Recall Alert: 2012-2015 Jaguar XK

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 4,700 model-year 2012-15 XK sports cars manufactured March 4, 2011, to March 20, 2014

The Problem: In these vehicles, the front parking lights may turn off after approximately 5 minutes. This decreases visibility and increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software that controls the lights for free.

What Owners Should Do: Jaguar will begin notifying owners on March 13. Owners can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jaguar Develops Bicycle Alert System

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Each year more than 700 bicyclists are killed in crashes with cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some automakers, like Volvo, already offer pedestrian and bicyclist detection systems, and Jaguar is following suit. The automaker is testing new systems that use colors, vibrations and sounds to alert drivers to potential collisions involving bicycles.

Related: Volvo's Safety System Detects Pedestrians, Cyclists

If a bicycle is near the car, the Bike Sense system responds in several ways: a bicycle bell sound will be piped through the audio system in the speaker nearest the bike, helping the driver pinpoint the bike's direction. As the bike continues to move, a cluster of amber and red LED lights will illuminate on the window sills, dashboard and windshield pillars, depending on the bike's location.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Inside the 2016 Jaguar XE (29 Photos)

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Jaguar's all-new XE entry-level sedan debuted on U.S. soil at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is the first time we've seen the XE in person, and it put one of my concerns to rest that there wouldn't be enough distinction in size between the compact XE and midsize XF considering the XE looks like a slightly smaller XF. Experiencing the XE's extreme compactness up close put that concern to rest.

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Perhaps I thought the XE would be larger because its design and proportions are so similar to the XF and full-size XJ four-doors. The XE's interior is quite compact with tight proportions that provide a coupelike interior experience similar to Mercedes-Benz's CLA-Class and Audi's A3. That doesn't mean uncomfortable, however, considering I had just enough room — I'm 6 feet tall — up front and in the backseat, though any extra room is nonexistent.

By Joe Bruzek | January 13, 2015 | Comments (3)

2016 Jaguar XE Diesel to Crack 40 MPG Highway

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Jaguar Land Rover has a plan to offer a diesel engine in just about every one of its cars and SUVs in the not-so-distant future. Here's the kicker: that plan includes North America, where diesel offerings are still limited compared to what's available overseas. Land Rover's diesel love fest in North America will start this fall with the recently announced 2016 Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6, boasting 32 percent improved efficiency compared to the base supercharged V-6.

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In the Jaguar camp, a diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder will find its way into the highly anticipated entry-level XE luxury sedan when it launches stateside in 2016; the XE is Jaguar's BMW 3 Series/Audi A4/Lexus IS/Cadillac ATS fighter. Jaguar Land Rover North America's President and CEO Joe Eberhardt says to expect the diesel XE's highway fuel economy to fall in the "40-something" range, he remarked at a briefing of future product at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

An above-40-mpg-highway rating would make the diesel-powered XE one of the most efficient offerings in today's segment — right up there with the diesel-powered BMW 328d's impressive 32/45/37 mpg city/highway/combined ratings. We expect more diesel news from Jaguar Land Rover in the future, but here's one headline you won't see, "Jaguar Introduces Diesel-Powered F-Type." Eberhardt said all products except the F-Type will eventually offer a diesel engine

By Joe Bruzek | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jaguar's First SUV Heads to Production

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That didn't take long. Jaguar's C-X17 "design study" SUV shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is on its way to production as the F-Pace, Jaguar announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The automaker's director of design Ian Callum says in a statement that Jaguar received such an overwhelmingly positive response to the concept that the automaker had to make it a reality.

Jaguar C-X17 Concept Means Jag SUV Could Be a Reality

In production form, the F-Pace will have room for five occupants, feature all-wheel drive and take high-performance inspiration from Jaguar's F-Type coupe and roadster. The teaser photo Jaguar released clearly shows that inspiration in the taillight and badging. Jaguar doesn't call the F-Pace an SUV, but rather a "performance crossover," featuring aluminum construction like the new compact Jaguar XE S and an "advanced suspension system."

