Jaguar has axed its warm XE and XF variants, the XE S and XF S, which use the car maker’s supercharged six-cylinder engine.
The brand blamed the move on poor sales and changes in emission regulations.
The S variants of the XE and XF have been indirectly replaced with the XE 300 and XF 300, which use the 296bhp four-cylinder turbo unit found on the entry-level F-Type.
While there is no word from Jaguar yet, it"s highly likely that the V6 unit will also be dropped from other models, including the XJ and F-Pace. The V6 F-Type is likely to remain.
This widespread move is likely to be in response to new real-world emissions tests pushing up CO2 output, which is in turn, increasing car makers" average CO2 output. With tough emissions targets to meet, Jaguar will need to cull certain models to help bring down its average. However, because the V6 F-Type is relatively low volume, it is likely to have little effect on this average and can therefore stay in the line-up.