Jaguar will be pretty busy in the upcoming four years, as it plans to unveil six new models by 2017. The first to arrive will, of course, be the F-Type Coupe . We expect Jaguar to unveiled it sometime next year and rumors suggest that it will be significantly cheaper than the F-Type Roadster version. Additionally, the F-Type Coupe will be stiffer and lighter than the roadster version, and it may get significant hardware changes.
In 2015 Jaguar launch the new Q-Type, which will take aim at the BMW 3 Series . The new Q-Type will be built on the compact PLA platform and will be made entirely from aluminum. The Q-Type will come in around about £28,000 (about $43k at the current exchange rates).
2016 will be the busiest year with no less than three models set to be unveiled. The first will be the XQ crossover that will target models like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 . The XQ, like the Q-Type, will sit atop the PLA aluminum platform and will feature an all-aluminum construction. The new crossover will carry a base price around £31,000 (about $48k).
Also in 2016, we will see the new-generation XJ and XK lines. Both models will be built on modified versions of the new PLA aluminum platform.
The last model that Jag has scheduled is the new-generation XF sedan. The XF will also sit on the PLA platform and Jaguar will offer it with its new line of four-cylinder engines.
Click past the jump to read more about the only model that we have some concrete details on: the upcoming Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
Initially earmarked for just North America, the track-focused, street-legal Jaguar XKR-S GT will now also be offered in the UK, albeit in limited quantities.
The irony of a British sports car only being offered in the U.S. and Canada notwithstanding, this latest development should be music to the ears of people in the UK, a lot of whom probably scratched their heads after Jaguar made the initial announcement the new sports car was only available across the pond.
But according to a release from Jaguar , the automaker had a change of heart, or at the very least, a change in priorities after strong demand from its homeland spurred the company to build and send 10 models of the XKR-S GT to the UK.
Strong demand has been the primary reason for Jaguar’s decision to not only send some models to the UK, but increase its total volume from the initial offering of 30 units - 25 in the US and five in Canada - to up to 50 units.
Each of these models will run £135,000 ($205,362) on the road, which, given the exclusivity of the sports car, appears to be money well-spent for anybody lucky enough to score one of the 10 models staying in the UK.
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Jaguar will be celebrating R performance brand’s 25th anniversary with the unveiling of the special-edition XKR-S GT at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The model has been designed as a track-focused, street-legal version of the XKR-S and will be limited to only 30 units: 25 for the U.S. and five for Canada.
The new GT special edition will feature a bespoke aerodynamic package made in carbon-fiber and including: a new front splitter, extended wheel arch spats, a rear diffuser and a large fixed rear wing. It will also feature Polaris White exterior paint with unique graphics and a Jaguar “R-S GT” logo on the hood. For the interior, the new XKR-S GT will combine Warm Charcoal paint with red accents.
The XKR-S GT will also add improved suspension and high-performance brakes with carbon-ceramic discs.
Updated 04/08/2013: When Jaguar unveiled the XKR-S GT at the New York Auto Show, it announced the model will be limited to only 30 units. However, Jaguar boss, Adrian Hallmark, announced that the production could be increased to 50 units. Of course, this increase will only happen if the market bears demand for it. Stay tuned for more information. (AutoCar)
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In the latest episode of his famous show, Jay Leno has reviewed one of the Jaguar models from his collection — a one-of-a-kind XK-E . The model was produced by Jaguar between 1961 and 1974 and combines good looks with great-for-the-era performance.
This particular XK-E as specially customized by Jason Len from XK Unlimited several years ago – a neat side story is that Jay actually bought the car from Len. It is considerably shorter than the original car with numerous updates made to the body panels and to the car’s performance figures. It is powered by a 5.3-liter V-12 engine updated with Weber carburetors and a unique soundtrack, so hearing it on the streets is pure music to the ears. The car features a sporty coat of red paint that makes it even sexier.
Check the video and see what Jay Leno has to say about this amazing car, and why he wanted to have it in his collection. Enjoy!
With the launch of the new Jaguar F-Type on the market, things are going to change a little bit for the other small sports car in Jaguar lineup: the XK . According to design director Ian Callum the next generation XK could move further upmarket and will become "a bit more special than a GT."
This means the next XK will be both bigger and more luxurious than the model it replaces. Jaguar still has to decide if the next XK will retain the same two-plus-two configuration or if it will offer more interior space. All the changes will be made in order to offer the XK "its luxury GT credentials."
While the XK will most likely be significantly updated, the next XJ will still be offered as a conventional saloon, while a final decision on a possible crossover or SUV will be made depending on the market’s evolution. Callum didn’t confirmed such a model is being under development, but said Jaguar needs to take notice of the growing popularity of crossovers and SUV especially on markets like China and the U.S.
With rumors of a limited run XKR-S Coupe buzzing in the air, Jaguar is giving us a brief slice of what ’special edition’ means in their parlance.
