Report: Jaguar planning a slew of new models for near-future, new entry-level sedan on the way

Things seem to be picking up for Jaguar as the Coventry-based brand seeks to pickup their slack when compared to the other luxury staples in the industry. But so far, the brand only offers a very few select number of models, especially when compared to their competition. So as a result, Automobile reportedly received the scoop surrounding the near-future of Jaguar’s lineup.

Of course, the much-anticipated F-Type mid-range sports car is coming up around the bend. But currently, Jaguar only offers variations for the XJ flagship, the mid-sized XF, and their traditional two-door coupe, the XK. That said, the absence of an entry-level model a la X-Type successor doesn’t allow for the brand to keep up with the big dogs from Germany or Japan.

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Jaguar reportedly seeks to fix that issue with an all-new entry-level luxury sedan in 2015 with the added possibility of a coupe or wagon following in 2016. Though Automobile learned that the US will probably skip out on the wagon version. However, nothing has been set in stone and there wasn’t much else surrounding the future entry-level Jag.

Moving to the other end of the lineup, Jaguar’s flagship XJ is pinned for a full redesign in 2017. To add, some new rumors are out that Jaguar might also be looking to jump on the luxury four-door coupe bandwagon with a Mercedes-Benz CLS/BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe/Audi A7 competitor. The XF is also reportedly set for a redesign in 2014 or 2015 with a potential coupe version following as well. And lastly, the XK coupe and convertible are expected to get a replacement in 2014.

For all the new models, expect extensive use of aluminum to keep the weight down.

Jaguar and Land Rover are also rumored to be working on a Audi Q5-sized crossover that’s expected to see the auto shows in 2015 or 2016. It will be all-wheel drive and will get a range of four-cylinder gas and diesel engines, as well as the new supercharged V6 that’s coming in the 2013 XF, XJ and the upcoming F-Type.

And lastly, Jaguar’s much-anticipated hybrid supercar is expected to begin production in 2013 and end in 2015. Only 250 models will be built and the price is expected to run with the Bugatti Veyron, between $1.2 and 1.5 million.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews


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