Baby-Jaguar coming by 2015 image

The British based automaker Jaguar is planning to present a new model within the next few years, in the form of a front-wheel drive small car, which should hit the market by 2015, and the vehicle will help the company meet the 2016 CAFÉ requirement of 35.5 mpg with its new three-cylinder and four-cylinder engine options.

According to the British guys over at autocar.co.uk, the baby Jag is scheduled to hit the market by 2015 and the new model is already in development. The entry-level Jaguar model will help the company meet the 2016 CAFÉ requirement of 35.5 mpg and the vehicle is expected to be front-wheel drive with engine options of three and four-cylinders, including a 1.5 liter unit.

Curb weight will also be kept down by the British based automaker thanks to using lightweight aluminum throughout the frame and body panels, which shouldn’t come in too hard for Jaguar to do it, considering the fact that the XJ sedan has been made in the same way.

Even if there isn’t any official word yet, rumors like the future car’s starting price appear out of nowhere and autocar.co.uk says that the model will cost about 22.000 GBP for the entry-level version, which is “translated” into 35.365 USD, and the vehicle will be manufactured in UK and India.