The Jaguar F-Type is a luxury sports car and when it first was launched in convertible form, it rang up a nice and lofty price tag that was very much nearing the six-figure mark.
But now, Jaguar just made the lovely F-Type a little more accessible by introducing a new entry-level model, which starts at $61,400. For that price, you get a base model with the automaker’s supercharged 3.0L Ingenium V6 with 340hp and 332 lb-ft of twist on tap, mated to the company’s new six-speed manual transmission. The result is a 0-60 time of just 5.5 seconds.
Should you want the open-top version as well, that still commands a premium, though is still somewhat reasonably priced at $65,400. We say somewhat reasonable because when compared to the base Porsche 911 that the Jaguar seeks to compete with, the Jag is still more than $20,000 cheaper than the Porsche.
Comparatively speaking to the previous versions of the F-Type, it’s around $3,600 and $2,700 cheaper.
For the press release, scroll down below.
The 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE
Thursday, November 12, 2015
- 2017 Model Year F-TYPE lineup to include new $61,4001 F-TYPE Coupe and new $65,4001 F-TYPE Convertible entry models, reducing available cost of entry to the sports car family by $3,600 and $2,700 respectively
- Standard Best-in-Class Jaguar EliteCare Ownership Package2 Featuring New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Roadside Assistance, Jaguar InControl® Protect & Remote™ and the Longest Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Package of any Luxury Brand in the Market
(Mahwah, N.J) – November 12, 2015 – Jaguar North America today announced it will expand the price range of the F-TYPE lineup in the U.S. for the 2017 model year to include new entry-level coupe and convertible models which lower the introductory price of the F-TYPE Coupe & Convertible to $61,4001 and $65,4001 respectively.
The 2017 line-up of Jaguar sports cars will continue to consist of the F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the range topping F-TYPE R. The addition of a new entry price level for 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE builds upon the pricing realignment strategy announced as part of The Next Generation of Jaguar for the 2016 model year in which an improved competitive value position was brought to market through a combination of new entry priced models, increased standard equipment and lower MSRPs that all help the brand target the heart of the luxury market.
The new entry model F-TYPE will feature a supercharged 340-hp 3.0L V6 mated to the 6-speed manual transmission. Entry models with rear-wheel drive and Quickshift automatic transmission configurations will also be available. The new derivatives come standard with a fixed metal roof in the coupe configuration and a new 6-way adjustable partially electric seat, as well as new standard features such as a valet mode and solar attenuating windshield glass. On an equipment adjusted basis, this new model represents an overall savings of about $1,700 over the previous model year F-TYPE and gives customers a new lower price point for getting into the vehicle.
The F-TYPE continues to come standard with important features such as the Meridian™ 770W surround sound audio system, navigation, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, leather and suedecloth finished sport seats and Jaguar InControl® Apps™. Further options can be outfitted on F-TYPE models individually or with a new Premium trim/option package.
Building on the expanded product line-up and more competitive pricing, every 2017 model year F-TYPE and all 2017 Jaguar models will come standard with Jaguar EliteCare coverage for added peace of mind. First announced for the 2016 model year, Jaguar EliteCare is a best-in-class2 ownership package offering a new vehicle limited warranty with complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance and Jaguar InControl® Protect & RemoteTM for five-years or 60,000 miles – whichever comes first.
The 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE will be available in U.S. showrooms late Spring of 2016.
1 All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
2 Class is cars sold by luxury automobile brands and claim is based on total package of warranty, maintenance and other coverage programs. For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.
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– By: Chris Chin