No matter who buys Jaguar from Ford by the end of this month, the XF sedan will hit the dealerships next spring in April. The Jaguar XF replaces the S-Type as a direct rival to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class we expect pricing to be competitive for that segment. While the current pricing is estimated to be around $56,000 to $65,000, official U.S. pricing will be revealed at the LA Auto Show in November.
Whoever buys Jaguar probably won’t put a lot of money right away into the slow selling XJ sedan and the XK Coupe. Basically, the XF needs to be a hit for Jaguar.
Click through to see Jagaur’s future lineup.
X-Type: The Jaguar X-Type will be killed off by 2010. Instead Jaguar will debut a people moved built on the Land Rover LR2 platform. Of course that doesn’t mean we’re going to see a Jaguar SUV, but a long wheelbase platform that will share platforms with the LR2 and the Volvo S80.
XF: The Jaguar XF will hit U.S. roads in spring of 2008. In the U.S. the Jaguar XF will only come in a base 4.2 liter V8 engine will produce 300 horsepower and a 4.2 liter Supercharged V8 engine that will produce 420 horsepower. Jaguar will offer three trim levels including Luxury, Premium Luxury and Supercharged.
XJ: Jaguar’s XJ already looks outdated but Jaguar can’t afford to offer a redesign within the next couple of years without keeping a lot of its underpinnings. Expect to see the XJ sedan to hang out in the Jaguar lineup for another seven-year product cycle. If Jaguar finds an aggressive new buyer, a re-engineered aluminum platform and body construction is expected in 2010. We might even see a restyled XJ with modern looks.
XK: The new coupe just arrived last summer. No redesign is expected until 2013.
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