Jaguar adds automatic diesel to X-Type

Option for diesel engine with six-speed automatic available for 2008 model year.

2008 Jaguar X-Type Jaguar Cars

Jaguar announced Friday that it will be offering a diesel engine with automatic transmission option for the 2008 Jaguar X-Type.

The 2.2-liter diesel engine will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, as well as the Jaguar Sequential Shift.

The car, which is available in both left and right hand drive, will be available in the U.K. in March 2008 and in Europe in April 2008. No word yet on a U.S. release.

See pictures of the new 2008 Jaguar X-Type.

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