Headed to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are a pair of special edition models of the XK and XKR that come with some pretty eye-catching exterior and interior details. The former includes an array of color options that customers can choose from: Celestial Black, Crystal Blue, Lunar Grey, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver, and Ultima te Black. In addition, Jaguar also fitted the sports car a choice of two headlining color options - Navy with Jet or Truffle with Canvas - and two new sets of 20" alloy wheels wrapped in diamond-turned Venom wheels with a dark grey finish.
As for the interior, Jaguar put in a couple of trims, highlighted by two exclusive Artisan interior color ways: Navy with Jet headlining and Truffle with Canvas headlining. As for the convertible variants, the British automaker is also providing more options for the hood, including a choice of four colors: Black, Blue, Grey, and Brown. The interior also has seats dressed in a tactile ‘scraffito’ finished leather, an instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter casings, Poltrona Frau leather headlinings, and two new veneer finishes: Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminum.
Last, but certainly not least, the XK and XKR Special Edition models will receive Jaguar’s Dynamic Pack which comes with an modified engine that bumps up the car’s top speed from 155 mph to 174mph. The Pack also includes side sill extensions with new rear diffuser, revised adaptive dynamics, spring and damper rates, and a new front steering knuckle for optimized precision.
Jaguar is known for a lot of things with the words "luxurious," "classy," "elegant," and powerful being thrown around most often.
Not it appears they’ve added "playful" to their vocabulary.
The British automaker has released a new ad featuring all three of its newest models - the XJ , the XF , and XK - participating in a nice little romp around their natural habitat: the concrete road.
Whether it’s on an isolated and forested area or in an urban warehouse setting, the three models are all at ease with their surroundings, something the company is emphasizing for in their new line.
Cleverly crafted with a fitting tagline - "Welcome to the Jungle" - the new Jaguar ad speaks to the consumer in ways it has never spoken to before. Sure, the cars still fit the words that we have long described them, but now, they’re opening themselves up to a new kind of fun. This is the kind that speaks to the character of these cars as more than just the conservative brand we previously thought they were.
This is the new face of Jaguar. And might we add, it’s something that a lot of us have long waited to see.
It’s been about three years since Tata bought Jaguar and Land Rover from one of America’s big top three - Ford - and now the company is thinking of taking the last few necessary steps to completely cut ties with the former owner. A new Tata annual report has been released stating that the company is considering a joint engine-development program with its Jaguar Land Rover unit. If pushed through, the new engine could cement the two brands’ independence from Ford.
"To optimize the synergistic strengths between JLR and Tata Motors in India, an examination is also under way on a joint engine development program which would have manufacturing facilities both in the U.K. and India," Ratan Tata said in a recent interview.
These new engines will be a big step for the Indian company, who are beginning to pick up speed with models like the Range Rover Evoque and the new Jaguar XK and XF . Our concern will be for future models which will need adequate engines to obtain proper performance numbers matching that of the Ford-built engines. Whether or not Tata has the ability to pull something like this off is still up in the air.
Jaguar Italy is celebrating the E-Type ’s 50th anniversary with the launch of a special edition XK E-Type Celebration. This special model will be limited to only 50 units and will be priced at 100,300 euro, or about $144,000 at the current exchange rates.
The new Jaguar XK E-Type Celebration will be offered in a Black Cherry color only with a black hood and Tamana 19" Red Badge Jaguar Heritage wheels. The black paint job will be combined with chrome insertions on the front grilles, the wing mirrors, air intakes, and window surrounds. For the interior, the E-type Celebration will receive a unique combination of Ivory and Charcoal with a special "Jaguar Heritage" logo on the seat’s headrest. The seat’s covers are in hammered leather, while the inserts of the bridge are made of aluminum with the brand-new Engine Spin finish.
What makes this deal even better is that every one of the 50 customers to purchase the Jaguar XK E-type Celebration will get the chance to drive a historic E-type for one week. Not too shabby, if you ask us.
Jaguar is already preparing the next generation XK sports coupe and convertible, but before that the company has given the current generation a final touch with a new facelift version of the XK. The refreshed model comes with dramatic design enhancements and new option packages emphasizing luxury and sporting personality. The face-lifted XK and the 550 HP XKR-S made their North American debut at the 2011 New york Auto Show.
For 2012, the XK has received unique styling attributes, including a larger grille and new bumper design, a revised rear with slimmer chrome trim, a new set of wheels, and new exterior colors. For the interior, Jaguar is offering new trim materials including ebony soft-feel paint for the switches, gloss black finish for the center console, phosphor blue halo illumination and ambient lighting.
No changes were made under the hood so we are still looking at the same 5.0-liter AJ-V8 engine as the current XK model.
Updated 05/04/2011: Jaguar has unveiled an official video of the new 2012 XKR sports car. Enjoy.
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