Jaguar may have plans for smaller coupe to go up against the Audi A5 and the BMW 3-Series
This comes as great news for Jaguar enthusiasts who may not be able to afford the more expensive new releases. According to Jaguar engineering boss Mick Mohan, the company is tinkering with the possibility of producing a coupe version that could go wheel-to-wheel with the Audi A5 and the BMW 3-series.
In a conversation with Autocar, Mohan let it be known that the company plans on entering a market that would compete with the BMW’s and Audi’s of the world and that it is confident that whatever car they create would be competitive against its more established competitors.
"Personally, I’d love to make a compact coupe - an Audi a5 or BMW 3-series coupe rival,” he said.
“There’s plenty of profit to be made on those cars, and our aluminum platform technology gives us the opportunity to make one. I think we’d make a really good one too.”
Mohan, however, was also quick to say that whatever plans for a new car would have to remain in the backburner for now, especially now when Jaguar is in the middle of promoting two of it’s new luxury vehicles: the XJ and the XF.
The company’s recent slump could also delay the production of the ‘proposed’ vehicle as Jaguar hopes to regain its footing after a monumental loss in sales that nearly crippled the company.
Whatever the case may be, we’re all pulling for Jaguar to rebound from their predicament because, quite frankly, we’re secretly excited about the possibilities of a little Jaguar prowling around the streets against the A5 and the 3-Series.
Source: Autocar UK