Jaguar plans the XJ Coupe to compete with Mercedes CL image

According to some sources, the British automaker, Jaguar is planing a major expansion of its current lineup.

We are talking about a medium-size sedan that will compete witht the next BMW 3 Series, and a XJ Coupe that will compete with the actual Mercedes CL.

According to Automobile magazine, sources within Jaguar say that the XJ coupe will feature a pillarless greenhouse design, glass roof and will use separate sheetmetal from the sedan it’s based on.

Europe Jag Brand manager, Adrian Hallmark said that the two-door XJ will be “much more dynamic and emotional than a Mercedes CL.

Moreover, Jaguar is seriously contemplating a four-door shooting brake based either on the entry-level model or the next XF.

Jaguar Land Rover has reported a 19% global sales increase in 2010 – the Chinese market accounted for the firm’s best sales performance.
New figures released by JLR reveal that the company sold an overall total of 232,839 vehicles last year, a rise of 19% compared with 2009.

Jaguar’s top-five markets, meanwhile, were the UK, the US, Germany, China and Italy. These markets combined accounted for 74% of the brand’s sales in 2010. Sales of the XF rose by 8% last year.