Jaguar, the British premium carmaker plans to launch six new vehicles in the next four years, Autocar magazine said on Tuesday without citing any sources.
First, the F-Type Coupe will hit the market somewhere in 2014 – and most probably will be 33 percent stiffer than the roadster, cheaper and also significantly lighter. In addition there are rumors about some significant hardware changes.
Shortly after, in 2015 Jaguar will unveil its 3-Series competitor – the sub-$40,000 rear-wheel-drive Q-Type sedan, one of the most important vehicles for the British brand. We’re not 100 percent sure about its name, but Jaguar already trademarked the Q-Type name. Power would come from the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine available in the XF, and the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.
A coupe and possibly a station wagon could follow in 2015 (at the end) and 2016.
From 2016: A crossover concept (Jaguar XQ crossover) should be shown next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show – and most probably is expected to have coupelike proportions and short overhangs. While the British are still mum on details, word has it the XQ will share powertrain technology with the Range Rover Evoque, so expect a range of inline-four engines, while the range-topping version could receive a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 powerplant. The car will have a starting price of $47,000 for the base RWD version.
The next-generation XJ sedan will use the new Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) floor and crash structure, combined with the upper structure of the current Jaguar XJ.
by Mircea Serafim
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