Report: Jaguar evaluating entering the luxury sports subcompact wars with a front-wheel drive entry model

Europe is apparently cracking down even harder on EU CO2 regulations, much like the US has their CAFE requirements. And Jaguar is really feeling the weight of these restrictions since fuel economy was never really a concern for the brand until society began bearing down on them.

That said, word via AutoCarUK is that Jaguar is on the verge of introducing a new front-wheel drive compact to help the brand meet the CO2 regulations of the EU. It will also allow Jaguar to participate in an emerging market: the luxury sport subcompact segment, currently occupied by the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Audi A3 sedan, with entries from BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, and MINI presumably on the way.

The issue in the decision lies with—again—making it a viable business case. No time frame was provided for the potential frugal compact. But the recent growth in the market exhibited by the entries provided by the industry leaders, Jaguar will soon run out of time.

Jaguar’s Ian Callum has expressed his great interest in producing a small car to compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Though he emphasized that a lot is going on behind the scenes at Jaguar-Land Rover. Either way, it’s on the docket for consideration.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoCarUK


Tags: , , , , , , , ,




320MM Deep Dish Carbon Fiber Style PVC Leather Steering Wheel + For Honda Hub  picture
320MM Deep Dish Carbon Fiber Style PVC Leather Steering Wheel + For Honda Hub
Porsche Cayenne OEM Wheels & Tires picture
Porsche Cayenne OEM Wheels & Tires
LEXUS 1 PC WHEEL HUB CAP 62MM CENTER WHEEL EMBLEM LOGO picture
LEXUS 1 PC WHEEL HUB CAP 62MM CENTER WHEEL EMBLEM LOGO
17 5x114.3 5x100 Black Wheels Fits Eclipse Mazda 3 6 Cavalier Prelude 5 Lug Rims picture
17 5x114.3 5x100 Black Wheels Fits Eclipse Mazda 3 6 Cavalier Prelude 5 Lug Rims
00-06 Toyota Tundra 16x8 6x5.5 -5 108 Ion Alloy 171 171B Wheels Rims picture
00-06 Toyota Tundra 16x8 6x5.5 -5 108 Ion Alloy 171 171B Wheels Rims


Subscribe & Connect

Connect with us on any of our social profiles below.

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

  • cad4life

    its like the 80s again, when cadillac/lincoln did this fwd

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com