The F-Pace goes on sale in 2016. Jaguar says we'll have full F-Pace details later this year.

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By Joe Bruzek | January 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Jaguar F-Type Photo Gallery (15 Photos)

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The big news for Jaguar's sports car is the addition of available all-wheel drive and a manual transmission. For 2016, all-wheel drive is standard on F-Type R versions and optional on S models; the new six-speed manual transmission is available on rear-wheel-drive versions.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Aside from extra badging, all-wheel-drive 2016 F-Type coupes and convertibles get subtle exterior styling tweaks like a lightly reshaped hood that wears new vents positioned farther apart and farther forward than on the rear-wheel-drive version. 

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Jaguar F-Type: First Look

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Competes with: Audi R8, Aston Martin Vantage, Porsche 911
Looks like: A 2015 F-Type with a new hood design and some distinctive body features for all-wheel-drive versions
Drivetrain: A 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with the automatic, with output ranging from 340 to 550 horsepower and 332 to 502 pounds-feet of torque
Hits dealerships: Spring 2015

Following the addition of the rear-wheel-drive F-Type coupe for 2015, Jaguar is further expanding the exotic sports car's offerings with all-wheel drive, standard on F-Type R versions and optional on S models, as well as an available six-speed manual transmission for rear-wheel-drive versions. The top-performing R models, in coupe or convertible form, boast a 5.0-liter, direct-injected supercharged V-8, which puts out a roaring 550-horsepower and Jaguar quotes a 3.9-second zero-to-60 mph time; it succeeds the outgoing rear-wheel-drive-only F-Type V-8 S, which made 495 hp.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is bowing this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker says that in addition to new powertrain options, upgraded offerings include electric power assisted steering that improves efficiency and precision, a new suite of telematics and smartphone connectivity features, and more standard equipment.

By Matt Schmitz | November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Jaguar Teases 2016 F-Type AWD

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A rear-wheel-drive coupe joined the Jaguar F-Type convertible lineup for model-year 2015, and Jaguar is further expanding its F-Type coupe offerings for 2016 with a new all-wheel-drive model. Jaguar says the 2016 F-Type R coupe with all-wheel drive can reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 186 mph.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show News

According to the automaker, the addition of all-wheel drive is only one of a number of performance enhancements to the coupe; more details will be released at the Jaguar-Land Rover press conference on Nov. 19 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Land Rover also plans to bring its new Discovery Sport to L.A.; the compact SUV will replace the LR2 in Land Rover's lineup and slot just below the larger LR4. Check back with us for more Jaguar and Land Rover news leading up to the show.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Jaguar XE S: First Look

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Competes with: BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS

Looks like: Somebody shrunk the Jaguar XF

Drivetrain: 340-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: 2016

Have a look at the most important car to come out of British luxury automaker Jaguar in decades — a compact, entry-level luxury sedan set to do battle with the heavy hitters in the segment, like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. This is the new 2015 XE, introduced to the world in its high-performance S trim, an aluminum-intensive rear-wheel-drive luxury car meant to continue the successes of the latest Jaguar XF and XJ sedans with a much higher volume segment.

Related: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Expert Review 

The XE will go on sale in Europe first as the 2015 model shown here; the U.S. won't see the car until it arrives as a 2016 model, sometime in early 2016.

By Aaron Bragman | September 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Can the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Really Fit Two Golf Bags?

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Jaguar claims its 550-horsepower 2015 F-Type R Coupe is capable of reaching zero-to-60 mph in 4 seconds. Extremely easy to believe after mashing the throttle of the monstrous supercharged V-8 ourselves. We were skeptical, however, on another Jaguar claim.

Related: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Expert Review

The British automaker boasts that two golf bags can fit in the back of the coupe's narrow, 11 cubic feet of trunk space. The cargo space is no doubt more usable than the roadster's 7 cubic feet, but two golf bags?

By Joe Bruzek | September 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

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