0 litre diesel engine and 2.2 litre diesel motor. These engines deliver an excellent driving performance and smooth ride quality. In all, the Jaguar X-Type is a premium range that offers strong diesel engines and a luxurious design.