Jaguar to launch all-new sports car
Amman, April 15, 2012
Jaguar Cars, a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars, is set to bring an all-new sports car to production – the F-Type.
"We showed the C-X16 concept in September 2011, and the reaction to it has been so positive that we've accelerated our development of an all-new Jaguar sports car,” said Adrian Hallmark, global brand director, Jaguar Cars at the New York auto show.
"That car will be called the F-Type, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year. The core appeal of Jaguar's cars is their sporting heart, and that heart will beat stronger than ever before in the F-Type.”
“Its development is a vivid representation of the confidence and ambition of the Jaguar brand, and the desire amongst our engineers and design team to produce a world-leader in a market segment that we have been absent from for too long. But no longer – the F-Type is coming,” he added.
Utilising Jaguar's industry-leading knowledge of all-aluminium construction, the F-Type will launch as a convertible, and a strict two-seater with the focus uncompromisingly on delivering driver reward. A range of petrol engines will be available, including a new powerplant family.
Ian Hoban, Jaguar's Vehicle Line director said: "The engineering development of the F-Type has focused on delivering a heightened level of dynamic driving reward. We are excited about our progress to date and are looking forward to soon being able to demonstrate what we have achieved."
Ian Callum, director of Design, said: "A true sports car needs to be pure in both its purpose and its form; to have the opportunity to produce such a car for Jaguar has been a privilege both for myself and for my team. The C-type, D-type and E-type Jaguars were all sports cars that held true to this principle in their era, and the F-Type will hold true to that same principle in its time, a time that is soon to arrive."
Amjad Saeed, general manager representing Jaguar and Land Rover, stated: “What distinguishes Jaguars is their continuous evolution in terms of their overall design and technical features. The F-Type features a youthful and contemporary design, revolutionizing the overall look of this illustrious car. We are confident that the new F-Type will be popular amongst sports and luxury car lovers in Jordan and will attract a new clientele.”
The F-Type will join Jaguar's existing range of cars – the XF saloon, XJ saloon and XK coupe/convertible.
Full F-Type technical and range details will be announced later in 2012. It will go on sale in mid 2013, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service