Jaguar F-type confirmed for 2013

At the New York Auto Show, Jaguar has confirmed that they will finally go ahead with production of the Jaguar F-type – spiritual successor to the legendary Jaguar E-type.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, confirmed that the new car will be called the F-type (presumably in the USA too, where the E-type was actually known as the XKE). He explained that the reaction to Jaguar’s C-X16 concept had been so positive that they had accelerated their plans to build a new sports car.

Jaguar F-type

The Jaguar F-type will be shown in production form later this year. It will be launched as a two-seater convertible. At the announcement it was also stated that the range of petrol engines will include “a new power plant family”. The focus will be on sports car performance and driver enjoyment. It is expected the new car will use lightweight aluminium construction.

The new Jaguar F-type will go on sale in the middle of next year.

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